Monthly Archives: November 2011


The Player Story

I think the greatest story in an MMO is not the one dictated by the game but the one the player creates for themselves. It's that which makes me worry that the new Star Wars MMO will feel restrictive after a while. I'm not a huge EVE Online fan. I love the concept of the [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Games|0 Comments

NaNo Update

Sometimes real life gets in the way. It’s safe to say that NaNo hasn’t been going well. And yet, I guess it has. I had bold plans, grand ambitions, and then like the monster at the end of the movie that *isn’t* quite dead, work problems raised their ugly head again and sent me into [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

Playing with Process

When I decided that I would take my writing seriously – really try and make a go of it – I decided that I would always take risks, that I would never play it safe. For the most part, I’m glad I did that. I probably didn’t realise it at the time, lost in the [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 7th, 2011|Writing|1 Comment

#NaNoWriMo Day 2

Some days you have good days in NaNo, some days you have bad. Yesterday was a bad day for me. I woke up feeling mentally exhausted from day one, more so than I expected. Day 2 is also a day of doubts: did I pick the right project? Do I like these characters? Is this [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Writing|2 Comments

#NaNoWriMo Day 1

So the first day of NaNo went pretty well, with a 4000 word start. That’s less than I would have liked but I started on Gods which I’m less familiar with and so was finding my way a little. I even found time to spend the evening raiding with my Warcraft guild. That’s one thing [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|Writing|1 Comment

Top Tips For #NaNoWriMo

So Day 1 of NaNoWriMo is going well and I now have nearly 4000 words down. It’s a little less than I would like but the day is not yet over, and I’m trying to make sure that, bad prose and all, at least I have a story that’s fairly consistent. Even so my eyes [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo Challenge 2011

So I’ve been keeping this quiet as I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go ahead with this challenge. If I’m honest, I’m still not sure, but I’m going to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. Well, something along the lines of NaNoWriMo. So what is NaNoWriMo, I hear you ask? It stands for National Novel Writing [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:08+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Writing|2 Comments