Impending

For better or worse, all 30 chapters of my NaNoWriMo entry have been outlined, and starting tomorrow I’ll be pounding them out. I still haven’t quite settled on a title — I have a few ideas, and one of them is just so daring and/or horrible I might actually go through with it. I’ve still got a few hours to decide, though.

The plan is to post the chapters here, one per day, all through November. I hope to go all Howard Tayler and build up a buffer right away, just in case forces conspire against me to prevent me from writing, or at least having readily available Internet access, through the month. I figure I should be able to write two or three chapters on a Saturday or Sunday, right?

I’ll eventually put up an index page with links to each chapter, but for now they’ll just be posted here like anything else I write. I’m not as cool as Renee or Peace, each of whom have set up separate blogs for their stories. But then again, it’s been said that the three great virtues of a programmer are laziness, impatience, and hubris. I’ve got at least one of those working for me right now.

In any event, over on the right you should see a NaNoWriMo word count meter. At least, you will when their server isn’t overloaded and the image actually downloads. That will report my actual total word count, which (unless buffer-fu fails me) may be greater than the number of words posted.