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  • Inktober is Upon Us – An Invitation

    As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m participating in Inktober this year. This is my first time. For those who don’t know what Inktober is, it’s basically NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) but for artists. The goal? Draw one inked drawing a day and share it with at least one person on-line or off-.

    Today is Day Three so after I post this blog entry, I’ll be working in my sketchbook to create a new offering. Days One and Two are posted to my social media, which is where you’re invited to check out my daily drawings. My Inktober efforts show up on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr feeds.

    Join me.


  • Winter Hiding and NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo 2016

    Today, my winter hibernation period begins. (See last entry.)

    To kick it off, I’m starting a new project. A secret project. One of two secret projects.

    These secret projects will be part of NaNoWriMo, which needs to get done because I dropped the ball on NaNoWriMo last year for reasons I don’t remember. (For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month in which writers are supposed to write a book in one month with a minimum of 50,000 words.)

    Since I’m notorious for being anti-establishment in so many ways, I’m not putting 50k words into a single project but over the course of two. Those two secret ones I mentioned.

    I’d better get to work.


  • NaNoWriMo Plans for 2015

    20141022_161746_resizedAs much as I’d like to sit down and start a new novel from scratch, present deadlines dictate otherwise so even though this is my first year doing NaNoWriMo–I’ve always never bothered because I was writing anyway so just did my own thing–I’m not going to do it 100%. Yes, I’ll do the 50k, but no, I won’t be doing a new novel.

    What I will be doing is the following, which will use up that 50k:

    – Finish Zomtropolis (10-15k to go)

    – Finish Mech Apocalypse 2 (25k to go)

    – Two short story commissions (around 4-5k each)

    If the above doesn’t tally 50k, then I’ll do something short to round it out. You’ve got to basically do about 1,700 words a day to achieve the NaNoWriMo goal. I can do that. As well, since I’m working the Comic Con this weekend, Nov. 1 is out for me as a writing day, so the earlier I can start is Monday. Might be Tuesday because the day after the con I’m usually trashed and just veg out.

    Regardless, 50k before November is over. Done.