|June 9, 2005 |
Ok, ok. I know. I haven't followed through and finished editing my novel. I AM about half-way through. I have rewritten the first two chapters. I have even decided to open the story with what is now Chapter Two, and I've combined Chapters One and Three. This way it starts out with more action. But I haven't uploaded any of the changes. What's here is still the semi-dreary Chapter One opening up, etc. I will finish this before the end of June! My Aussie friend, Rob, over at Useless Creations, (where you can get some really great screen savers, and if you take the time to read his site, he is an awsome writer) has made me promise to get it done. So I will!
|I decided to take the plunge this year and attempt to write a novel (50,000 words) in the 30 days of November. After all, it IS National Novel Writing Month. Click the image above for all of the details. If it goes well, I might decide to post each days writings. The whole object of it is to just do it -- Quantity, not Quality. Worrying about the quality is THE main reason people never attempt to write that novel that they've always wanted to write. If I cross the finish line with 50,000 words on November the 30th, then I can always go back and do a rewrite -- but by God I'll have written a novel!|
|Please keep in mind that what follows is a rough draft. I won't be doing any rewrites till it's done!|
November 1 --It begins now!
|It's official! I have actually written an entire novel in thirty days. It's been a goal for years, but I just never seemed to be able to get past the first paragrah. Well, now it's done! -- Actually, it's not quite done. After I reached 50,000 words, I wrapped it up rather quickly. Now I will finish it properly, and then comes the rewrites. But that should be cake compared to the grueling hours of work that went into writing it. ("May I have more gruel, Sir?") By the way, it didn't turn out too bad! :>)|
November 30 -- It's done!
|My Winner's Certificate is here|
|** Important Note **|
|Just to let anyone new know, the first two chapters are pretty rough. I had a tough time getting started, but I seemed to have really caught my stride starting in Chapter Three. I will rewrite the first two chapters in December as well as polish up the rest..|
Initial Inertia Dilemma
Copyright 2004 by Randy Duke
|This is the story of Charlie, a guy that has invented an Inertia Dampening Drive which allows him to control inertia. This lets him travel by not moving in a specific direction relative to the motion of the expanding universe. By learning to control inertia in any given direction, Charlie can travel at the speed of the Universe to anywhere he wants in amazingly short amounts of time. "He could control the direction in which he didnít move, so he would stop relative to the opposite direction he wanted to go."
It's also the story of his brother, Albert Einstein Broski, and his three traveling companions (including an inquisitive cat named Woof) on their quest to find the missing Charlie -- using the prototype Inertia Drive that Charlie had left behind in his secret lab.
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|Techno Babble - Original high energy, instrumental space music|
|Short Stories - Tales From The Cube -- Original Short Science Fiction Stories|
|Surf Fest '07 - My performance at the Clarkston Surf Fest '07|
|Don Knotts Interview - My interview with Don Knotts for PlanetX Magazine|
|Monsters - A tribute to the old sci fi and monster movies|
|Fractals - An Illustrated and Orchestrated SF Short Story|
|Risk - Help Sugarat take over the world! Narf!|
|Randy Duke - AKA Sugarat
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