2014 In Review

Posted on | January 4, 2015

I was going to say that I’ve gotten absolutely nothing done in 2014, but that’s not entirely true, is it?  Looking back through the record, I actually wrote one novel and successfully powered through a second.  They’re not great novels; the first is a rough draft written in the heat of NaNoWriMo, and is about 51,334 words, so it’s technically a novel in the NaNoWriMo sense.  It’s okay, as rough drafts go; wordy and repetitive, in the grand NaNoWriMo “every word but not every idea must be new” tradition; characters say the same things over and over.

On the other hand, Captain and Queen, my first major attempt at fanfiction in years, was pretty satisfactory.  It’s currently about 68,000 words, and there are still a few chapters left.  Since I was writing for a distinctly new audience, I left a lot of kinks at the door; I wanted to just write an adventure, and I did.  

Grand total, I wrote about 124,600 words last year.  That’s not too bad.

Oh, and I have a confession to make.  Part of the reason I haven’t updated this site in a very long is that I’ve forgotten how to use my own posting software.  It’s freaking 11 years old at this point.  I need to update it.

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One Response to “2014 In Review”

  1. Garrett Wollman
    January 7th, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

    Re: the creaky software — that’s sort of like my photo Web site, which is behind multiple years and tens of thousands of photos. Not because I’ve forgotten how it works, but because I know far too well how much it sucks but haven’t accumulated sufficient round tuits to finish the rewrite. Turns out that I’d rather go on a trip somewhere AND TAKE MORE PHOTOS than actually fix the software that lets me do something useful with them.

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