A winner is me!

This post explains my prolonged absence on this weblog. You see, I've written a book.
Now, loyal readers of snowstone may have discovered the prose section, which contains a number of short stories, often very short ones. But I had never before written anything near the 50,201 words that I wrote now, and all of it in the span of one month. Credit where credit is due: it was NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, but you can take the 'National' with a block of salt) that made clucking noises in my direction, while flapping its arms up and down, and nobody, but nobody calls me a chicken and gets away with it. Except maybe a large group of heavily armed neonazis who work out a lot in prison.
To write this book, I had to abandon a lot of my usual writing techniques. I normally write carefully, weigh every word, and keep things short. This novel, however, is pretty messy, cliché-ridden, and is definitely not all 'show and tell'. But it's also 75 single-spaced A4 pages and with a lot of editing, it might just become something serious. It has more characters than I've ever written. It's got an actual plot, which even twists. In short, it's a new and exhilirating experience.

Posted by cronopio at 12:35 AM, December 08, 2006