Friday, 21 October 2011

WriMos, get ready.

Look out, guys. we've got ten days. tens to make the finishing touches on our ideas. ten days to scare the shit out of ourselves. ten days to change our minds. we've got ten days to relax. after those ten days. it's gonna be sleepless nights and cramped fingers.

who's excited?

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Derp, incase you do not know what NaNoWriMo is

Hello again, good friends.

I just realized, some of you do not know what NaNoWriMo is.
NaNoWriMo stands for "National Novel Writing Month" where thousands of people strive to write a 50k word *that's 50,000 folks* book in the span of only 30 days.

This of course, causes us to panic before we start, and while we're writing, plenty of us are considering writing our Wills instead, seeing as how we want someone to come up and shoot us in the face because we thought we could write a novel in 30 days. 

We're not allowed to edit in the month of November. Our inner editor is a jerk who deserves to be ignored. For those of you who were wondering, in order to write this novel, of only 50k words, which, in retrospect, is rather small for a novel, seeing as how the first book of my series is supposed to have 130k more words than that, one would need to write roughly 1667 words a day. Or if you're writing by hours in a day, and have a schedule like mine, you'll spend only 22% of your month writing! I believe it's 153 hours of November spent in the form of you bending over your notebook/keyboard/computer inches away from face desking.

Why do we put ourselves through this madness? No idea, really. Maybe it's the recognition that we can do this, and that we can possibly get published. Speaking of, did you know the author of Water For Elephants, which is that movie with the elephant and Robert Pattinson for those who don't know, is a winner of NaNoWriMo? So, it might be that. Or, it could be the million dollar prize if you do win.

Just kidding about the million dollar prize.

No, what you do get, which might not seem worth it for many, is a certificate thing for finishing. And if you're in San Fransisco, there's a 6 Hour Sit In Write-A-Thon thing. i really want to go, but you know. Germany =/= San Fransisco.

Follow @NaNoWriMo on twitter for more information, or check out their website at 
Consider it. Do it. Hate it. Love it.

--Lisa Stevens, first time NaNoWriMo Participant.

I Do Believe An Introduction Is In Order

Why hello there, 

Yes, you with the hair. I'm talking to you.

First off, i'd like to say a few things about myself as if this were the first day of school.
I'm German-American, living in Germany for year number 8. I write an assload of stuff, and always have more than one story going at a time.
My baby is the never-ending work in progress, <Series Title Unavailable Because I Can't Make Up My Damn Mind>, and I'm not giving any more information about it. /herp derp.

The story i'm going to be writing during NaNoWriMo 2011 is called The Requiem, whose title i nabbed from the Linkin Park album "A Thousand Suns." Linkin Park is the shit. So is Skillet. Le nod.

I read Maureen Johnson, JK Rowling, Rachel Caine, Suzanne Collins, PC & Kristen Cast, Richelle Mead, Cassie Clare, Maggie Stiefvater, John Green, LJ Smith, and a butt-ton more of epicly amazing authors. 

Anywho. I'm still in school, so my posts will be kind of late depending on our time differences. Regardless, feel free to follow, or check out my twitter and or tumblr, which i will put in links somewhere on this blog in the future when i'm not procrastinating on doing my AP assignments. 

11 days!

--Lisa Stevens