NaNo Failure

Posted November 28th, 2007 (6:50 am) || Comments Off

Well, it seems that life happens. Why the hell did the creator of this thing pick November? Other than Thanksgiving, there’s school and tests, the start of the Christmas holiday, all kinds of activities are going on (this is when the fundraisers start for my son’s Choir)… this isn’t easy. If that was all, it might still be possible if not easy, but in my case there is more. Due to a lot of financial hardship this month I’ve really been spending a lot of time dealing with that. So, no NaNo for me this year. I got up to around 10,000 words by the middle of the month and by then everything else just seemed to have priority.

On the upside, during this time I discovered something about TLOT3. My hosting provider is now offering Google Webmaster Tools with my account and I figured I’d give it a shot. As a result, I discovered people are finding by searching for “hero system rifts” and I’m coming up rank four for that search. On a whim, I also searched “rifts hero” and found I’m rank two. So it looks like my site is working. Unfortunately, I haven’t published any of my Rifts material yet. So it looks like I’ve got some writing to do anyway…

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Posted October 24th, 2007 (3:38 pm) || Comments Off

National Novel Writing Month is about to begin. I have chosen to take part this year. I first learned of NaNoWriMo about a year ago and thought the idea was cool but I never really did anything about it. At the time I was juggling a family, a new full time job and a full time school schedule and as always trying to edge in a little personal life where I could. Looking back I probably could have given it a shot anyway. What’s the worst that could have happened? Had I tried I certainly would have written more words than a big fat nothing. So this year I’m doin’ it!

My novel will be called Ebonwind and will be set in the Ebonwind campaign setting I created for use with the Star Hero/Hero System role-playing game. For more information about the setting and the story as it unfolds you can visit

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