NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Hindsight Rather Than Foresight

Final word count:  50,203 Words this week:  3,181 Average words per day:  1,591 Slow and steady once again “wins” the race. I broke my three-year-long “losing” streak (although any year during which my word count is greater than 0 cannot truly be considered a “loss”). During the first two weeks, it looked...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Four

Current word count:  47,022 Words this week:  15,752 Average words per day:  2,247 This week’s word count ended exactly where I needed it to in order to ensure a reasonable chance at “winning” this year. The Virtual Write-In helped a lot and accomplished its goal for me: putting my word count “above...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Three

Current word count:  31,290 Words this week:  11,605 Average words per day:  1,658 This week’s word count is not quite where I would want it to be (I usually set a goal of 1,800 words/day, just to make sure to have a buffer for less productive days), but I will definitely take...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Two

Current word count:  19,685 Words this week:  12,529 Average words per day:  1,790 This is way better progress than I had at this point last year. Again, I am pleased and surprised by this word count, as I am rapidly approached what I expected to be my word count for the entire...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week One

Current word count:  7,156 Words this week:  7,156 Average words per day:  1,022 This is far better progress than I had at this point last year. In fact, I am rather pleased and surprised by this word count, considering all of the other demands on my time this week. The story is...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Keeping in Character

Yes, it’s already NaNoWriMo time again … Until early yesterday, I barely had a clue what this year’s novel might be. Then I remembered a story that has been occasionally, albeit persistently, all year. After the absence of a few years, I am returning to the space opera universe...

WorldCon 2018 Reports: Listing

Here is a convenient list of all of my reports from WorldCon 2018: WorldCon 2018 Report: WorldCon, Here I Come! WorldCon 2018 Report: Day One — Getting Started in the Dealer Room WorldCon 2018 Report: Day One — Creating a Book Cover: Part 1 WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Two...

WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Five — Packing It All In

Monday is typically a slow day at WorldCon. For many people, it is a travel day back to wherever they came from. Dealers tend to start packing up early to avoid the crunch at the close of the convention. When WorldCon was (is?) held on Labor Day weekend, it...

WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Four — Creating a Book Cover: Part 4

Lee will present the illustration to Elliott and Heather. While working through any small requested changes, they’ll contemplate type and line design of the book. Type, design, focus, the spine, and readability on the web will all be discussed. Panel: Elliott Kay, Lee Moyer, Heather McDougal This was largely...