Some of my no-account friends in the UCF have shamed me into trying NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated among you, November is National Novel Writing Month. The object of NaNoWriMo (gawd, I hate typing that), is to try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. You have to start from scratch. And write, write, write.
The object of this excercise is...I'm not 100% sure. I guess it's about forcing yourself to do the work every day. They tell you to just go for volume. Don't edit. Don't re-write. Don't try to get it perfect. (or even good.) That's what December is for.
So anyway, today I wrote Chapter 1 of "The Untitled, Unplotted Space Opera". I clocked in as 2261 words today, which I'm mightily pleased about. (You need to average 1667 words per day to hit the goal line.)
Anyway, there's a widget on the upper righthand side of my blog now, and if it ever starts working, you'll be able to keep up with my progress there. It's blank right now. D'oh!