Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mojave Update and Advice from the Past

No new news, really, but in keeping in the habit of updating my bloggy-dee-dum...

1. Just cracked 9100 words on Mojave. Been a fun story so far and have kept momentum, although finding time to write between family and work continues to be a struggle...sound familiar? I just wrote a class of monster (what is this, D&D?) that actually gives me the willies to think about. That's pretty cool.

2. Saw Shaun of the Dead Saturday night-- Best. Movie. Ever.

3. I'm going to try and resist cheating and submitting Mojave to NaNoWriMo (hopefully well past 25k words by 11/1), but I definitely won't be starting a new project. In thinking about NaNoWriMo, I remembered some of the well-timed emails they sent out last year with advice from people who make a living at this game. As this seems to be the Year of Neil Gaiman, I thought I'd reminisce on Neil's helpful advice for the midpoint of a novel, posted at NaNoWriMo.

4 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

I gave up on NaNo mid way through last year... Hoping for better luck this year.

YAY! for Shaun. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nine thousand is a pretty good sized story so far. Keep on pushing it.

Aaron Polson said...

Shaun of the Dead is awesome. Have you seen Hot Fuzz yet? (from the same team)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Thanks Jamie...

Cate & Aaron: yeah, that was a great flick...I now have Hot Fuzz in my Netflix queue. My wife and I alternate movies, so I think we have a Brad Pitt movie next, then The Shining in Blu-Ray, then, eventually...Hot Fuzz!