Halloween is here again and I’m going to do the same thing I always do on Halloween… HIDE IN THE BASEMENT WITH THE LIGHTS OFF! I can’t afford Halloween and I’m not feeling well today, really. Tomorrow, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts, and I want to be fresh for that. I have to write a minimum of 1667 words per day in order to make my goal of either one 50,000-word novel or three 17,000-word short stories in 30 days. It’s a project that I attempted for the first time last year at the Doc’s request, and I only managed a little over 26,000 words, which made it a long short story. This year, I hope to do better! If you think about it, writing 1667 words of plot, character, dialogue, scene, setting, and such is a lot 30 days in a row! I will have, most likely, three rough drafts of three short stories when midnight on 30 Nov 2019 rolls around. That is my goal. I may tie the three together in such a way as to make them a trilogy of sorts, but still stand-alone stories in their own right. I think that will be a neat challenge. So, on this NaNoWriMo Eve, I’ve been prepping for the beginning of a mad month. I’m going to use Scrivener to write my stories with. That way, I can have the flexibility that Scrivener offers. I worked all the way through the “Ready, Set, Novel!” Workbook during the last part of September and all of October, so I feel like I have something to work with besides the seat of my pants this year. Last year, no prep time was one of the big pitfalls, I think. We’ll see how it goes this year. So, Happy Halloween, and you know where I’ll be!
Content Rating PG, for the most part
I try to keep the content of my posts in the PG range (meaning that maybe your 13-year-old should not read it... Just kidding!) - you know, something I could get away with tastefully in the town square without getting lynched, tarred-and-feathered, or hung (and something my mother would NOT wash my mouth out with soap for). As far as what age you have to be to understand some of the subtleties of my humor in writing and/or speaking, well... That may vary. A lot.