Thursday, October 06, 2005


NaNoWriMoThe National Novel Writing Month website is now open for registration! This is the contest where a whole buncha writers start writing on Novemeber 1st and attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript. Lotsa writing goin' on. ;o)

The first cool thing I noticed after registering was that I could select a regional group that allowed me to post in a Kansas forum and meet other Kansans. That's pretty neat. Didn't even think about more locals working on this.

Now, the only problem is that I'm not on schedule with my current novel. I still plan on getting it done by the middle of this month, so I can plan for the next one. Gonna be tough, though. I have some other projects coming due soon and I've been fighting off writer's block (and a bit of procrastination, I suppose).

So, the registration reminder gave me a good kick in the tukus (how the heck do you spell that?). Hope some of you will join me next month. Let me know if you're in there, too.


Amy said...

Thanks for the link, but I think I'll have to wait for the four kids to grow up before I have time for much more on my plate. I've got 100 different novel ideas that I've got written and set aside. You must have no children and nothing to do over there in Kansas. LOL I wish I had your time. Between the books you're reading, the book you're writing, and the drawings that you're creating, when do you sleep?

RAY DILLON said...

Yeah, a big reason why I have the amount of time for my work as I do is because I don't have kids. I'm REALLY looking forward to it, though. ;o)

But, I have worked very hard for several years to get my career where it's at, so that I can allow some time for developing my writing career (and reading is research and is only about 15 minutes a day). And I have to manage time between my regular work as an artist, occasional film work, my writing, my company, my family, working out and eating right, travel for work, etc.

Everyone has the same amount of hours in a day, and there are always things that suck up time, but I try to use my time as fully as I can. Plus, I don't really spend any time on normal recreation. I'm basically a hermit.

I hope you're able to get to those novels sooner than later, but if not, have fun with those kids. I think I'm probably more envious of you having kids than you are of me having time for creating. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Both you´'re right...with kids, people like us should have days of 48 hours to be able to do what we like....:))))
your blog looks very good with plenty of informations and goodies, your web page too, so...I gonna need years to read it.

RAY DILLON said...

Thanks, Yacin! As I said before, I absolutely love the work on your blog, so I appreciate you taking the time to check out mine. Stop by any time. Thanks!!

WCTs said...

Good luck...let us know how it goes!

RAY DILLON said...

Thanks, Lyn. Will do. ;o)

Anonymous said...

OK Ray,

You got me on this bandwagon too. Oh boy brother we are in for some good times! good times!

RAY DILLON said...

Ha! Alright! Good to hear, man. Lookin' forward to stressin' out with ya. ;o)

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