Blah Blah More Nano

I need to tell as many people as possible my progress on Nanowrimo, because it means I will have to tell that many people again when I fail, and the idea of admitting defeat so publicly seems like more hard work then actually meeting a daily deadline, of course this is also easy enough to say when I am a head of my deadline.  18100 words as at post lunch.  If I can keep my FB updated with my progress I can annoy you with it too.

It’s now 1/3 of the way. 2o more days to go.  My has it flown, and now I am only feeling really happy about the story.  I had to fill in all this backstory – how would they set up an abandoned  underground train station to live – how do you seal it off? Shower,  Sleep? Cook? Could they really keep two cats down there. ( of course there are cats)  What d0es the sound of a city falling sound like?

I discovered that the person who was going to be my main strong male character was/is actually a wuss.  He let my Heroine kill a guy with her mothers Kitchen knife all on her own  before waiting to reveal himself.  I am hoping to redeem him by  having him doing a Leeroy jenkins type distraction into a marauder camp so our heroine can rescue  a captive girl, but I am struggling with  how I am going to make him the same ‘man’  that Kess  ( my heroine) rides willingly into danger with  when the story gets to the juicy point,  When they get attacked by a mad max stylised  group while out on a salvage mission. Maybe I can have him stay a Wuss,  but ‘grows up’ after the AI takes him over – which would mean that Kess does not feel safe around him and maybe she only took him with her on that salvage because she had to  ( Marcus got stabbed in a streetfight – and is recovering and he was normally one her gunners.) She could blame him for why they were caught off guard. Poor Ralph.  These names are not permanent.  I like Kess though. As a name.  Ralph, Marco, Pete.   Don’t seem to fit  Not important right now though, Alt E: e  Ralph – Replace with  Bert. ( kidding) that simple.

At the moment I have “It’s crap – why are you bothering” bouncing through my head,   The reality is is probably is crap,  but not many writers get their first serious attempt at a novel published – it sits in their hope chest untill they have a few more under their belt,  then they can pull it out slyly and tell their publisher,  I would love to get this published.   It’s a learning process. Though, and not hard to churn out small goals.  I still get to play Wow, and blog,  and as long as don’t get lunch on my laptop keyboard, there is still time to eat – and because I am a head,  I can stop when I want to.

Apologies for the non wow content.   So I shall say a few random things.

Priest stuff

I have been playing with Chakras in Dalaran on both my priests holy specs. Mainly the Chakra POH  – Trying to see how long I can keep the state up, and cast circles of pretty light, and make celtic knot pattens out of the over laps  ( will post pics when I perfect it)  I can keep three circles  up briefly if I am close on mycool downs Chakra: Renew seems mostly easy to keep up, however if I don’t keep casting POH or COH my  Chakra POH falls off. The State drops so fast, and I can only get 4 circles cast before I lose the ability without trying to POH or COH,  I have pushed it out to  6, but  I need practise keeping the state up for when it’s needed.  I tried using a holy spec in a BG, but people kept moving out of the circle, and my effective heals were crap.


Bging and Lfging on my Baby druid ( 54!)  telling the party/bg  that  “DRUID GOO IS GOOD GOO” 

Tamarind from Righteous Orbs had a very funny story  about torturing a boomkin that was scared of efflorescence  I understand why the boomy would afraid of it.  It’s been drummed into our raiding heads that Fire is bad.  Green is bad ( see  Keeva’s “Name the green goo” post for examples of the kind of green that is bad  that we have been taught to avoid. I would be questioning why green stuff was appearing under me though if I wasnt expecting in an encounter.  

Still getting one shot in any pvp situation.  Might have enough honor by 60 odd to get some real pvp gear.  AV has been awesome again for xp. An Arathi win was worth half an level for me once ( as long as they ignore the healer)   It ads variety, and LFG, and Bg’s are a safer way of leveling on a Pvp realm – I also see it as developing necessary survival skills for when I do need to be out in the world.  I tried questing a little in the hinterlands thinking no one goes there  but alas.  Jab Jab. Dead.

I finally have some stuff in my cat form bars.  Mainly Dash and Prowl. Though its useless against rogues that are higher level them me.  They can stealth better than me.

6 Responses to “Blah Blah More Nano”

  1. 1 Jaedia November 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I have been thinking the same thing really, but at the same time, I’m not really fond of my story. This might be why I’m struggling to keep writing, who knows, but as you say, it’s a learning curve, and a bit of fun 🙂
    Good luck!

  2. 2 Chastity November 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    At the moment I have “It’s crap – why are you bothering” bouncing through my head

    Oh it’s almost certainly crap, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.

    One of the most important things about NaNo (IMO) is that It Is Not About Getting Published. It’s about realizing that writing is something that you can do because you want to, not because it leads to your becoming a published writer.

    Nobody is ever going to pay me money to play WoW, it doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s worth playing.

    • 3 Pugnacious Priest November 11, 2010 at 5:47 am

      Have 11 days of a good writing habbit racked up so far. My reason for doing Nano is to have a base on which I can have a finished product to potentially sell. ( after I put 80% more effort in then the effort it required to write ) . It will require a lot of reworking, but maybe – once I then have honed my ‘selling your manuscript’ abilities and go through as many rejections as I did to get some of my other work published. ( kept my rejection letters on a spike) then maybe…

      • 4 Chastity November 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

        Sorry, didn’t mean to sound like I was dissing your goals, I just think it’s easy to get into a depressing cycle of thinking “well if I’m never going to get this published what’s the point”. Obviously if publication is what you’re definitely after that’s great, but too many people assume that “get published” is the only valid goal and get kicked into a spiral of negativity.

        On a partially related note, you say in your post:

        I discovered that the person who was going to be my main strong male character was/is actually a wuss. He let my Heroine kill a guy with her mothers Kitchen knife all on her own before waiting to reveal himself.

        Perhaps I’m too mired in the feminist end of the blogsphere, but I’m not sure that “lets the heroine fight her own battles” is the same as “wuss”.

  3. 5 wowguy November 11, 2010 at 3:36 am

    “Nobody is ever going to pay me money to play WoW, it doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s worth playing.”

    Well there are ways to get money from playing 🙂

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