Quaraun Novel Update: Starting in 2014, in preparation for the 40th Anniversary of The Twighlight Manor Series (September 23, 1978/2018), all 2,000+ short stories are being compiled into chronological order, to be re-released as a series of 130 novels. All the original short stories are being republished both here on EelKat.com and on Amazon. In the novels, each short story now stands as a "chapter" in the novels. New scenes/stories are being writing to connect the short stories together into novel format.
What is your opinion of using work that you already started for national novel writing month?
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Last year I took several previously published short stories (totaling 35k words) and combined them together and used them as the outline of a novel. I added 187k words in November, and more in December and January. In the end I had a 300k novel, that I'm currently editing and revising.
I also recorded the entire thing live, about 70 videos last year October prep & November writing & December editing, all the videos are up on YouTube.
(I'm EelKat everywhere, so, the videos are easy to find. Just Google EelKat and you'll get about 10million search results for me... not a joke, I have over 300 social network accounts, due to being a beta tester since 1997.)
In the end I had a 300k novel, that I'm currently editing and revising.
I recorded the entire thing live, mostly because my readers wanted to see the annual shoot outs when the local "ML" goes off her meds and starts shooting all the local authors.
We got 5 shoot-outs, 7 tire slashings, and 2 home break-ins caught on camera in 2016 - and already got 1 for 2017 and it ain't even October yet - she smashed my car to pieces 2 days ago.
Blew my house up with a bomb in 2006.
Interestingly, she's not even an ML and no one knows who she is, she just shows up, claiming to be an ML and starts attacking authors claiming they are not allowed to write anything unless she assigned the outline. Weird. The FBI is monitoring the NaNoWriMo forums, they have been since July 2016, hoping they can figure out which member she is, but they are not even sure if she's on the forums or if she even has an account at all. All we know is none of the ACTUAL local MLs know who she is. She shows up at the meetings and beats up the authors then runs off before the police arrive. Most people around here don't dare to go to the Write In's any more.
But, yeah, she went mega nuts last year because I announced I was doing a novel I had already started, which she said gave her the right to shoot me in the head, she ended up shooting my neighbours barn full of bullet holes, killed a bunch of their hens. We caught on camera doing these things about 70 different times last year, all the videos are up on YouTube.
(I'm EelKat everywhere, so, the videos of her freaking out on camera all November 2016 are easy to find. Just Google EelKat and you'll get about 10million search results for me... not a joke, I have over 300 social network accounts, due to being a beta tester since 1997.)
All the FBI agent's contact information is in the descriptions of the videos if you know who she is, cause none of local authors have a clue who she is. Heck, here it is now:
@ (207) 774-9322
More information about the psychopathic, criminally deranged NaNoWriMo ML can be found HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
She's become a local tradition here in Maine, for NaNo writers to watch for her at local restaurants and libraries, to see how big of a fool she can make of herself this time. If she wasn't so violent, killing so many pets, bombing so many houses, and hurting so many people, she'd be a hysterical riot.
I wonder if she realizes how big of a fool she makes of herself each year and if she's aware how many times we've caught her on camera now.
I've been doing NaNo since 2004, reached around 200k every year since 2006, except for 2007 when I only reached 75k. I started with a new idea only 3 years: 2004, 2005, 2007. Starting with new ideas, never works for me with NaNo. I spend too much time trying to come up with something to write, figuring out who the character is on a deep level, etc and not getting anything written.
The rest of the time I started with something already started and wrote an additional 50k the first week, then flew on to 200k total (not including the part I started out with before NaNo started). I was able to go so much further because I already had a clear idea of who the characters were and where I wanted the story to go, so I'm able to just sit down and write, write, write, write, write... without stopping to think "Do I want him to do this or that?" because I already know what I want him to do.
The years I did NaNo with no plot and no clue what I was gonna write, I ended up with an unpublishable mess.
The years I did NaNo with already established characters, a few chapters already written, and a detailed outline to guide me, I soared to the end of the novel and it went on to be published.
So, yeah, I'm a be fan and supporter of starting NaNo with something already started, because, for me at least, it helps me to stay motivated, and I think in the end, for me at least, it's more important to finish the story, then it is t reach any particular word count.
But yeah, just watch your back, you never know when Kendra Silvermander will show up at your house with a bomb because you ain't following the rules.
>As long as you finish, who gives a **** except you?
I've rebelled all over the place.
Several years I did multiple short stories instead of a novel.
One year I did a nonfiction book.
Another year I did a set of essays.
Multiple years I took a manuscript already in progress and added to it.
In every case I ended the month writing 200k in 30 days. (I write 10k a day all year long, so, kind of hard for me to do 50k in 30 days as I wouldn't be getting any work done if I backed off and did so few words. Trying to do only 50k in 30 days would put me so far behind schedual, way behind on deadlines, and wreak havoc in my ability to pay bills and put food on the table. When writing is your full time career, writing anything under 10k a day simply is not an option.)
Interestingly, though I've done NaNo every year since 2004... I've never validated my work, because I never joined with a goal of "winning". For me it was just, motivating myself to write over my normal monthly word counts.
I think with NaNoWriMo, some people put too much emphasis on rules and numbers, when they should be putting emphasis on motivating themselves to reach the end goal of having written something they are proud to say they wrote.
Here's a Few of the videos:
A Terrorist Organization?
Did You Know
The FBI Is Investigating NaNoWriMo
For Their Connection To & Support Of A Dangerous Domestic Terrorist Group?
Did you know National Novel Writing Month Has Come Out And Made A Public Statement Saying That They Are a Supporter Of
The Ku Klux Klan?
Did you know, that the heads of National Novel Writing Month have put out an official statement regarding their Ku Klux Klan employee Kendra Silvermaner's building a bomb and trying to murder me by blowing up my house?
Offices of Letters & Lights spokesperson Heather Dudley said, "We fully support our MLs in all their actions. The ML is always right. In regards to this matter we have chosen to side with the ML." ~November 28, 2016
Uhm... Heather Dudley said that. She does know that means she is aiding and abetting an attempted murderer, who is wanted by the FBI, you know for attempted murder, right?
The owners of National Novel Writing Month, have REFUSED TO COOPERATE with the FBI agents who were assigned to this case and are knowingly protecting (and therefore aiding and abetting) a known felon who is wanted for multiple counts of attempted murder.
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports building house bombs?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports cutting cats heads off and nailing them to doors?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports authors killing authors?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports domestic terrorism and has pledged allegiance to the Loyal White Knights of The Ku Klux Klan?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports stalkers, cyberbullies, and trolls?
I do have to wonder, does founder Chris Baty know his company is issuing public statements declaring their allegiance to white supremacy hate groups, specifically the Ku Klux Klan? Or that Heather Dudley is protecting a known terrorist by refusing to release Kendra Silvermander's identity to the FBI?
Are the Offices of Letters & Lights even aware of the fact that one of their employees, Kendra Silvermander, is a member of the Ku Klux Klan, is wanted by the FBI for 11 years of stalking, cyber-bullying, harassment, animal abuse, terrorist attacks, bomb building, and multiple murder attempts? And that their spokesperson Heather Dudley has issued a statement saying that the Offices of Letters & Lights supports Kendra Silvermander in her terrorist activities?
NaNoWriMo employee Kendra Silvermander, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, who claims to be a NaNoWriMo ML is wanted by the FBI for multiple terrorist attacks on local non-white & LGBTQ+ authors.
As a non-white person who lives with daily attacks by the Ku Klux Klan .... daily attacks meaning:
- February 2003 bombed my doctor's office and killed him
- May 2006 they put my dad in a coma
- bombed my house in October 2006
- May 2010 cut my car in half
- beheaded my cousin July 2013
- drove a backhoe over my next house August 2013
- September 2013 - put a bomb in my classroom at Southern Main Community College
- beat my up leaving me paralyzed 5 month and crippled rest of my life in November 2013
- filled my motorhome with 1,000s of gallons of feces April 2015
- kidnapped my cats April 2015
- returned my cats' heads May 2015; 10 cats currently unaccounted for
- August 2015 a woman was beheaded in front of her 4 children, in Saco Shaw's supermarket, in the ice cream department, while trying to buy her children ice cream
- November 2015 - put a bomb in my department at Scarborough WalMart
- June 2016 - put another bomb in my department at Scarborough WalMart (it was WalMart who contacted the FBI and started the FBI investigation July 2016)
- 2016 my tires were slashed on 7 different occasions between October and December
- April 2017 put my dad in the hospital again, he almost died
- May 2017 attacked and rallied at my mom's house - twice
- August 13, 2017 - my birthday - murdered 73 pets
- September 26, 2017 - 2 days ago smashed up my car...
- in all more than 200 such attacks on my family since Stephen King thought to film the Thinner movie on our farm in 1994.
Yes... I've survived FIVE (5) bombings now.
Call FBI Agent Andy Drewer
@ (207) 774-9322
September 26, 2017
The Latest Attack By Old Orchard Beach's Renegade KKK Members Who Use Their Cars As Battering Ram Weapons, To Slam Into Me While Driving Home, Has Done Horrific Amounts of Damage To My Daily Driver:
The car which attacked me on the Ross Road, just outside of the entrance to the Blueberry Plains, was a fairly new model of a Honda minivan, color maroon/burgundy metallic.
As with the previous attackers, this car had no license plates on it.
The driver appeared to be a man, but could have been a woman. Was wearing a straw hat, pulled down over their face to conceal their features.
This is not the first time they have done this. This particular attack however has done several thousand in damages to my car.
It is unknown if this driver was armed, however it should be noted that previous attackers, were armed with illegal automatic rifles, and it is assumed this attacker likely was as well.
The passenger's side of the front bumper of their car has a large pink paint smear on it, from the pink paint on my car.
Do be aware that this group of domestic terrorists, (who call themselves "The Loyalist White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan") are wanted by the FBI and are considered to be heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Their attacks on the non-white, non-Christian, and LGBTQ residents of Old Orchard Beach are becoming more frequent and much bolder. Do NOT approach them if you see them, just call the local police and the FBI immediately and run as far away from range of their gun fire as possible.
Do keep in mind that this group of terrorists are the ones who blew up my house with a bomb October 18, 2006, beheaded my cousin July 2013, drove a backhoe over my next house August 8, 2013, beat me up on November 14, 2013 leaving me paralyzed 5 months and crippled for the rest of my life, filled my motorhome with thousands of gallons of feces April 10, 2015, kidnapped my cats and have been one at a time returning the heads of my cats.
They have done similar things to 140 other families in Old Orchard Beach. In the past 4 years they have kidnapped and beheaded more than 500 cats and dogs. They are also wanted in connection to the murders of 3 police officers and 30+ children, as well as the bombing of the First Care Health Clinic on Saco ave in 2003.
This group of terrorists are incredibly dangerous, if they approach you or attack you, flee from them as quickly as possible - they WILL KILL you.
If you know who did this to my car, please call the FBI Agent in charge of the case to turn them in:
Please Call FBI Agent Andy Drewer @ (207) 774-9322
More information about this psychopathic, criminally deranged NaNoWriMo ML & her violent "street team" can be found HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
Have You Seen These Kidnapped Cats?
3 of the 15 Pidgie Fund Cats Have Been Murdered
2 Have Been Found & Returned
These 10 Are Still Missing
If You Know Where They are
Please Bring Them Home
If You Know Who Is
Holding Them Hostage
Please Call FBI Agent
@ (207) 774-9322
Help The FBI Put This NaNoWriMo ML
In Prison Where She Belongs:
Do you know the idenity of this mysterious stalker who calles herself "Kendra Silvermander?; If so, the FBI wants to know, so they can get this dangerous criminal off the streets once and for all.