NaNoWriMo kicked my ass and I admit defeat. With only 3 days to finish my novel I’m left with a few options:
1. Give up.
2. Write 25,000 poorly chosen words in 72 hours all for the sake of “winning.”
3. Put the story on hold and prepare for the very best month of them all.
I’m going with the third option.
This does not mean the adventures of Space Ape Samuel Chichester will go untold. I am working on the story every day, though I’ll no longer be publishing the rough draft here on Laser Farm.
Instead, I’ll publish the entire, revised, book in January.
Since the second day of NaNoWriMo I wanted to rewrite the story and focus on certain things and delete other ideas. This is my chance to do just that. When finished, the book will be leaner, funnier, more exciting, and less ungood.
NaNoWriMo is a fun exercise, and I plan to participate next year. I apologize to those whom I let down.
So, what can you expect from Laser Farm in December? Pure internet joy.
The Lego Advent Calendar shall once again be opened. Starting on December 1st, I’ll open one of the calendar doors and reveal the treasure inside. Amazing photos will accompany the wonderful words. Video too…maybe. You still have time to buy your own Lego Calendar if you want to join the fun.
There are two calendars this year: The Star Wars Calendar, and the regular City Calendar (set #7553). I’m opening the City Calendar.
Email any photos of your own Advent calendars, Lego or otherwise, and I’ll try to post them along with the daily blog. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Speaking of photos, the amazing Pauline on Facebook made this shirt for the Breaking Dawn movie. The front of the shirt says “Team Optimus Beyonce.” This is the best shirt of all time. Pauline, you are a perfect person.
Speaking of shirts, you can buy your own Team Dan T-shirts from my Cafepress store. Read the descriptions carefully. Some have “Place Jetpack Here” written on the back, and some do not.
I have more surprises and treats planned for December, including short stories, poems, drawings, and words.
In January, I’ll finally be starting up The Dan Bergstein Interview Project after months of planning.
Also in January, Monster of the Day will be back along with some new ____ of the Day items. Dan’s Lie of the Day on Twitter will make its triumphant return as well.
Things on the Laser Farm will be quite busy.
And, of course, there are some amazing articles and videos planned for SparkNotes. Maybe even a video live-blog of a Christmas movie…
You have been warned.
Hope you had a fun NaNoWriMo.
You are my life now,