I went dark again this November doing the National Novel Writing Month. This is an annual competition to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The idea is pure creativity. No editing, no thinking, just write and don’t stop. I just finished (hours earlier than I finished last year despite the fact that I got a late start this year). My story this year is a time travel story (which is a real challenge when you are trying to write straight through — time travel requires a lot of planning and watching for inconsistencies and the like) which is also a love story (I’m a sap, what can I say?) I’m actually very happy with it and, unlike last year’s novel, I plan on coming back to it and editing it and tightening it all up. But not today. Today, I just want to kick back and relax. I did it. I wrote my second novel and just want to bask in the glow of that achievement.
Yes, I’m still alive out here. I’ve been a lot focused on job searching and in finishing up my work at Devis. It’s been an intense few weeks and Friday is my last day. Then it’s full-time focus on finding my next destination whether it be here in DC or back up in New England or somewhere in between. I’m still looking so if you have any leads, I am, as always, interested in hearing about them.
Meanwhile, I offer you this great look at what critics might have said about books if video games had been invented first from Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You: Everything Bad Goes Public