Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday news and views

(I really have to come up with some better kind of title)

It's Friday, which means that when I go home tonight I can really push on my novel for NaNo. You may notice the little guy in the sidebar on the right. Whenever I update my word count at the NaNoWriMo site, you'll see that little word count meter move. So far, I've written almost 4,000 words in two days -- not bad, but I hope to really boost that count by Monday. My novel is tentatively titled The Man Who Saw Dragons. If that sounds suspiciously like a story I wrote this past summer, there's a reason. I've posted an excerpt in my profile at NaNo.

But I'm also toying with other ideas to work on after this month is over. Because Dave has announced another Faith in Fiction story contest, and this one has a great first prize: publication in Relief and $250. Runner-ups get posted at Faith in Fiction, which isn't bad, either. If you've ever thought about entering a story in a contest, this is good one. Even if you think you have no chance of winning, it's worth it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with your post...but I'm in the midle of rading A Prayer for Owen Meany. I just finished the chptr about the Christmas pageant. LOL Gotta love it. I read The world According to Garp many many years ago. Thanks for telling me about Owen. (He reminds me of a *very* short little guy in my class back in C.P....why didn't think to write about him?!) ~becca

jimcoonce said...

I know I have a novel (or at least a short story) in me somewhere. But, alas, my writing is restricted only to non-fiction. In fact I need to get my rear in gear and write a proposal for my research paper. Maybe in June....