Podcast #86 – NaNoWriMo

This week we discuss NaNoWriMo, or the National Novel Writing Month.  Basically NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge that you can enroll yourself in where you are supposed to write a 50,000 word novel over the course of the month of November.

As 3 of the 4 of us entered the competition, we thought that we would dedicate a podcast to discussing the joys and difficulties of the NaNoWriMo challenge and of writing a novel in general.  The great news is that all 3 of our illustrious hosts to enter completed the challenge with time to spare I might add.  Matt, Troy, and Big Dog all entered and surpassed the 50,000 word challenge.  In fact Big Dog’s novel is still in the process of being written, but is now over 65,000 words; he just has more story left to tell.

So if you have a story idea, next year give it a try whether it be about Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Highlander, Vampires, Zombies, Cyborgs, or any combination.  Get that story out and into the world.

Also we have decided to start the SciFiFX Book Club.  At the beginning of each month we will randomly select a book from our database and the next month we will discuss our thoughts on that book.  So listen to the end of the podcast to find out what the book we will be discussing in January 2013 will be.

In Big Dog’s Fireside Chat, he asks that if you can afford to please donate a toy or some cash to Toys for Tots, to help a less fortunate child have a Happy Christmas.

He also recommends Her Universe for those of you looking to buy a geeky gift for your significant other.