Posts Tagged ‘NaNoWriMo’

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Now a BlenderNation.com editor…

November 19, 2008

Dear reader and friend,

Just recently a big goal of mine has been reached: I am now a BlenderNation.com editor!  Praise the Lord!  I will be submitting articles under the name “banor,” so be looking out for them! 😉  I greatly appreciate the warmth with which the other BlenderNation editors have greeted me!  (And a big thanks to Bart for letting me join the team!)

NaNoWriMo does not go so well, sadly.  I still only have some 14k+ words, and I need 50k by November 30, 11:59pm, about ten days from now… yikes.  If I am going to make this year’s goal I need to put my nose to the grindstone and get it done.

Been enjoying Playlist.com – very nice for listening to music! 🙂  Still need to check the legality of it.  Check out my playlist here.

Hoping to do some debating soon, with a friend at least.  There is so much to discuss, to decide.  Maybe we are too compliant, or maybe too argumentative and self-centered?

Ah, I love music.

I could tell so much more, but an online blog only yeilds so much privacy, so I will have to deter from family news, highly personal thoughts, etc.

Well, still looking forward to the future in some way… there is always something before me, I just need to reach out and grab it.

And for now, goodnight friend!  Thanks for listening,
Never give up.

-b

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NaNoWriMo has started!!!

November 1, 2008

The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has finally started!  After a year of waiting it’s finally come around again!

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

[http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano]

No, I haven’t written anything yet… however, this year I am using a large dry-erase whiteboard to map out my characters, and I have the main character marked on the near-center of the board.  🙂  As I progress through the story (no outline written down this year) I will write down the new characters, write notes, and link everything together on the dry-erase board.  🙂

I am immensely looking forward to creating this year’s novel, code-named “Backspace.”

I have participated in and won NaNoWriMo once – last year, NaNoWriMo 07!  🙂  It was such an excellent writing experience that I hope to do it every year for the rest of my life here on Earth.

This year’s novel will hopefully be a lot less wordy than last year.  😦  No matter what happens, I hope it will be worth while and a ton of fun!

See you on the other side,

-b

P.S. I may do some NaNoWriMo vlogs this year… maybe.  🙂

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Need sleep, contemplating

October 22, 2008

Ever sit down and wonder about life?  Wonder what’s next, what the duties are that you must complete, and how you are to achieve those goals?  I do.

I wonder about the future, my life, who I am and who I will be.  I contemplate how I can better accomplish my goals, I consider what I am required to do, what I have volunteered for and what must be completed first.  And in all this, I wish and dream and wonder.

So here I am, a soul in the wind of time, seeking what I want to find and secretly knowing what I must end up resolving upon.

But, in a way I am encouraged.  Encouraged at who I am right now, and what the future might hold; what I can be now and tomorrow… the potential of a dreams fulfilled in full blossom.

And, then once again, I am here.  I am responsible for my actions, my ways, my thoughts and beliefs.  I must choose what I will do, I must choose what I will become, I must choose what to do with what is ahead.  Not that I must decide whether or not I want to be a soloist singer and songwriter, a 3D animator and CG designer, or a popular novel author, but that I must choose whether I will seek these dreams or God first.  Yes, God.

Just encouraged, hoping, wishing for the future, and hoping that it will all turn out as well as my dreams fortell… that my dreams will not turn into nightmares, and that in everything I do, I will first find God as my true friend.

Anyhow, that’s a taste from the waterspout.

God bless, friends!

-b

P.S. Found out about a screenwriting template (someone told me about it,) for Open Office Writer.  I already use Celtx for my scriptwriting, but then again, what’s the harm of trying another possible software solution?  Here goes nothing… oh, btw, NaNoWriMo is slowly, but surely, approaching.  IT IS COMING! AHHHHHH! … >wanting to complete first novel, or at least get more progress on it before NaNoWriMo 08 starts< … a thought: what if I took all of my life as a NaNoWriMo?  Concentrating my efforts on one project at a time and completing it with the mindset that I will not leave it till my goal is reached… what then?  I might get really stressed out always living like that, but on the other hand, it’s possible I would complete my tasks much quicker… anyhow, but I believe it may call for a whole life-style change-over.  God bless! -b

P.P.S. Not exactly set on what we are going to do with “ITL” (“Is This Love?”) right now.  However, I hope to make some of my own, personal films sometime soon.  Nature clips set to music, thoughtful vid with voice over, crazy ideas and a mix of ketchup thrown in… anyhow, don’t know exactly, but hopefully I will make time for creating some personal films… complete with custom music!  God bless, -b