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Guys, You Are Looking at a 2010 Nanowrimo Winner! Yay!!!

Posted by Kent Whittington on November 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM Comments comments (0)

 

As of November 30, 2010, Kent Whittington is a proud winner of 2010's Nanowrimo contest for his novel titled Crimson Cove, a Jackson Thorpe Mystery.

 

It was hard, but I managed to make it to 50,000 words (my current word count ended at 50,201 words, but the count continues).  Despite the fact that I won the contest, the novel itself is far from finished.  I would estimate that I am only about a third of the way through it.  Now the next step will be to finish it so I can submit it to Dorrance Publishing, who seem very interested in it.  I finished a long coming goal.  I'm determined to finish the rest.  :)

The End is in Sight and the Beginning is Looking Bright

Posted by Kent Whittington on November 18, 2010 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Its hard for me to believe, but we're just over the halfway mark for Nanowrimo and I can see the end in sight.  my word count (according to the validator on the site) is now at 44,665, which means I only need 5335 words to finish!

 

I realize for some of you that this is not a big deal, but it is for me.  I have been participating in Nanowrimo since 2004 without any success.  I would usually, if I was lucky, hit the halfway point and either give up or, due to other obligations (Black Friday, many November birthdays, school obligations and Christmas prep) not have the time necessary to finish.  This year has been different.  I have been writing at a fever pitch and soon it will pay off.

 

I say the end is in sight, but this is actually just the beginning.  I have been in contact with Dorrance Publishing online, gathering information for future publication.  part of the sight asks that I send in a brief synopsis of my story for consideration.  Two days later I received a call from Dorrance and spoke to one of the publishers there.  They were interested in seeing my finished manuscript and wanted to know when I would have it completed.  I gave him an estimate and he said that they looked forward to seeing it when it was ready.

 

Now, I'm not getting my hopes up.  I know that it can be very difficult to get a book published, but I'm stoked that they even want to see it based off of a brief (and I mean very brief) synopsis.  Its my first foray into the publishing world and, pass or fail, I am very excited to finish now.  If I am successful, this would be a dream realized in a long span of disappointment.

 

Wish me luck, guys, as I wish luck to and love to all of you.  :)

Nanowrimo 2010

Posted by Kent Whittington on November 1, 2010 at 2:41 AM Comments comments (0)

I have begun my entry in this years Nanowrimo contest.  It is my story Crimson Cove, a Jackson Thorpe Mystery.  It is a rewrite of a story I began several years ago, but was never completely satisfied with.  This year I am beginning it from scratch and hope to make the word count.  I won't say finish because even after the 50,000 word goal the novel will not even be half finished.  This plot is going to be long and well thought out if it kills me!

 

I know that defeats the concept of writing a novel in only 30 days, but I am now so familiar with this concept, thanks in large part to my creation of the online RPG, Dark Cove and I have the power of my online writer friend for inspiration and support.  This will be the year I break 50,000 words.

My New Personal Website

Posted by Kent Whittington on September 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM Comments comments (0)

I've recently set up a new website at http://the-aerie.webs.com.  I invite you all to come check it out.  I've even set up a members area so that you can join and comment on my content.  Check it out.  Hope you like it.  :D

Found While Browsing

Posted by Kent Whittington on September 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever been browsing the web and come across a funny sidebar because a widgit or something grabs your search criteria and runs with it?  Well, I was looking at the top ten news trends on yahoo today and happened to see this little blurb:

 

Mens Menopause

See All mens menopause. Great Deals On Great Brands.

www.Gifts.​com

 

Who knew you could buy men's menopause?  Not exactly my No. 1 boutique gift item if you know what I mean.  :lol:


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