Since my first NaNoWriMo in 2011 I have finished (at NOWD, yay), written a third of a YA Fantasy novel then shelved it, and ghostwritten (for pay) a literary historical fiction novel. 2012 will see me working on a piece which is the first in a series of genre fiction novels. (Cross genre, in fact.)
This year my wife has joined Nano. My brother has joined Nano. So I'm happy to have influenced at least two people to have fun in November!
(2011 bio continues below:)
I've been writing for years (since elementary school) and been paid for my work on a number of occasions. The trick now is for me to figure out how to actually finish long fiction. The basics are there, but the execution always falls short. NaNoWriMo 2011 is an effort to force my hand, and complete the first (of many) long fiction works.
I'm working to overcome my blocks and my fears. November 2011 is a chance to prove to myself as much as to anyone else that I am really a writer who is capable of putting out a novel, and then finishing it. (Which I expect to take well into 2012.)
My biggest critic is myself. While what I write seems to please others I am always so hyper-critical of myself that I enter into endless rewrites and never make any progress. This continues until I abandon my projects. This is the year I prove to myself that I can abandon my inner editor, and let myself write.
So . . . bring on November . . .
(Note: Harper Jayne is a pen name.)
- Vista, CA
- Writing, gaming (video games, roleplaying games, and board games), films and television (series, scripted), cooking, etc.
- Favorite noveling music:
- Varies, but a lot of soundtracks, techno, rock, industrial, etc.
- Favorite books or authors:
- George R.R. Martin, Dan Simmons, David Weber, and many, many more.