Yeap, I’ve decided to plunge into doing the NaNoWriMo contest. For those of you who do not know what NaNoWriMo is; it stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a semi-contest for writers to write a 50K+ novel within the span of one month. There is no prize for completing other than a pat on the back and the right to say I finished a novel in a month.
The thought of doing this intrigued me since I first found out about it last year. Though life has calmed down in the last month, there are still many things that I normally do that would make completing this endeaver a little difficult. I look forward to the challenge though, especially now that my wife has decided to join the challenge to jump start her own novel.
So good luck to her and good luck to everyone else that plans on participating in NaNoWriMo. I’ll see you on the other side.
So for something new to this blog is my self teaching of 3ds Max. My first project is designing a Rapier Mk I starfighter from the Wing Commander series. I won’t go into boring details on how it was designed. Suffice to say this was about 6 hours of work total over the course of 5 days. Each pic shows the progress after one day.
So things look a little different around here. It has been a rough couple of months with the passing of my father to lung cancer and with that a reexamination of my life. I am so much more than writer and seeing that I am still in the stages of being a new fledgling writer, I have kind of run out of things to blog about. Why should this blog be so narrow focused? The short answer is that it shouldn’t! Long ago I embraced my geek inner self and I see no reason that I cannot put it on full display. Besides, if you know the author from aspects other than writing, you may gain a deeper insight as to how or why I write the way I do. It’s time to examine the geek side and embrace how awesome it is. The old high school stereotype couldn’t be farther from the truth. I’m more than just a writer. I am a geek.
What use to be Chronicles of a Writer has now become Geekology.