if a novel could talk

Ni Hao Kai-Lan wins this morning. Nick Jr. is running most mornings around here, but he never actually watches it the whole time – which is a healthy thing, I suppose, because then he would be a couch potato. But for the moment, with Dylan engrossed in his cartoon, with twenty minutes of peace tops, […]

NaNoWriMo end

NaNoWriMo Ending Stats 37733 words, out of 50000 Total Novel Stats, as of 12/1/08: 49633 words 150 pages four sections mostly done (of six), the fifth section is well plotted out, and there are ideas for the sixth (ending) – and the sections will have clever and poignant titles rather than just numbers 😉 24 […]

day 11: muse is back!

Welcome back, Muse. Hope you had a nice three-day weekend in the middle of NaNoWriMo! Not allowed, I’m telling you, not allowed! We’re back to work today though, and I’m in the process of making something interesting of two once-directionless chapters. Lots of words to make up for… NaNoWriMo Stats: end of day 10 14516 […]

day 10: big fat stall

I’m stalled. I show up to my keyboard and I’ve got nothing. I haven’t written anything new since Friday, and instead, the whole weekend I’ve committed a NaNoWriMo no-no, which is stopping to revise! I spent the weekend pulling the events of my part 1 forward a year. It’s interesting. It works. But still, my […]

day 8: sinkholes, continued

I was pretty well stumped yesterday, and didn’t get much writing done, and the words I did accomplish were pulled from notes. I spent the day navigating around the massive sinkhole in my story, and I think I’m working it out. The story is about different things now. The story is about things I never […]