MyNoWriMo Update

Just a quick updatre on the status of MyNoWriMo.net I’ve started development work on it. Kinda… I’ve finally managed to get access to the databse that it’s going to be run on, and I’ve created the base tables that I will need to start development.

I’ve got a hectic week ahead of my so it will be at least a week before I actually start coding up the interface code for it however here are the features I plan to support in the first iteration:

1. Create a user account.
2. Log in with user account.
3. Start a project.
4. Add a word count for project.
5. View project status.
6. Search users
7. Add user as friend
8. Become Fan of Authors work

I’ve got a few other ideas.

For the uninitiated MyNoWriMo.net is my attempt at making a platform for people to do what NaNoWriMo lets you do but at any time during the year. I’ve got a few Ideas that will hopfully make it stand out, but the main goal is to give people a place where they can have a public target that they can work towards.

It’s looking like MyNoWriMo will be developed in PHP, because that is what my web hosting company supports, It may not be at first written in very good PHP as I’m not a PHP developer, I’m evaluating AJAX frameworks at the moment, leaning towards jQuery, assuming I can find a good charting libray for it, otherwise I’ll use the charting in Dojo, which I have had experience writing code in.

NaNoWriMo… Oh No…

I’ve signed up to do a NaNoWriMo… Jeepers… I’ve always wanted to do one, but I’ve never been bothered. This year I know a few people who are joining in, and I’ve convinced Annabel to do it, so she’s forcing me to suffer as well.

I’m not yet decided on what I’m going to write about, I’ve got a couple of plots bouncing around my head.

One is a Near future story about a regular guy who get recruited to an MI7 like organization because he is the spitting image of one of thier agents who goes rogue and they need him becuase their agent was about to crack a case of some kind. The idea that is gestating in my head is kind of Jennifer Government meets James Bond with a hint of I guess maybe Snow Crash

Another is based on a dream I had a few months ago, about a group of astronauts who are sent to space on to participate in some research on keeping people in stasis aboard a space station. They Awaken to discover that for some reason they weren’t woken up on time but several tens/hundreds of years later. The world has been depopulated, the space station is for all they know the last bastion of humanity, except the only people on the station have reverted to a tribal culture who shun technology and worship the ships computer, which has delusions of granduer… So I guess it’s Red Dwarf meets 2001 – A Space Odyssey.

I have a third idea for a childrens book involving pirates, but I’m saving that because It might actually ammount to something… Besides pirates are in fashion now, so I cant write about them

Everything starts somewhere…