NaNoWriMo 2013 – Part One

It is day six of NaNoWriMo and I am already way behind, but I’m working on it.  I thought I would share my progress as of last night, so here you have it:


Construction worker in San Francisco.
Construction worker in San Francisco. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It started with a boom. Somewhere off in the distance there was an explosion. I couldn’t see any smoke, but I was in the heart of downtown Delphi so I wouldn’t see much unless it was happening right in front of me. The massive skyscrapers of the world’s largest new metropolis provided a sense of security that bordered on oppression. Modern building codes made each one resemble a medieval fortress that reached toward the heavens, and their stability protected the people inside from the dangers of the modern world. I shrugged off the noise and continued my walk to the office. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2013 – Part One”

NaNoWriMo 2013

The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to ...
The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to be portable. Long exposure lit by sweeping an LED flashlight over the scene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is that time of year again. It is NaNoWriMo time, and I am going to give it a shot this year despite my rather full plate.  I know, you’re saying, “But Eric, you still have to edit AR2 and get it out for your adoring fans to read,” and you would be absolutely right, but I need to push myself in November because I feel like I have let myself get lazy with my writing habits this year and I need a good kick in the shorts to get me revved up again.

My original idea for this year was going to be my intended story for last year, but I cannot find my notes, so I need to scurry an outline together in a hurry if I want to go with that SUPER secret concept. If I can’t put that together then I will just do the sequel to my NaNoWriMo from two years ago. I have a lot of it ready to go already, so it would be an easy substitute.  Of course, if I have to go that route, it sure makes it look like NaNoWriMo will be a struggle since I can’t even find the time to redo my outline and character notes.

I am growing a small group for mutual encouragement, so if you want to join us, just stop by my NaNoWriMo page HERE and add me as a buddy.

Good Luck!

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Green Lantern Goodness

So of all the superhero movies coming out this year Green Lantern was the one where that I was most ambivalent about. I like the Green Lantern character (especially when he went nuts and became Parallax…that’s right…a nearly 20 year old comic book reference) and I like Ryan Reynolds, but something about this movie release has left me feeling kind of…blah.

So the other day I caught wind of this video compiled at Wondercon and so I gave it a look. Here it is for you to check out as well.

Okay…I’m excited about the movie now. The aliens and animation is awesome looking. It takes the superhero away from home and sets up something epic from the beginning. Ryan Reynolds sells me on the part of Hal Jordan (at least for the little be we see) and if the supporting cast is even reasonably good I think this movie will do well. At the very least it will be allowed to take its place amongst the rest of my superhero dvd’s.

So what do you think? Will Green Lantern make a mark or be a collosol stain? What are some of your favorite and least favorite superhero movies?