Cold Mac & Cheese and other musings

November 30, 2008

Maybe next year…

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 11:04 am

Of course, the goal of the “contest” is to write a 50,000 word novel completely during the month of November.  If you finish the task, you are declared a “winner” regardless of what you submit.  Some submit stories written during the year, others have copied and pasted 50 pages from Wikipedia, just to get the certificate.  Other lunatics, like me, try to type our fingers down to little nubbies in 30 days…

My “9 Lives” project has the potential to finish on time, if I adjust November by adding 31 more days.  The down side to this is I have to skip December and go right into January.  Oh, but wait! There are some benefits to this theory.  I would probably save a lot of money on Christmas gifts, for instance, but… the rest of the family may not like the concept! (I am sure a big hunk of coal could still fit in my stocking…)

So, between the two jobs, the dog and life in general occurring on a daily basis, there have been days where I just didn’t want to write because I wanted the story to move along as it should and my brain just wasn’t “into it.” I also had no desire to game the rules just to get a certificate. Apologies to the Hampton Roads NaMoWriMo group for bringing down the average word count, but then again I know I am further along than many.  Stats show that only 15 percent of those that try actually finish, and a significant part of that group bent the rules in some fashion, so I am not too upset.

Of course, the deadline is midnite tonight.  I still have a chance to come up with the remaining 27,300 words and get that certificate!  Or… maybe just another chapter for today. I think that sounds more reasonable, don’t you? Anyway, why rush things?  I have until November 61st!!!  Next thing up is a car chase!

Thanks for reading!


November 28, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 14

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November 17, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 4:02 am


9 Lives – chapter 12

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November 16, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 10:52 pm


9 Lives – chapter 10

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please ignore the 105. It took five tries to figure the system out and we went from 10 to 102 all of a sudden.  Now we are at 105.  Regardless, chapter 10 is done and I am at 15,700 words.  Another 12,000 words today and I will be back on track to finish on time…right.

November 12, 2008

9 Lives chapter 9

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 4:36 am


November 11, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 8

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 4:27 am


November 10, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 7

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 1:19 am


November 9, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — D.J. Lutz @ 1:23 am


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