Saturday, May 14, 2011


Welcome to the first blog from me.  Epic Robot Danni.  That's right.  Epic robot.

I suppose I should start with an explanation.  Epic Robot.  I know what you're thinking.  Huh?  Where did I get that from.  Let me tell you.  In November I participated in something called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or as you writers probably call it : The month where all normal life activities (aside from eating and sleeping...though less on the sleeping) comes to a sudden screeching halt.

For those of you who are not writers, NaNoWriMo's goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November.  So how does that tie in with my nickname?  Well...I wrote 150,000 words in November and was awarded Calgary's most likely to become a nano robot award.  Then when it was mentioned that I should add 'Epic' to the title (after a particularly productive wordmongering session) I couldn't help myself.

Hence Epic Robot was born.  That's me!!

Now that you know a little bit more about me, let's talk about the blog, shall we?  I've come to the realization as of late that I may need a way to get away from the actual serious writing and do something a little bit more fun.  Maybe even where I can post my progress and see if anyone (at all) cares.  Plus, everyone and their dog has a blog, and I was beginning to feel left out.

So, here we are.  With a brand new blog, all shiny and pretty and named awesomely, and I'm left with the final question that I probably should have thought of first: What the hell am I going to write about?

Writing.  Yep.  Writing.  More specifically, my writing.  Or, of course, anything that randomly pops into my mind after reading other blogs (which happens.)  But mostly it's going to be about the milestones of writing.  All of my firsts as a writer.

First #1: Finish a novel (completed in November 2010)
First #2: Edit a novel to a second draft (completed December 2010)
First #3: Enter a novel in ABNA (completed January 2011)

So far that's all I've got for firsts (For any of you that care, I made it to the top 250 of ABNA out of 5000 in the YA portion before being kicked out.  Not bad for a first attempt!)  I have many other firsts that I look forward to (including sending out my first query letter...scary) and I'm hoping to share my journey with you.

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