Monday, November 29

Novel Victory

I have completed my first novel: 50,070 words in 29 days. It's pure crap and I'm proud of myself for completing it.

Thursday, November 11

Novel Thoughts

The novel now stands at 11,759 words. I don't know how I'll make it to 50,000 words by the end of the month, but I'll keep plugging away.

I'd like to post an excerpt here, but any kind of opinion or bias is verboten at The Daily Dave 2.0, and I don't want to risk confusing my corporate masters with fiction. I can imagine the following conversation:

"Why did you say such-and-such on your blog?"

"I didn't say it. A character in a novel I'm writing said it."

"That's the same thing."

"No it's not."

"Yes it is."

"No it's not."

"It is if I say it is."

So, if you'd like to read an excerpt, send me an e-mail. The Daily Dave 2.0 will remain excerpt-free for now.

Wednesday, November 3


The novel now stands at 4,174 words. And, on a completely unrelated subject, Britt and I may move to New Zealand. Britt is checking out housing prices in Dunedin, one of the larger cities on the South Island and home to the University of Otago.

Tuesday, November 2

NaNoWriMo Update

Well, National Novel Writing Month is underway, and as of 9:20 this morning I have written 3,221 words.

The goal: 50,000 words by the end of November.

My novel is tentatively titled "Good Boy." Don't ask me for a plot summary or an excerpt because, at this point, my novel really embodies the NaNoWriMo philosophy of emphasizing quantity over quality.

Incidentally, the NaNoWriMo folks in Tampa have adopted a name: Velvet Botox. I'm not quite sure what botulism or fabric has to do with writing, but it's a kick-ass name nonetheless. There's even a logo: