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Things Gone Strange

You know things have gone strange when you devolve into a discussion on the literary themes of TRON: Legacy.

The conversation starts innocently enough about dystopian versus post apocalyptic themes.  The Road, 2012, The Postman.  And then along came TRON.  There is no end of the world, thus it has been decided, there was no apocalypse.  It is, however, a dystopian.  I don’t even know where to go from there.

Writing groups are strange wondrous things.  You never know what strangeness will come out of them.

A word war ensued to quell the mania.  Life goes on.

TRON: Legacy has been given literary themes.

What are your favorite post apocalyptic or dystopian books or movies?

Six Sentence Sunday

From Go, Little Novelist, Go (working title)

It had to be dangerous to be moving so fast over the broken and uneven ground, but I no longer cared. This was true freedom. No one telling me what to do, who to be. No memories to worry about, just the passage of the wild land around me and my muscles working as they were meant to. We startled deer into paniced stampedes, sent flocks of birds into frantic flight, and rabbits into sprints to safety. Each of those instances made me want to give chase, but Erik kept me moving forward, herding me away from the prey.


My NaNo Progress

Last night I hit 42,000 words.  In eight days.

My brain is a little… fried. (more…)

Camp NaNoWriMo

So, all has been silent in my blog land.  It is not a lack of love at all.  It is a scramble for word count like the insane freak that I am.  It is nearing the end of day three, and I will be closing it out with twenty thousand words.

Yeah, I roll like that.

I’ve been churning out words in psychotic quantities.  People ask me how I do it. (more…)

Camp NaNoWriMo Survival Guide

Remember in that glorious amber glow of happy childhood memories, packing up to get ready to head off to summer camp?  Bug spray and swim suits, socks and plenty of undies.  A bag of treats you weren’t supposed to be bringing.  Your mom foisting off stationary and pens on you, as if you’d actually have time to write!  A journal that would be as empty when you head home as when you head off.  So many things, all pared down to a duffle bag.

The bunnies followed me to camp…


Thirty Days: The End is Bittersweet

Today is November 30th.  November is nearly finished and with it the journey that was NaNoWriMo. (more…)

Guest NaNo Post by gigadrive08

Today I have to thank Casey Blair, aka gigadrive08, for writing up his NaNoWriMo experience for me.  This is the first in, what I hope to be, a series of guest spots.  Thank you, Casey, write on. (more…)

NaNoWriMo Concerns

For those who lurk in the forums of NaNoWriMo during the month of November, you might have noticed me there.  I’m a frequent troller.  I love the forums and the community.  I am particularly fond of the NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul forum for novelers in distress.  It is a place where I can help people. (more…)

The Look of Success

Validation has before for WriMos near and far.  Yes, I’m talking NaNoWriMo and the magical change of word count bars everywhere from blue to purple.  It seems like such a small thing, that little color change, but I can tell you, there is a sense of complete and utter satisfaction that comes with that tiny shift of the spectrum. (more…)

After NaNo

The end of NaNoWriMo is drawing near, under a week left of this hectic dash to the finish line.  Some have already felt the sweet taste of victory and will celebrate tomorrow by validating officially for the first time.  Others are struggling to share in the glory that is a winner’s icon.  Still others are wallowing with defeat nipping at their heels, wondering why they ever thought they could write 50,000 words in 30 days. (more…)

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