Right around midnight I crossed the finish line of 50,000 words for the third November in a row. I actually finished before midnight, but then it literally took me many minutes to find the verification tool that would allow me to take credit for winning in the eyes of NaNoWriMo. Either I was just too tired to find it quickly, or the site redesign still needs some tweaking over there. I’ll blame the site for now. 🙂
I’m excited, pleased, and invigorated to have done this three years in a row and my current hope is to keep the momentum going for the time being. My lovely wife has taken up a part-time evening job, so at least for the foreseeable future, it is possible that I might keep writing and get this years novel into something more like a finished product.
I also have two other big projects I’m working on. One, Vlad the Vegan Vampire has gone on hiatus for the first time in three years. This is, in a way, sad but also exciting. We are reworking some ideas from a gag strip earlier this year and will be coming back with a long form graphic novel (published digitally) in the New Year. Two, I am working on a tongue-in-cheek take on the story of the Little Drummer Boy, which I hope to self publish within the next week or so via the Kindle publishing service. It’s a short story I wrote a few months back as a reaction to my toddler’s full year of addiction to the Christmas carol of the same name. Obviously any news related to self-publishing will be posted up here as it comes.