fencerm2: (NaNo2011 Winner!)
Yes, still going strong.

38013 / 50000

Very, very happy with this story. 

Nearly done reading Aleph.  I will have to read more of Coelho's works.

And on a sad note - RIP Anne McCaffery.  I very much enjoyed reading your Dragonriders books.  Your contribution to sci-fi and fantasy will not be forgotten.
fencerm2: (NaNo Winner 2008)
For the third year in a row, I have succeeded!

Zokutou word meter
50,501 / 50,000

Four years now, and I LOVE this contest.

2005 - Progeny of Atlantis: The Calling.  Sci-Fi.  INCOMPLETE
2006 - The Journey of a Thousand Miles...Begins with a Trip to the Post Office.  Humorous Narrative/Memoir.  COMPLETE!
2007 - Infamy Ascending.  Fantasy.  COMPLETE!
2008 - Shades of Mediocrity.  Mainstream Fiction.  COMPLETE!

Thank you to everyone who offered your encouragement and support.  THANK YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving!

fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
Only just over three days remain for National Novel Writer's Month 2008. And my count:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
43,890 / 50,000

I am actually aiming to finish tomorrow.

fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
Only 5 more days to go...and the count:

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37,051 / 50,000

I believe I will still finish this in time!

fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
The count:

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33,034 / 50,000

Six days to get to 50,000.

fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
...still going.

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30,188 / 50,000

SCA break tomorrow for 100 Minutes War.  Hope to see a good number of you there!

fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
Still going.

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27,843 / 50,000

Progress.  Good.  Sleep now.

fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)

For any still keeping score at home:

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25,880 / 50,000

Shades of Mediocrity continues apace.  I need to up my word-count some, but I believe I can still make it.
fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)

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23,622 / 50,000

Not as far as I should like to be, but acceptable none-the-less.  Fallen a bit behind, should be at better than 25k, I know.  I still believe I will succeed again this year.

The story twists some, but I think I know where I am going now.  Hey, a conclusion on the horizon!  Now I know what I am shooting for.

Gonna miss LJ during the day tomorrow.  It IS addictive.  :-)
fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
During my mom's visit over the past several days, not nearly enough writing had occurred.

I do think, however, I may have made up for this somewhat tonight.

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20,061 / 50,000

I know several of you have expressed an interest in reading Shades of Mediocrity, as well as my past NaNo stories.  I am seriously considering creating a new website (I see a domain acquisition in my future) to put up work NOT related to The Source Chronicles.

Ok, it is late, I think sleep is in order.  I believe that this year's NaNoWriMo project is coming along rather nicely.

NaNo update

Nov. 9th, 2008 12:53 am
fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
For those playing along at home:

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14,464 / 50,000

I am moving right along on this.

Ok, for those who asked:

Shades of Mediocrity takes place ten years in the future.  Nine states of the Northeast have seceded from the Union, and become the Northeastern American States.  Recognized by nations across the world, but certainly not by the US President, a man named Halpern, representative of the Fundamentalist party (a result of the 2010 split of the Republicans, forming the Conservative and Fundamentalist parties in the process), we meet Marcus Noble, an average citizen living in the new nation.  As the story opens, we learn that California, Oregon and Washington will be voting to secede as well, becoming the Pacific Coast Coalition.  Marcus witnesses a man get gunned down on the Delaware River, and winds up with a briefcase - a briefcase with all kinds of plans from the US Government.

Marcus soon learns that he has not come by this briefcase by chance - he is, in fact, a sleeper agent of the Northeaster Security Bureau, the NAS's equivalent of both the CIA and FBI.  No longer the simple administrative assistant he believed he was, Marcus has to unlock the clues that will reveal President Halpern's reaction to the probable secession of the Pacific coast states, and he has to find a way to stop him from committing atrocities that will rip the already divided continent apart beyond everyone's worst fears.

At least, that's where I think I'm going with this.

More to follow as I write it!

Ok, then.

Nov. 6th, 2008 12:40 am
fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)

And I thought I had gotten off to a slow start this year!

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10,073 / 50,000

Maybe not so much.

Details of the story to follow in the next day or so.

For those also doing NaNo - I am mblehart on nanowrimo.org
fencerm2: (NaNo 2008)
Ok, where DID the time go?  Less than 10 days to the start of National Novel Writer's Month 2008!  

A few weeks ago, I posted here asking for ideas.  While some were...to be fair, more different than I wanted to go, one in particular stuck out - [livejournal.com profile] weezeld  suggested doing a spy-thriller techno-thriller story.  I've done some of that sort of writing before, but not in a long time now.  It might be a fun departure from my usual SF&F (and though he also suggested Horror, that, too, is a bit further outside my genre than I want to go).

Ok, so the genre is there - technology-spy thriller.  I have a couple thoughts, but, for some reason, nothing is grabbing me.  SO - LJ land, friends...plot/character/story-arc ideas solicited here!

I will credit any/all assistance.  Thank you!

Woo hoo!!

Nov. 29th, 2007 03:51 pm
fencerm2: (NaNo Winner 2007)
I did it!  

50,207 / 50,000

And Infamy Ascending is complete!  In 29 days,  I wrote an entire Fantasy Novelette! 

Thanks again to everyone out there who offered me support and encouragement. 
fencerm2: (NaNo 2007)
Infamy Ascending continues:

42,633 / 50,000
7367 words to go.  If I can keep my muse, I can finish this in time!

You can read the first 10 or so pages here:


Pausing now for lunch, then I gotta go to work. 

NaNo on

Nov. 21st, 2007 12:49 am
fencerm2: (NaNo 2007)
Like the Energizer Bumy - still going.

29,410 / 50,000

For the record, since I just looked back - I am about 9000 words ahead of where I was LAST year.  

I do believe I will finish once again.

Sleep now. 
fencerm2: (NaNo 2007)
12736 / 50,000

Can't complain.  I should post a clip from my story to the site at some point.

I did it!

Nov. 30th, 2006 09:53 am
fencerm2: (NaNo Winner 2006)

Last week I didn't think I would make it - but I even left room to spare:

Zokutou word meter
50,876 / 50,000

And this is what they present to you when you finish:

You've Won!

Dear Novelist, 
You did it. 
Despite everything else going on in your busy life, you managed to pull off the creative coup of writing a 50,000-word novel in just one month. 
When the going got tough, you got typing, and in four weeks, you built vast worlds and set them in motion. You created characters; quirky, interesting, passionate souls with lives and loves and ambitions as great as yours. You stuck it out through the notoriously difficult middle stretch, and pressed onward as 80% of your fellow writers dropped out around you. 

And now look at you: A NaNoWriMo winner. And the owner of a brand-new, potential-filled manuscript. It's an amazing accomplishment, and we're proud to have had you writing with

I am relieved to be done with it.  This was an intense project.  And yes, I will find some way to share it.  Maybe I will add it to The Source Chronicles.

It should probably be noted that today is the 7th anniversary of my accident.  Seven years ago today every aspect of my being was changed.  Wow.  I would post more on this, but I just spent a month reliving much of it already. 

Lastly, before I go to work:

Happy Birthday [profile] unicornpearlz!
fencerm2: (NaNoWriMo 2006)

After work, shooting pool and dinner with the family, I typed til the words began to become unclear and my brain began to turn into mush:

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42,545 / 50,000

Only 7455 words to go.  Less than two days.

I can do it.  

Just had to share.

Passing out now.


Nov. 28th, 2006 09:53 am
fencerm2: (NaNoWriMo 2006)

Gotta leave for work soon, but got up this morning and worked more:

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40,095 / 50,000

Less than 10,000 words to win NaNo this year.  Three days to go.  

Thanks again to [profile] janeelliot for suggesting this project.  It has proven to be...interesting, to say the least.

I will post it somewhere public soon.  Probably.




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