Making the Most of Mondays

As a brief aside, the irony of my posting Mondays isn’t lost on me. Any one who knows me knows how much I loathe Mondays, to an irrational degree. Yes, I know what you’re thinking; “Everyone hates Mondays.” Well, I hope not as much as I do. Mondays are angry days for me, and inevitably filled with interference from Murphy’s Law. So, in a way, my Monday posts are probably the highlight of my day. Now, enough whining and on to the update.

As many of you have no doubt read in my previous post(s), I wrote Crown in just over a month, thanks in no small part to National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWrimo, or simply, “Nano.” During the month of November, the challenge is to put 50,000 words (which breaks down to 1,667 words per day) towards a novel that you haven’t started before. If you’re successful, you get to download a graphic to brag on your success, and you are also allowed to pat yourself on the back.

I scoffed in the beginning. What was cool was that you could upload your work to date and see a nifty little graph charting your progress. What wasn’t cool was that people you’d “friended” on the site could also see your progress. It very quickly turned into a peer pressure scenario. Generally, that sort of thing doesn’t work on me, but I’d said I would do it, and my friends poked and prodded my into action.

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  • About the Author

    T.M. Lennon currently lives in North Carolina. His passion for science-fiction and fantasy was influenced by Star Wars in 1977 and The Lord of the Rings novels, which he read at an early age. He created the world of Eörlond in his teens for a fantasy role-playing game, and it has grown ever since.

    The one-time a soldier, systems engineer, and software developer, now adds author to his list of credentials. He continues to work during the day as an information technology consultant, but spends his precious little free time evolving the land of Eörlond and its inhabitants in front of his trusty laptop.