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.


Ah, yes...11 days and counting

               Or is it twelve days? National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, will begin at midnight, November 1, 2005. I think this is supposed to be year five. I could have sworn that it was older than that, but... I plan to write a fantasy. In fact, it's part of the same story that I wrote last year for National Novel Writing Month, only it's gone five hundred years before that story. I plan to write the genesis of the antagonist. What I had thought would be a back story to the genesis of the antagonist, as it turns out, will be book one of two books concerning the origin of the antagonist.
               The epiphany that I had the other day? I actually wrote a first draft of TLGM in 1083, in outline form. Strange to say that I think the outline was just over 50k, but there's no way to tell for sure because the original outline/manuscript scattered with the winds. (Yes, in other words, I lost it--probably when moving to Long Island from Philadelphia). The story has remained in my unovened little mind and has grown to epic proportions. It just grew a bit more, too. This makes two series that I have in my brain that are driving me insane that I have to light to set things "write".....
               This is my second year of participation in National Novel Writing Month. I won last year (one of many winners), scraping by with 50,106 words approximate. Second NaNo, second computer death. Growl, snarl, grr... At least the system had the courtesy to expire before NaNo, so I actually had a bit of time to come up with an alternative before the Month of Madness actually begins.
               Ta for now! I need to get writing (again). I still have to do a pre-story to the novel that was supposed to be a pre-story to the novel that was supposed to be a pre-story to last year's NaNoWriMo task.