Monday, November 28, 2011

Ok. I know this is doing things sort of backwards. Very much so like trying to get sponsors AFTER one has won the race instead of before. But I’m hoping that this will actually work. Here’s why.

If you’ve been reading this blog at all this month, you know that I’ve been engaged in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo. While this has proven to be an excellent exercise for me in managing my time and keeping my writing production up, it could mean more still. NaNoWriMo is put on every year by NaNoWriMo’s parent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Office of Letters and Light, to raise funds to pay for the Young Writers Program and adult main programs throughout the rest of the year. A lot of the money raised comes from donations from the NaNoWriMo participants, but some of us have had better years than others. This past year has been a tight one for me, so I am asking folks to help me out by sponsoring my novel. If you’d like to sponsor me, just visit my sponsorship page and make a donation. If you’re not sure yet, read on… [click to continue…]


And today… the finish line is crossed! Just one little problem. I’m not done. Yes, I’ve written over 50,000 words in my story, but I’ve barely started scratching the surface of act three. I’ve got at least four chapters to go, and I have the feeling that when I do the first revision of this story quite a lot of my chapters are going to split into multiple lesser chapters. But I did manage to write 2765 words today, and that was good enough to put me over the edge of the NaNoWriMo 50,000 word finish line!

50200 / 50000

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