Learning by experience, and how not to do it

31 Oct 2009

In 2002, I signed up for NaNoWriMo, an insane Internet pseudo-contest to write a novel in a month. I managed it, and you can see the results here (be gentle - it was written in a month, and I haven’t revisited it with an editor’s pen). For a few years, I paid it no mind, but this year I seem to be surrounded by people who’re taking up the challenge, so I’ve succumb to peer pressure and signed up again. Wish me luck.

P.S. - For anyone who has an nascent novelistic idea (or even a title), and have, say, mentioned it in the pub, then it’s not too late to sign up. You know who you are.

P.P.S. - Regarding the previous entry, the bad news is that I’ll not have a chance to work on SilverService for at least a month. The good news is that I’ve already solved the new entry problem, which was the most serious issue with the current version. If you have the OS X developer tools, you can grab the latest version from GitHub to get the fix.

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