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Ben Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

1 Article from December 2009

  1. A look back at NaNoWriMo

    I meant to post this earlier, but somewhere along the way I forgot about it. Anyway.

    At the end of October, the part of me that is absolutely, certifiably insane decided that I would be doing NaNoWriMo this November. This was two days before the start. I had no outline, only the inklings of a story idea, and I knew November was going to be busy in terms of both school and work.

    "Oh, it'll be fine," Certifiably Insane Ben said to Rational Cautious Ben.

    "This will all end in tears," Rational Cautious Ben replied, then booked tickets for a far away island.

    Well Rational Cautious Ben returned at the beginning of December to take a look at what Certifiably Insane Ben wrote in November. Suffice it to say I didn't reach the goal of 50,000 words. I reached 27,145 words on November 19 and it stayed that way for the rest of the month. Now, I know that it isn't about achieving the 50,000 mark (although that's nice). I know that it's about actually starting to write, actually doing something instead of just saying I'll start to write. So in that respect, I accomplished something.

    Prior to this year…

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