Well, March has arrived and with it, Nanotional Novel Editing Month! www.nanoedmo.net

Revisiting Wishes is quite a challenge, and doing 50 hours of editing in one month is not an easy task, but I'll try my best.

And for April, probably, Revolt! will be brought back to life. No promises, though, but... :-)



End of Nano

OK, the NaNoWriMo is over and we won... Most importantly, though, I finished the novel!

It was a little bit anticlimax writing that 'The End' ("Fin" in Galician) but, well, for the first time I have a novel ready for revision (next year ;-)

Thanks to all for your support... My next projects will be revisiting Wishes and finishing Revolt!... :-)




Yeah, I did it!


I went over 50K words this evening, during our write-in in Madrid.

Now I only have to keep writing until I finish the novel...

I'll keep you updated!

Good luck to you Nanowriters!



Almost half done!


At day 11th, I've written 22,300 words (+44%) which I'd say it's pretty good.

Besides, I'm really enjoying writing the book, I'm loving the plot, the characters, and writing it in Galician!

As an interesting note, last week already sprouted an unexpected new character! Little buggers, hehe... :-)

An aditional benefit this year (besides the fun) is that I don't have to carry around a big, heavy bad of documentation books... :-P

Anyway, how's your NaNoWriMo going?



NaNoWriMo 2008

It's a little over three hours CET for the start of Nanowrimo 2008.

I can barely wait! :-)

I'll try to keep this up-to-date, although my main blog will be my galician one, O gume da espada.

Finally, my novel will be a kind-of urban/phylosophical/onirical/discordian fantasy novel, Wishes.

I'll post less about it, as it's not based on event, and thus some things really are a surprise... :-)

Good luck to all Nanowriters out there, keep it up!

By the way, Blessed Samhain to everybody in the northern hemisphere.

There we go! KALLISTI!


Wreck of Shipwreck

Apparently, this year was not called for Shipwreck, or so it seems...

Two weeks to go on nanowrimo, and I cannot find all my documentation for the book... One of the trouble of moving, I guess... I know it's in here, but in which box?

Well, as all my books are well packed, I cannot easily retake any of my old projects, Historical Fiction is hard without data!

I may, in this case, attack a plotbunny that assauled me during last year Nanowrimo, a Fantasy novel based on the exploration of Wanting, Desire, ... born from an idea of Neil Gaiman's Lucifer comic book series. Just the seed, though, and it seemed attractive enough during this year to have the plot, caracter sketches and half the story more or less well thought out so far...

I'd say it's an interesting Nanoproject, and it stems in a centennial Galician tradition, with authors like Álvaro Cunqueiro or the almost infinite oral tradition involving witches (meigas, obviously from the same Latin root that gives "magic"), sirens, and all sort of mythological creatures from Iberian, Celtic, Latin, Suevian, Gothic, Arabic and Provenzal roots...

In this case, then, I really walk over giants' shoulders... :-)

Anyway, this is not definitive, but a most likely conclusion of this year hectic Autumn...

I'll let you know, because, anyway, there'll be a lot of historical elements in it... unavoidable... :-)

Best for all and good luck to the Nanoers!




OK, I have just updated my Nanowrimo writer profile.

As you can see there, my next Nanovel is titled "Shipwreck" and it's set in 1810, during the Spanish Independence War.

It'll tell the story of a joint naval operation between the Spaniards and Englishmen in Northen Spain. The operation was pretty important, but after some initial success, it went awfully wrong.

As the main (read as 'the actual key') events of the story happened just some kilometers away from my own hometown, this'll be the first time I'll be writing a Historical Fiction novel on a place I have actually been and know pretty well... :-P

Anyway, I'll keep you updated in here, but this year my main blog will be O gume da espada, in Galician... Good time to learn new languages! ;-)

Good luck to all Nanowriters whis year!



Another Literature

Well, what have I been doing as of late?

Well, several things. I've been reading, studying and writing.

Reading what? Well, for instance, several different things: some History books I got during the Summer in book fairs and bookstores, mostly related to the Spanish Independence war, specially as related to my countryland, Galiza.

As it's somewhat related to my nest Nanowrimo, it seemed fit to have some good background information.

I also got several books in galician, one of my mother languages, whose writing I have a bit too rusted for my tastes, specially since it will be the language of my next novel.

So what do you do when you have to unrust a language (writing it, in this case)? You read it, and you write it.

And so I have been doing: my new blog in galician, O gume da espada (The edge of the sword), and a place where I'll be publishing some "homework" to flesh out my galician muscles, Espallando bolboretas (Spreading out butterflies). If you have any romance knowledge, you can go there and enjoy some tales (one at the moment, and more to slowly come out). If you don't know romance languages, then you can at least enjoy some illustrations I'll be doing for the tales, one so far... :-)

You'd say that takes some time... Well, yes, although talking is easy for me, even after these many years away, writing is, well, you know, you don't write the way you speak... It's harder, specially if you want it to have some quality attached to it... :-P

Anyway I haven't forgotten my other novels. Actually, not so long ago, a pretty important Galician writer, Alfredo Conde, has just published a book set in the last part of Undefeated, the defense of the town of A Coruña (Groine) from Drake's retaliation in 1889... This makes writing harder...

I may retake some of my Persian novels, for instance, although Nanowrimo will punch hard this year, both personally and "writingally"... I'll keep you up-to-date.

Anyway, the idea I have for my novel is really exciting, very intense and fairly time-framed, a good exercise in narrative anyway, and another opportunity to explore the Undiscovered land...

Be good! :-P KALLISTI!


Still around

Well, still around, although not very active... After vacation at my home town, I came back and a couple of weeks ago I was at Brussels and Brugges... It was very interesting, indeed!

In the meantime, I'm working on my next Nano, and trying to keep up with the last one :-P I'll let you know better shortly.