Monday, November 24, 2008

Out of Time

Well, I certainly had good intentions, but it looks as thought the month of November was not a good one for me in terms of all I wanted to do. The result? No novel for Brad. With other things coming up and not devoting the requisite two hours per day over the course of the entire month, I simply do not have enough words to complete the 50,000 words necessary to successfully complete the National Novel Writing Month challenge.

I think with 7 days remaining, I could accomplish the task under normal circumstances, but Thanksgiving is upon us, and I need to spend time with the family over the next week.

I'm bummed.

But maybe I will challenge myself to complete the task some other month.

We'll see.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Quote of the Day - 11/14/08

"Pop culture's ready to have their shit shaken up a little bit."

- Zack Snyder on why he thinks audiences are ready for Watchmen.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Some Relief

Well, found out today that the Apple Insomnia Film Festival 24-hour film competition scheduled for this weekend (9 a.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday) has been postponed due to technical difficulties.

Frankly, I have mixed emotions. It's a bad thing because we were so excited about participating. But it also is good because now I can spend my weekend working on my screenplay for class, which I was a little behind on. And we have much more time to focus on developing a really good story.

Anyway, my hectic November just got a little less hectic.

However, with just about half the month left I still have 43000 words to write on my National Novel Writing Month short novel.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

National Novel Writing Month - #3

Okay, I'm up to 7,404. But I'm way, way behind the schedule I should be on. To meet the 50,000 goal, I need to be writing 1,667 words a day. While I'm averaging 2,468 words each day I write, I have only written for three days. As a result, I should have logged at least 13,336 words.


I better get moving.

However, with three full weeks (22 days) left, I think I have time to step it up.

Now, I just need to step it up.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

National Novel Writing Month - #2

I'm up to 4,515 words.

I was on a roll today.

But 50,000 still looks so far away.

Quote of the Day - 11/5/08

“Do I want it? You bet your f**king ass I do! I think that people assume that I don’t care or don’t want it or don’t need it or something. It’s hard to be there five times, and I’m only human, you know? But I don’t go home and cry, because we’re all grown-ups here.”

- Kate Winslet, my favorite actress and a five-time Oscar nominee, on winning the coveted acting award (via Vanity Fair magazine)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

National Novel Writing Month - #1

As you many know, I am attempting to write a novel before the end of November as part of National Novel Writing Month, which I wrote about a couple of posts ago. I wasn't able to start on November 1 but being off work today allowed me the opportunity to get started.

With 4 days of the month gone, I have 1,680 words. I need 50,000.

I have a long way to go.

You can keep up with my status on the left of this page.

In case you are wondering... Reinhold Thomas is my pseudonym.

Monday, November 3, 2008

One of the greatest things I've ever seen

My favorite musical artist is Prince. My favorite female super-hero is Batgirl.

What do you get when you put those together?

One of the greatest things I've ever seen...