Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NaNo winds down -- will I make it?

Just thought I'd throw up a quick status: Currently at ~27,000 words, with less than a week to go in NaNoWriMo. Many of those words are high quality. Many of them are not. Some of them are song lyrics and an almost completely unrelated script. But I will finish. I'm determined. Next Monday, I've got the whole day to crank out the close to 20,000 words I'll need to make the 50k target. But it's going to happen.

In other news, I've recently completed a script for the internet show I'm developing with a few friends. It's short and sweet, and occurs right in the middle of the season, which has yet to be written. But I like it. It made me actually laugh, and I don't normally laugh at my own writing, so that has to mean something. Here' s a taste:

SEAN

OPEN! …on Martin Luther King Jr.


MAX

That could work.


SEAN

He's been assassinated, and there's blood everywhere


MATT

Jesus Christ, okay, we're not doing this...


SEAN

Zoom in to his assassin, chugging a nice, refreshing Pepsi. Fade to the tagline: Pepsi: Not What You'd Expect.


MATT

Not only is that the worst advertisement I've ever heard, I'm not sure you actually understand the concept of product placement.



Finally, I'm finishing up Star by Star, which is probably the most important book in the New Jedi Order series, if not the entire EU. It's pretty good so far -- incredible by Star Wars novel standards, actually, but merely good by regular book standards. I'll probably have a review of it up on December 1, after NaNoWriMo is done.

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