Gestation period, and 24 Hour Comics Day

Gestation period, and 24 Hour Comics Day

I am waaaay behind on my posting on both blogs. 

So, hi there.  How's the writing going?

What, mine?  Not so much.  I'm still researching.  I have immersed myself in a world that I find totally weird, creepy, and fascinating, and am hoping to have acheived a reasonable saturation point by October 31.  I have my protagonist pretty well formed already, which is kind of exciting, because I rarely have much in the way of depth for my characters until I'm half-way done with a story.  Antagonist is still a bit up in the air, though.  I think it'll come.

I'm getting excited about NaNoWriMo.  I stopped by the site the other night to find that my registration from October 1 had disappeared completely — anyone else have that problem?  But no big deal, I just reregistered, set up my region, and customized my forums, (I'm writing sci-fi this year, so I'll be sticking with that one and the general forums.) So far it looks like I'm the only person in my town participating — not surprising, really, since in the past I've done a lot of cheerleading to get people involved and this year I haven't done that.  I probably won't drive south to the next nearest registered region to attend any write-ins.  So it'll just be me and my lappy, doing our best to bang out a novel. 

I've been watching some of the writers I follow on Twitter as they finish stories or outlines or push through tough scenes.  It's a good reminder, something to have in my face daily, that people are out there producing words and finishing things.  I am not right now, still, and I'm feeling pretty okay about that.  Have you ever felt like you were incubating a story?  That's how I feel right now.  And it's just the *one* story — well, that's not totally true, I've had ideas for a lot of related off-shoots of the central novel idea, but I don't feel like pursuing them right now would serve the novel. 

The website is coming along.  I'm happy with what I've got done so far, and I think it'll go live in time. 

Also, I just learned two days ago that today is 24 Hour Comics Day, which I had somehow never heard of.  I may have to participate next year, it sounds awesome and it turns out that my tiny town has a comics/game store that is likely to support something like that.  For those of you participating this year, good luck and Make Good Art!

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