Wednesday, December 3, 2008

As promised....The Dot Returns!!


So...first things first. An apology is once again in order...I disappeared for the second half of November. A little explanation...
Dad was taking part in NanoWriMo...What is NanoWriMo, you ask? 
Their website explains:

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

So, Dad was writing fast and furious for the month (and actually,  a majority of his writing took place during the last 12 days of November) and he took up so much bandwidth in the apartment, that posting became slow and tedious, like in the olden days of dial-up (And by "Olden Days", I mean, like, a few months ago....Yes...The Pellegrino-Grant family was on dial-up until A FEW MONTHS AGO...  ) So, I avoided the 'net like the plague, and caught up on some reading, and went through lots and lots and LOTS of baby clothes...

And he, in fact, "won" the month....18.5% of people that entered finished their novel. 119,301 authors signed up for NaNoWriMo, 21,683 finished, and my Dad was one of them. He actually continued a novel that he wrote 50,000 words of last November (So, technically, he is sitting on a very wordy 101,000 word novel, which is not even technically done yet...while he met his word count goal, he didn't finish the novel)

SO....that is the explanation of my absence...but I'm back, and I have a lot to say before I get out there....so STAY TUNED!!!

2 comments:

gramma mindy said...

Congratulations to your Dad.

The Dot said...

Dad says thanks...He worked very hard, and seems to recall a family trip to France when you and Mom watched his writing madness unfurl over a week or so, in several hotel rooms...he hopes to sell one of those stupid things one of these days to support your daughter and grandson and buy them things dipped in gold. Like...EVERYTHING will be dipped in gold...It will be AWESOME...and I don't even really know what Gold IS...I just know it's AWESOME...