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Writing a Novel in a Month. by tucsonmike on 16 October 2005 8:13pm
 
This is a contest I am insane enough to enter. See the link:
http://www.nanowrimo.org/

The purpose? To write a 50,000 word novel in one month. It is free to register.
Mike
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by canaveralgumby on 17 October 2005 7:20am
 
So what are you going to write about, Mike?
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by tucsonmike on 18 October 2005 2:26am
 
I wrote a screenplay that has just been sitting for a year (I am meeting with some filmmakers Saturday through my writers group). I am just going to do a novel version. It is called Cactus Corners. The characters are talking cacti. It's basically the Flintstones only with cacti set in a fictional town on the Arizona/Mexico border.

I'll let you know.
Mike
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by suzulu on 18 October 2005 10:51am
 
So, Mike, you have a load of prickly characters in your novel! (Sorry!) Sounds like fun. Hope it gets to the big screen in the future. Good luck! Sue
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by tucsonmike on 19 October 2005 5:17am
 
Thank you Sue, and yes I enjoyed the pun.
I'll post something Saturday when I speak with these folks.
Mike
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by canaveralgumby on 19 October 2005 5:51am
 
How creative!

I have a friend who's been writing romantic fiction for a few years and just signed on with a publisher. She can actualy say she has an editor. Company called Siren Publishing. Cool or what?!

I am writing a (guess what) Star Trek fan fiction about Data, which has gotten completely out of control and I have about 80K words, about 3/4 to 7/8 of it done. It's tough, but fun. But tough.
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by tucsonmike on 20 October 2005 6:36am
 
Who's your friend Cori? My wife is a published Romance Writer. Her website is
http://elainecharton.com

Mike
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by canaveralgumby on 20 October 2005 11:15pm
 
My friend's pseudonym is Lara Santiago. I think I'm not supposed to say what her name is! I think her writing has so much more going for it than just romance. Anyway, they will be publishing her first book - a trilogy of 3 related novellas - online in January and I think in print a few months after that.

I wonder, though, what the cacti have to say about the pretentious tourists who come tromping through the desert...
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by tucsonmike on 21 October 2005 6:28am
 
I'll check on your friends books. Ask her if she is attending the EPIC Conf. in San Antonio in March. (EPIC is the Electronic publishers).
Oh yes, Cacti and human invaders. I have already had some fun with that. And you thought some Conquistadors were shot full of arrows...
 
Re: Writing a Novel in a Month. by tucsonmike on 24 October 2005 2:11am
 
Couldn't make the film gathering yesterday. The better half needed me at home. I will meet with my writing colleague Jana later in the week.
 
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