Sunday, November 30, 2008

30 Days: The Singularity Matrix

30 Days: The Singularity Matrix

This adventure started at 12:00 AM on Saturday, November 1, and has now ended at around 3:30 PM, Sunday, November 30, and 70,644 words later. I'm exhausted, spent, and pretty sad that it's over. I've put my life on hold while I spent every minute I can working on this sequel to the original 30 Days. It's a little too soon for a post-mortem on it, I'll give it a week and then think about how I did. My first impression is that I did pretty well. I created a couple of characters I really like and care about, and I hope to write more about in the future. It's like any good book you're read: you're dying to know what happens after the book ends. I've thrown in a few teasers for ideas I have, but nothing's set in stone at this point. I don't know if I want to wait for November 2009 to pick this story up again.
At some point I also hope to edit it, maybe not into something marketable, but at least reduce the number of plot holes and inconsistencies, fix up the time line, and add some more descriptive scenery so people get a better picture of the action. I'm at least going to put some notes on each chapter so I have something to remember if I ever come back to it.
Now it's back to my normal, boring, unexciting life of paying bills and going to work. See you next November!
Here is the final list of chapters in order. PINK is Agent Ellie, BLACK is Alex Ross:
And here's an "alternate" or "extended" ending by Agent Ellie:


  1. I had to laugh -- I read this post just after I finished paying my the bills and doing all the bookwork I put off for NaNoWriMo!

    I feel the same sadness, too, about NaNo having ended, but I'm looking forward to November 2009!


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  3. This was just a seat-of-your-pants writing exercise...this is very far from a finished work.


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