Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNoWriMo and Dark Things

Thought I would give an update since I won't be posting much in November. I have decided to once more give NaNoWriMo a shot. I finished two years ago and last year I lost my flash drive at 30,000 words and wrote 20,000 words in short stories.

I wasn't going to participate this year. To be honest the novels I write when I am taking my time are much, much cleaner and easier to edit. Plus my lupus is advancing and while it is still a mild case (the disease is not attacking my organs), I am beginning to feel the joy of arthritis at the ripe old age of 32. A cold front moving in, not uncommon in Nebraska in November, or a lupus flare up could start my knuckles throbbing and take away days of writing time and the last two NaNoWriMos I came right down to the wire.

But I am hosting a few Write Ins at the library, which got me real interested this year and so far I have made it a point to not let my lupus stop me from doing anything. I just do it a little slower or with gobs and gobs of sunscreen.

So NaNo here I come. Don't expect any more blog posts in November except one saying I am done. In Pill Hill Press news my wife is starting a new horror magazine Dark Things Quarterly. I have taken it upon myself to become the Dark Things Quarterly movie reviewer. I am thinking about taking on a persona, maybe calling myself The Dark Professor and then grading the movies or something like that. Dark Things Quarterly is still in the planning stages but it should be a lot of fun. I am thinking about starting a separate website for my movie review persona. I should know more by the next time I post, towards the end of the month.

Sorry for any typos in this blog, don't have time to reread, must nano.