META: Raccowrimo

Saxon Brenton saxonbrenton at
Tue Oct 26 18:11:38 PDT 2010

On Friday 22/Oct/2010 Wil Alambre <wilalambre at> asked:
> How many RACCateers are interested in a sort of NaNoWriMo challenge? A 
> full thirty-issue series over the course of November, an issue posted 
> to the newsgroup a day. I propose using the imprint WRIMO with these, 
> which like ACRA and HCC, would be attached to the title's normal imprint.
As someone who's tried this schtick before (you remember: stealing Arthur's 
_Daily Super Short-Short Story_ format back in 2004 for the 'A Devil Came 
Down To Georgia' arc) my immediate response is: 
BURNOUT!!!  DEATH by burnout firing frickin' LAZER BEAM from it's eyeballs!!!
At least as far as daily postings go.  The revised suggestions for rules 
of a non-daily four issue minimum is workable and doesn't fill me with 
existential dread.
{Sigh}  I shouldn't, for the simple reason that I've got several other stuff 
(stuffs? darn, what's the apporiate plural?) that need to be done by 
early-mid December. 
Nevertheless, a quick mental inventory of my backlog of story ideas indicates 
that there's an Anal-Retentive Archive Kid having a bad day story that could 
be de-procrastinated from a _Limp-Asparagus Lad_ subplot.  If lah-dee-dah 
considerations such as pacing, structure and polish were to be ignored,  
initial back-of-an-envelope plotting suggests a 10 parter.
So, yeah.  Stupid @#!$%& Saxon, biting off more than I can chew... again...  I'm in.
Saxon Brenton
The world will not end in 2012.  Not when the 50th anniversary of _Doctor Who_ is in 2013.

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