1.12.09

It's December already?


I not only wrote 30 posts in 30 days for NaBloPoMo, I wrote 30 posts about zombies. That was my personal goal, to pick a theme and stick with it. That's how NovZomCon was born.

I had a lot of fun with it. There are definitely things I would have done differently, but I guess that's how it is with hindsight. I had toys and clothing squished together and I don't know what I was thinking. I could probably find 30 zombie themed t-shirts alone. Same thing for movies and television...and musicals and plays and short films and porn and music videos and...well, you get the idea.

No, I don't know why Borat is on the NaBlo winners badge.




Then there was NaNoWriMo. I totally rocked it. I wrote a novel - a big freakin' 50,000 word manuscript! It's not quite finished yet, but it will be. I came this far, I know I can keep going. I'm very proud of myself actually. There were fireworks when I had my novel validated, almost like at the end of a level in Super Mario Bros. Sadly, they weren't animated.

CreateSpace is offering each NaNo winner a free proof copy of their manuscript. With my novel sitting on the shelf with all the other paperback books, I can pretend to be a real author.

Actually, I already fit a few of the stereotypes; I drink coffee, own cats, struggle with depression, and spend much of my day alone. If I take up chain smoking or get hit by a car, I'll be on the bestsellers list before I know it!

3 comments:

  1. Great Success!

    Um...You are serious? A full, honest to the FSM, novel?

    Congrats!!

    And now (more to the point) when can I read it?! Whazzit about? THINGS!!?

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  2. THINGS!!? Fo' shizzle, crizzle.

    Thanks for the congrats. :)

    Inspired by that cat-poop-turning-people-into-zombies-thingy and crazy cat ladies in general...it's about cats controlling/brain-washing humans. They sort of turn into zombie slaves, and bring home fresh meat for their cats to eat. You know, meat like neighbourhood dogs and boyfriends. I haven't written the actual ending yet, but I have written an alternate ending involving cat-spaceships and intelligent cat-aliens and cat-alien-scientists. Actually, I quite like my alternate ending. :P

    After all, they do say to write what you know. :P

    Flying Spaghetti Monster, hey? Is he supposed to be an edible Cthulhu? ThinkGeek has a Cthulhu xmas tree topper. WANT!

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  3. LOL - I'm going to need a copy, if only to keep one step ahead of the cats!

    I guess he could be an edible Cthulhu...but with a more benevolent side - I mean did Cthulhu create Beer Volcanos & Stripper Factories? Why, I think NOT!

    With that said, the tree topper is pretty awesome, and that's coming from Scrooge :-P

    ...I'm not sure it's $140.00 rockin'...but it's pretty damn cool all the same.

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