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    -zengeneral

(Cross-posted to nanowrimo, kindasorta.)

Yep. I made it.

Zokutou word meter
50,198 / 50,000
(100.0%)



The Procrastinator of the Way will show you how it's done! For the wages of procrastination is deeath:

  • Day 1:  191    191 - 30 minutes

  • Day 2:  150    341 - 60 minutes

  • Day 3:  58     399 - 15 minutes

  • Day 4:  0      0 - 0 minutes

  • Day 5:  432    831 - 60 minutes

  • Day 6:  249    1180 - 30 minutes

  • Day 7:  0      1180 - 0 minutes

  • Day 8:  2000   3180 - 150 minutes

  • Day 9:  1409   4589 - 100 minutes

  • Day 10: 150    4739 - 15 minutes

  • Day 11: 0      4739 - 0 minutes

  • Day 12: 0      4739 - 0 minutes

  • Day 13: 359    5098 - 15 minutes

  • Day 14: 0      5098 - 0 minutes

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  • Day 16: 55     5149 - 15 minutes

  • Day 17: 0      5149 - 0 minutes

  • Day 18: 258    5407 - 65 minutes

  • Day 19: 1351   6758 - 210 minutes [120, 75 soundtrack, 90 Imperial chambers]

  • Day 20: 304    7062 - 60 minutes

  • Day 21: 373    7435 - 155 minutes [45, 110 timeline]

  • Day 22: 1260   8695 - 175 minutes [115, 60 houses/colors]

  • Day 23: 65     8750 - 15 minutes [90 time-skipper's story]

  • Day 24: 0      8750 - 0 minutes

  • Day 25: 201    8952 - 75 minutes [15, 180 tanelos journal, 60 discussions, 60 planning]

  • Day 26: 1914   10866 - 240 minutes [120, 120 tanelos journal, 60 discussions, 120 planning]

  • Day 27: 6207   17073 - 635 minutes [590, 30 discussions, 45 planning]

  • Day 28: 11528  28601 - 795 minutes [130+280+295+90]

  • Day 29: 11089  39690 - 680 minutes [120+360+200, 45 discussions]

  • Day 30: 10508  50198 - 585 minutes [100+245+240]


:BLINK: The time-skipper? Why the frell did I write the timeline for his story?
(He's a character from a planned sequel who isn't even in this book, though an important person in his life makes a very brief cameo.)

tanelos is the WIP journal.

Moral of my writing process:
Procrastination's a bitch. In particular, yodge and miajesbar were right: don't dilly-dally too much with nonessentials such as timelines, floor plans, soundtracks, etc.

(Although I must mention that the above word count includes my appendix on Terionach and Archniniei units of measurement, which are actually metric in origin.)

Morals of my story
(Cliche moral) Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, sexes, creeds, colors, ages, sexual orientations, and with all manner of physical descriptions and handicaps.
(World building moral) If you exile people with certain metapsychic powers, don't expect for them not to breed in exile or for their descendants not to come back and get you.
(Interesting plot twist moral #1) Don't mess with dragon genomes.
(Interesting plot twist moral #2) The first time someone who has never directed a psychic concert of thousands does so, don't be surprised if he goes a little power-mad.
(Interesting plot twist moral #3) CRUOR EMICAT UT FONS


Genre: SF

One-liner description:
A centuries-long cold war between two superpower nations of the psychically gifted heats up when a tyrannical mage-lord declares war on both sides.

Acknowledgements:


Gratuitous computer science and mathematics references

  • Conditional probability (Rizulek/Alinyel)

  • Traveling Salesman Problem (the Autarch and Praetor of the Terionach vs. the Mage-Lord)

  • Maximum entropy (Autarch and decoy vs. the Mage-Lord)


NaNoWriMo is Victory, and Victory is Life,
Banazir

Comments

( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
diannelamerc
Dec. 1st, 2004 12:21 am (UTC)
Congrats! :)
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 12:26 am (UTC)
W00t!
*hi5s*

To you as well, diannelamerc!

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Banazir
hempknight
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
WOOOHOOOO! Who da man!? You DA MAAAHAAN!!! I told youse you could do it, I did.

As a reward I'm going to do ALL character portraits today.

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I am Zolthar! Also known as Madame Mysterio.
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
THANKS
Thank yew!
Thank yew!

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Banazir
cretaceousrick
Dec. 1st, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
Awesome!
I can't wait to see it now. :)
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 04:36 am (UTC)
Re: Awesome!
OK, I've added you on tanelos, but be forewarned: it's a WIP (work in progress). 7.75 chapters out of 15 and 50K words out of perhaps 90K finished.

Your questions, comments and feedback are appreciated, if you're willing to be one of my beta readers.

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Banazir
masteralida
Dec. 1st, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: Awesome!
Add me please?
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 09:36 am (UTC)
Done
Enjoy!

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Banazir
cretaceousrick
Dec. 1st, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Awesome!
Whenever I have the time - and something to say! - I'll be glad to share my observations.
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to it
Danke.

Any evaluations from someone who has the good taste to read Simmons? Welcome indeed.

Are you also one of the julianmayfans?
(Hint, hint...)

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Banazir
cretaceousrick
Dec. 2nd, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Re: Looking forward to it
Anytime.

Are you also one of the julianmayfans?
(Hint, hint...)


Considering I haven't gotten around to reading any books written by Julian May - not from a lack of interest so much as a lack of attention span of late - I'd feel out of place. As soon as I do read some, though, I'll be glad to join.
banazir
Dec. 2nd, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
Julian May
Are you also one of the julianmayfans?
(Hint, hint...)

Considering I haven't gotten around to reading any books written by Julian May - not from a lack of interest so much as a lack of attention span of late - I'd feel out of place. As soon as I do read some, though, I'll be glad to join.

Actually, that's what I meant - to read.
But please do join when you have, if you feel like it.

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Banazir
prolog
Dec. 1st, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
Damn, man. Damn. How do you guys do it? Especially with professorial duties and all? I wanted to, this year, but November was pretty hectic for me.
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
Sleep is for the WEAK
Damn, man. Damn. How do you guys do it?
Caffeine, an idea, friends to goad you on, and 100% sheer teunce. I have to say I had more motivation this year that in previous years, and thought I had ample free time to do it (see below).

Especially with professorial duties and all?
Heh. Feel the procrastination...
I did my normal work until the 17th, then went to Rochester, NY where I thought I could write in peace, but got dragged on a weekend outpigging trip to Toronto, ON. Then I came back, did a couple of days work (see the low word counts in the first cut above), and procrastinated some more until I had to write 11000 words per day to make quota.

I wanted to, this year, but November was pretty hectic for me.
Do it next year!
I'll join you with Book 2, which might be Darvas's story, or perhaps a prequel on the "Harrowing of Terion" (with apologies to Katherine Kurtz). Operant-persecution prequels are always in fashion these days.

Oh, BTW, let me know if you would like me to friend you from tanelos so you can read the drafts.

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Banazir
prolog
Dec. 1st, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Sleep is for the WEAK
Next year might work. I mean, a Ph.D. takes 3-5 years for a reason, right? ;) I've had a fantastic idea for the last few years, but I'd definitely need to map it out beforehand, since it's tricky.

I should also research Croatia/Serbia.

Yeah, you should friend me from that one. At some point (have no time atm), I'd like to read the drafts.
banazir
Dec. 1st, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Sleep is for the WEAK
Next year might work. I mean, a Ph.D. takes 3-5 years for a reason, right? ;) I've had a fantastic idea for the last few years, but I'd definitely need to map it out beforehand, since it's tricky.
How far from your qualifying exams are you? Or have you already passed them?
Post-qual, ABD, yes. Pre-qual, nuh-uh.
Give your soul to Jesus, acos yer ass belongs to the uniPh.D. program.

I should also research Croatia/Serbia.
Why's that? Is that where your story is set?

Yeah, you should friend me from that one.
At some point (have no time atm), I'd like to read the drafts.

Done, and np.

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Banazir
yahvah
Dec. 1st, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC)
Holy Dostoyevsky-esque writing crunch, Batman. :-D
banazir
Dec. 2nd, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
Fyodor Explains It All
W00t!

Da, tovarisch!

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Banazir
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banazir
Dec. 2nd, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
NaNoWriMo journal
Wow!!
Well done. :) :) :) :) :)

::bows:: Thank you.

Where will we be able to read it?
Will it be on a website with other NaNoWriMo things?

I just friended you from tanelos. Enjoy!

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Dec. 19th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!

TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR!!
banazir
Dec. 19th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
And the Trogdor comes in the niiiiiiiiiiiiiight
Yay!!!
TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR!!

Did you catch the actual Trogdor homage?

(It's in Chapter 5.)

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Dec. 19th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
Re: And the Trogdor comes in the niiiiiiiiiiiiiight
:O

LOL that's great.
banazir
Dec. 19th, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
You face Trogdor, the Burninator
LOL, I'm glad you liked it.
I was plodding along, came to a line about burning the peasants out of the their thatched roof cottages (see Chapter 3), and I thought - woah, Trogdor moment!

You know you've arrived when you get to put a Strong Bad ref in fic. ;-)

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Dec. 19th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC)
Re: You face Trogdor, the Burninator
roflol. Don't give me ideas...oh boy...
banazir
Dec. 19th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: You face Trogdor, the Burninator
roflol. Don't give me ideas...oh boy...
ROFL!
Oh, yeah, baby!

Kyp: "What the kriff is this, you kriff of a kriff?!"

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Dec. 19th, 2004 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: You face Trogdor, the Burninator
ROFLOL! It just...doesn't have the same ring as "crap."!
banazir
Dec. 20th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
Vap of a vap!!
ROFLOL! It just...doesn't have the same ring as "crap."!
How about "you vap of a vap!"?

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Banazir
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