Liz's Looming Lunacy

An author trying to find her place in the world.

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Location: Bayport, New York, United States

Swain's world (The Cosmic Unicorn #1); A Day in the Life (Alternate Hilarities #3); The Lawnmower that Ate Manhattan (NIEKAS, I forget the issue); Spring Cleaning (Sound Waves); Shadow Play (The Parasitorium II: Parasitic Sands, 2007); Crow's Feat (Free Fall (February, 2007) Oh, and Obligatory Holly Lisle Affiliate Link for writing workshops and stuff.


Well, it has begun (xposted from

Hello, my droogs. O my brothers,

(You can stop laughing now, Liz)

Oh, sorry about that. *grin* I can't help the Clockwork Orange ikn-jokes every once in awhile though--anything to irk big Brother.

(What does the Big Brothers/Big Sisters club have eto do with t?)

Haven't you ever read George Orwell's 1984 Yeesh.

(I'm a mental image. Mental images don't read)

Then how are you entering data on the computer?

(. . .)

Ahem. Anyway, as I was saying, we all have ideas, whether general or specific, for books. The general idea behind National Novel Writing Year is to make 2005 The Year Of The Novel -- that is, you write a thousand (1k) words per week and at the end of the year you have a novel of 52k (52,000 words).

A thousand words a week isn't all hat much of a commitment. It's even like writing letters or email, not much at all, and you'll find yourself doing a lot of the tedious cerebral work of plotting and thinking about what you're going to write in the more boring moments of your non-writing life. Even if you're ust going to edit other stories and submit them (shorter ones) in your non-writing time (plus of course write other shorts), you'll find that 1k per week is manageable.

Let's give it a shot, shall we? You might be rather pleased with the results.

Elizabeth Anne Ensley
NaNoWriYe '05 LJ Community
NaNoWriYe '05 YGroup


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