Friday, October 22, 2010

Nanowrimo 2010

First of all, I wanted to remind you that there's only 3 days left before the submission deadline for the Amazing First Chapter contest.  We only have 4 entries, so you guys better get cracking!  :D  Surely you all must be nearly done with your edits by now... so send those chapters to me without any further delay.  The prizes are great, and you don't want to miss out.  Get them up there before there's no time left!

And now on to the subject of this post.

Do, do, do! *trumpet sounds*


For those of you who don't know, the extremely funky word "Nanowrimo" actually stands for National Novel Writing Month in which participants from all over the world attempt to write 50k of a new novel in only 30 days.  I did Nano last year for the first time, and managed 40k before everything became too hectic for me.  This year, I'm going to try something a little different... perhaps even "forbidden" by some standards.  

Instead of writing 50k of a completely new novel, I'm going to attempt to REWRITE 50k of "Eldrei".

That's right; I'm being a rebel.  I'm crossing that line that should never be crossed... and I like it!

Well, in honor of my rebelism, I decided to create a book-trailer for Eldrei this year.  It took me most of a night and part of the next day, but I finally got it finished according to my standards.  Just a note, the photographs and pictures used belong to their respected owners, and the music is "Caislien Oir" done by Clannad.


Gillian said...

Oh awesome. I did a Nanowrimo challenge in July one time... I did pretty much little else than write because I started with only 13 days left. Yeah, it was crazy, but I made it! I tried it again in April this year, and failed miserably simply because I was way too busy.

Oh, I posted something about the contest on my blog if that's alright with you.

Jake said...

Ach! Sending you an email. ;)

Galadriel said...

Cool beans. What's your username? I'm Nenya_s Wings.

Elizabeth said...

Vrenith speaking! Star-Dreamer, that trailer was great! I liked the pictures. :) Now I want to read your book.

Star-Dreamer said...

Gill: I don't think I could manage in 13 days! Amazing! And that's fine that you posted about the contest. In fact, that's wonderful! But I can't find your blog... would you mind sending me the url so I can check it out? Thanks! :)

Galadriel: My user name is Star_Dreamer. *lol* yeah, I know, how original for me, right? :D I'll look you up and buddy you on the site.

Jake: got the email. :) It's going up today.

Vren: I'm glad you like it! :D It took me a while to finish it, but I finally got it done. I don't know... I may go back and tweak it later, but for now I think it works.

One day left for the submission deadline! Finish getting those entries to me before it's too late!!! :D

Gillian said...

Yeah, here's my blog:

It's under my other user name: A Servant of the King.

Star-Dreamer said...

Oh! *lol* That's why I couldn't find it. :D I have such a hard time keeping track of everyone's usernames! But I'll get the hang of it one of these days.