NaNoWriMo 2011

NaNo 2011 Stamp

NaNoWriMo is upon us! I’m not a well-known blogger or author, so I’ll keep this brief for you.

With only a few days of planning and plotting left, I wanted to give you an idea of what to expect from me. I’m not a prolific blogger, and that won’t be changing anytime soon. I will try to post some updates as to how I’m doing, and what I’m struggling with. Might be kind of fun to do a mini NaNo journal. Most likely what you’ll see are periodic updates, maybe weekly, as to how I’m doing.

For those of you doing NaNo, Literature and Latte has a trial version of the excellent program Scrivener for NaNo up and running. If you are interested, head here and check it out:

Finally, some hints for you as well. 1,667 words a day doesn’t sound like much. There are times it takes forever, and others where it takes no time at all. When you get stuck, move on to another spot in the story. Come back to that point when you’re ready. Make sure you join up with your region, and attend some Write-Ins! This might be the most important! They are a blast, get you out in a different environment (which can help your writing) and will introduce you to new people. And last, but not least, have fun. Writing is hard work, but if it’s not fun, it’s not worth it.

Good luck to all of you. May the Words be with you!

Destiny Quest: The Legion of Shadow review

Cover for Destiny Quest #1 - The Legion of Shadow

I talked about gamebooks a few months back here, and mentioned the title Destiny Quest by Michael J. Ward. I’ve been slowly making my way through the adventure, and I’m finally ready for a verdict on this book’s Plot & Gameplay. So, what is it? Read on!

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Mountains by a lake.I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains! – Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring

Do you ever have that feeling that something needs to change? That itch for adventure and the unknown?

I have that itch now, and I don’t know what to do with it. It tugs and pulls, telling me that there is somewhere to go and something to do.

Mountains represent a time when things were clear to me. And right now, things seem foggy.

As for things I’m working on. NaNoWriMo 2011 is starting on November 1! I’m going to be doing that, so I’ll be MIA for Nov, most likely. If you want to follow or friend me on the NaNo site, here is my profile.

After NaNo, I’m going to get a VYOA going. If I can get it going quick enough, it could be in Dec, but I’m betting Jan 2012.

In the near future, I’ll have a review for DestinyQuest: The Legion of Shadow, and also the Gamebook Adventures iOS apps.

So, lots on the table, and not enough time. Such is life though.

Oh, I’ve also updated my Contact Me page to list my Google+ profile, as well as my NaNoWriMo profile.

Update: The site for NaNoWriMo has updated, so the old link is no longer valid. I have updated it, though.

Original mountain picture located: here.