Friday, November 05, 2010

A Giveaway! AND Nano Update!

I had a fabulous day one, guys! 7300+ words, and over the course of the week I managed to make it up to 21,800 words. Finding the right way to tell this story, however, is a little bit trickier than the writing part. And the research! I got blindsided just on day one with a TON of stuff I should have looked up in October. Including:
  • Clothing and fashions of the 1910s
  • Senators in Connecticut in 1910-1911
  • Women's Suffrage movement
  • History of legislation against domestic violence in Connecticut

In the process of all that research I also found this fascinating quote in an old newspaper article scan of a Special Session of the Senate on Mar 22, 1875:

"[Mr. Bayard] feared that there was a feeling growing up in this country among those who had control of it for some time, that the success of their party is of more consequence than the form of government under which we live."

But All of this is unimportant, because Stephanie Thornton is hosting a giveaway for Gary Corby's The Pericles Commission! Those of you who have been around the blog should already know Gary Corby, and if you're not following him already you should get on that, because his posts are great and super informative! The Pericles Commission is his debut, a murder mystery set in Classical Athens. How awesome is that? SUPER awesome, is the answer to that question. So. Enter to win Stephanie's Giveaway, and then if you don't win, Order the book. At Once. Or you know, order the book anyway. Give the prize to a friend or something. Do it. Now. Right this minute. What are you waiting for?!


  1. Holy crap, 21,800 words?! I hang my head in shame and bow to true NaNo greatness.

  2. haha. Well, I'll be rewriting it start to finish, I expect, when this is over-- so it's kind of just.. I don't know. Word soup?

    I am sure your words are worth more!

  3. Congratulations on your word count, that is fantastic! That sounds like fun research! I recently finished mine too. It's one of my favorite parts of the writing process. I'll have to check out that giveaway and the book.

  4. Wow. Way to rock Nano! Awesome word count, your research sounds fascinating!

  5. You got blindsided by all those unresearched topics, yet you managed 21,000+ words in four days? Even if it's word soup, you've bested my best ever 4-day output by about 15,000. I'm impressed.

    I can't help you out with any of the specific topics you mentioned, but I might be able to guide you in the clothing and fashions of Senators in Connecticut charged with domestic violence during the Women's Suffrage movement. Yes, I'm very helpful.

  6. Good for you! Good luck with Nano! I'm sure you'll win! :)


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