October 2011 Archives

Padding For Longer Than I Remember

October 25, 2011 | 10:49 PM
So, in getting this blog ready, I happened to read a random post from 2004.  In it I state, "I must confess that Cassie's (Cassandra: Greek, prophet of doom) last name is very Dutch. Because everytime I use her full name I get two extra words: Van de Graaf. Heh. I used this little trick last year with Jennifer Van Cortlandt, but I decided to take it to a new level this year. :)"

So, I thought I only started doing that trick about three NaNos ago, 'round about 2008 when a certain TV show with not one but two characters with "van der" last names appeared.  So, I just went searching through my past NaNovels.  Although 2003's novel had a "van" and 2004's novel had a "van de", I am happy to report that 2005, 2006, and 2007 had nothing of the sort.  2008 and on have a van der something.

I'm such a Dutch character will make it into this year's NaNovel, too!

Welcome to 2011!

October 16, 2011 | 11:00 PM
New year, new content-publishing system, new web address, new things to learn...

And now I am going to bed!

Greetings From NaNoWriMo

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2011 Participant

2011 Municipal Liaison
NaNoName: pipermaru
Also known as: Dana

2011 NaNo Novel:
Who knows?


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Updated for 2011 by Dana

Past NaNovels

2010 Winner
Untitled Supernatural Mystery
Final Word Count: 52,769

2009 Winner
Gethsemane Redux
Final Word Count: 52,256

2008 Winner
Circle of Six
Final Word Count: 63,211

2007 Winner
Basic Chemistry
Final Word Count: 56,093

2006 Winner
Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Turtle Cove
Final Word Count: 50,773

2005 Winner
Final Word Count: 50,724

2004 Winner
Beneath the Surface
Final Word Count: 51,021

2003 Winner
House of Cards
Final Word Count: 63,789