Making it Write

After reading a post on Trish's LiveJournal, it occurred to me that I was going through basically the same thing as she was. The ideas for writing keep going through my head, but I very rarely get around to actually writing anything. Trish and I both participated in NaNoWriMo last year, but I have done very little writing since, and it sounds like Trish hasn't done much either. Anne, another NaNoWriMo participant (and WANC Fan), left some comments along the same line as well. So, deciding it was time to get back into the swing of things, we are looking at setting a goal of 20,000 words a month for ourselves to give us something to shoot for. Its a much more sane pace than NaNo's 50,000 words in one month, but enough to force us into the habit of regular writing. We are planning to have some kind of incentive, like the first person to miss the mark buys the others dinner or something along those lines as a way to motivate us a little more.

I've also decided to post the work I did for NaNo, which I will be continuing with, as well as the short story the I wrote which was the basis for the longer work. It had originally been written as a story for a comic book that one of the fellow wancsters was working on, but never quite materialized. Its about a half-leprechaun/half-human guy in a world full of superheroes and other oddities. It was suppose to be a satirical take on superheroes akin to the Tick, but right from the start I found myself making it more serious than I had planned.

I hesitate to do this for a couple of reasons.

1. I don't think of myself as that good of a writer, but people keep telling me I am, so I guess I will go with that. Even so, the point of NaNo was quantity, not quality, and this isn't exactly what I would call my best work. The main story is only halfway done, and I'm not sure where I'm going with it yet, so it may meander all over the place.

2. This is an unedited mess. It was written quickly, often late at night, and occasionally while drunk. One of the points of NaNo was that you don't edit your work as you go, you just work on getting the story finished, then go back and clean it up later. This is messy. In some of my re-reading of things I have found tons of typos, misspellings, incorrect word usage, and just odd things and mistakes. Most of them I haven't fixed yet. It makes me look like something of a moron. Rest assured, my spelling, grammar, and basic ability to use words isn't as pathetic as it may seem at times from this document.

So here they are. If you like it, let me know. If you hate it, let me know as well, but please be gentle. Don't bother pointing out typos and such though, I know they are there, and will eventually get around to proof-reading and fixing them.

Emerald Eire Celtic League

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