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Thursday, November 02, 2006

NaNoOhNo, or "It was a dark and wordy night."

Busiest month of my life. But, as Simon said, we're all frickin' busy. Simon also says 'play longer and faster - only then will you be the master.'

It's in that spirit that I begin writing my first novel - my NaNo m.o., of course, is to start a day late and at least a dollar short. I don't even have an idea. Or a genre. But I have the first 600 of 50,000 words expected of me. Why shouldn't the rest follow?

Good luck, my fellow scribblers. 30 days of uninterrupted bullshitting? That's what I call fun. My brain is full of phrases and images that are the cerebral equivalent of horse-on-a-treadmill stock footage. Kind of interesting, but how on earth to use it? I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

p.s. The only really important thing about this post is the Simon link. You really have to watch it.


Blogger Amonym said...

how's the GCN coming?

Mon Nov 13, 01:39:00 PM

Blogger lisa said...

Oh, you know, I'm about a quarter done, word count wise. And about a tenth done, knowing-what-it's-about-wise. Good fun.

Mon Nov 13, 02:19:00 PM

Blogger Amonym said...

This year's Gillers were mostly (all?) unknowns.

Tue Nov 14, 10:11:00 PM

Blogger and then the_doctor said...

oh dear god its november already? After my 2nd failure at this task in 3 years, I've given up the attempt this year. Best of luck to you!

ps. please don't poke your eyes out in about two weeks!

Wed Nov 15, 05:39:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe no one's commented on my theme song yet!'s so brilliant, I may have to go to the most recent post and direct their attention. See you over there!

- He who goes harder and faster, except when it comes to writing a novel

Thu Nov 16, 06:26:00 PM


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