Greetings! I've begun July's Camp NaNoWriMo, which means I have set out to write a novel in the month of July. Forty thousand words to be exact. That's my goal, and thus far, I'm on target. I wrote 1,469 words this afternoon in a Lustmord induced frenzy of sporadic prose.
I want to stay accountable and get better with keeping a consistent blog going. Hence, the birth of I Want to Write, the cousin of I Want to Hack which took place last year and earlier this year.
Having just finished reading The Catcher in The Rye for the first time (I know, I'm a bit late) and having just finished the first complete draft our my and my friend Brian's first young adult fantasy novel, this current project, tentatively titled Dragon Arrow borrows heavily from the first person casual tone of Catcher in a fantasy environment I've been contemplating for many months now.
For inspirational fuel, I've relied heavily on the archives of the Writing Excuses podcast. They've thrown the idea of a million practice words around like it's no big deal on multiple occasions. As such, I figure I've got about eight hundred thousand or so serious words to write before I exit the practice stage.
Which is what makes NaNoWriMo appeal to me so much. (I wonder if I can count the two hundred plus words in this blog entry...)
Here goes nothing.