2012 will be my ninth attempt at NaNoWriMo, my fourth as a co-ML for Atlanta, and it's my third as ML for Georgia-Elsewhere. I'm a former mod of Religious Lit for three years, and former mod of LitFic for two years. And this is my second year as a ML Mentor.
AKA - I do the nano.
The first year I attempted one went down in flames after day,
Year 2 went great and started a really great novel which is still sitting unfinished. Until now.
Year 3 I decided to do it on Halloween and wrote a completely fluff novel that I had a blast writing,
Year 4 I tried to write a story beyond my capabilities but hit 125k words in it and got halfway done. 7 person dialogues just suck,
Year 5, for the first time I actually finished the story. Well, 2 stories - wrote two 60k novels that are kinda like a part 1 and 2.
Year 6 I wrote a 150k word tomb on a messed up thanksgiving. And started on a second one that was firmly YA.
Year 7 I wrote an incredibly depressing novel about gay teen suicide that when I try to reread I get depressed because it's THAT sad. Wow. I can be dark.
Year 8 I tried to go outside my usual dark litfic by writing a dystopia style novel. It didn't work.
And now Year 9. I'm rewriting that Year 2 NaNo completely - pretty much just keeping the character names, a little bit of the bio, and the basic plot shell.
And I do a lot other, non-writing stuff. I'm a pretty active and passionate Unitarian Universalist both on the congregational level and the denominational level. I work a ton. Etc. And such.
And yes - I'm the guy who wrote the Freddy the Frog story.
- Municipal Liaison
- Atlanta, GA
- There are such things?
- Favorite noveling music:
- Depends on the scene. Techno for word counts, Sad stuff for Sad Scenes. I'm planning on Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and a little John Mayer this year.
- Favorite books or authors:
- Wouk, Turtledove, Rowling, Me.