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And that's that. Seventeen days, sixty two thousand words, and a lot of help from all of you. Thanks to everyone who contributed words (too many to list here, though later I'll compile you all), I couldn't have done this without your input.

This was an absolute blast, and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to do NaNoWriMo but fearing a lack of ideas. I literally dove into this with no idea whatsoever what the book was about. Even the title and the main character were taken from the first set of words given to me ([ profile] tillianion named the book, in case you didn't notice, and [ profile] callistra described the essence of Harry with "sex pony tail fast cars"!). it was the fastest thing I've ever written, and also the easiest and most fun to write in many ways.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Or, if you haven't actually read it yet, that you WILL enjoy it. Probably the easiest way to read it in order is from here:

And now, maybe, just maybe, I can start sleeping properly again. Writing this fast and furious makes the brain do funny things!

PS - I may not leave this up and publically available forever, as if I go back and reread it and like it enough, I may even work on it for publication. So enjoy it while it lasts! :)
martinlivings: (Obituary)
Fifty thousand words in thirteen days. Done and dusted.

Somehow, NaNoWriMo doesn't feel like that much of a challenge anymore. ;)

Technically, I could just stop. I've reached my word goal. But y'know what? I kinda want to know what happens to Harry and Ileana. Hopefully a few other people do too. So I'll finish the damn book. Only six more chapters to go! Oooooh!

But, NaNoWriMo-wise... stick a fork in me, I'm done.


Nov. 25th, 2008 10:45 am
martinlivings: (Obituary)
I started writing Obituary on November 12th, nearly a fortnight after NaNoWriMo officially started. No planning, no forethought, just jumped right in with a few words thrown at me to include for good measure.

Today I should break the fifty thousand word mark. If not today, then early tomorrow.

That means I will have technically completed NaNoWriMo in under two weeks.

It generally takes me longer to read a book than it's taken me to write this one. Of course, I'm not reading this one, just letting it tumble out at random. Plus, hey, it's shite. But I could theoretically write twelve of these babies a year. And they couldn't be much worse than some other books I might name.

So, y'know. Go me. :)
martinlivings: (Obituary)
Yes, on that cliffhanger, I'm going to leave it for a few days, as I'm going to be without Internet and computer for a couple of days. But I'll be back at the coalface bright and early on Monday morning, ready to write the next two of the final ten chapters in my masterpiece (cough cough!).

I've got two words for those chapters already, so I just need four more. However, if there are more than four more offered, I'll start applying them to the chapters that follow these. So, theoretically, the whole course of the rest of the book could be laid out if I get, um, around thirty-odd more words over the weekend. :)

Have a great weekend, all, and prepare yourselves for the soul-shattering conclusion to the entirely-pulled-out-of-my-arse magnificent octopus that is Obituary!!!!!!!
martinlivings: (Obituary)
C'mon, I'm raring at the bit to get this section of the book done and dusted. Just two more words and I can get started. :)


Nov. 18th, 2008 11:50 am
martinlivings: (Obituary)
Passed the half way point to the 50000 target just now, hurray! Not bad for less than a week's work. ;)

If I can keep this up, I should hit 40000 words by the end of this week, then I'll take the weekend off (it's our seven year anniversary, and Izz and I are going away for the weekend), then cruise to victory the next week. Oh, except that, by the structure of this book, it's going to be 60000 words, not 50000. But still, all I have to do is pass the magic fifty by the end of the month, I can finish Obituary off after that! Too easy! :)

Hmm... when am I going to have time to fix up "Ascension" for Grants Pass during all this???

But I'm not a writer... honestly...
martinlivings: (Obituary)
Okay, I'll start writing the next chapter in, let's say, twenty minutes. So far I have purple go-go boots. If there's nothing else by then, then all there'll be in this chapter is purple go-go boots. Can you live with yourselves if that happens? I don't think so. ;)
martinlivings: (Obituary)
C'mon, guys, I have two words and a chapter to write! ;)


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