NaNoWriMo 2006

Not that I am the most regular of bloggers, but my posting for November will be even more irregular. That’s right folks, it’s National Novel Writing Month again. I will be working my fingers to the bone and trying to produce a 60,000-word novel in 30 days. The goal is technically only 50,000 words, but I thought I would up the ante a bit. For those of you that have no concept of 50,000 words, that came out to just about 140 pages last year, or between 4 and 5 pages of writing per day. This year I will be working on the second half of my novel, Trust Network, in which our intrepid hero Xochitl Green will discover that not everyone likes a white-hat hacker, and that there are shades of grey- and black-hat hacking that she’d never even considered.

This does actually relate to ColdFusion, I promise. Not in the book, actually, but in the real world. I’m using CF to rebuild the progress graphs I had set up for everyone last year to help track how much they needed to write every night. It was done in PHP last year, but this year it’s CF and Batik, presuming I can get the code up and running in the next few days. I’ll add the code for it to Google Code or RIAForge or something.

Wish me luck!

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Rick Osborne

I am a web geek who has been doing this sort of thing entirely too long. I rant, I muse, I whine. That is, I am not at all atypical for my breed.