So Much For Light Blogging, leh?
Since Nov 1...
Words in the Blog - 3000+
Words in the Novel - 4365.
I'd almost be on target (well only 5000 behind) if I'd used that verbal energy on the novel...
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
Keep going, E@L. I've finished the October story--onwards to the November story. It's about a contest.
What? You're writing a NOVEL A MONTH! Suicide, man, suicide!
Will put in an hour or two over lunch-time today, but have work to prepare - conference presentation next week.
A novel a month? Just kill me. Nope, it's a story a month and I think of chapters as stories, you know? It's easier that way.
Who said anything about being a man?
Rhetorical "Man" as in "god" as in "dude". Generic, not necessarily testicularly endowed.
So, Daggy-bottoms, do you have a blog as well, or are you just coming here to harrass my nanowrimo conscience?
Nope, no blog. I only have enough words in my brain to write down into stories! The word list shrinks, you know.
Think of me as your literary conscience, the one that asks "what're you waiting for?" That one.
sounds like an intellectual trap, but what do i know, sugar? one quesion, will you be posting anymore of your novel online?
An intellectual trap. Encouraging someone is a trap. What a trusting world!
You know E@L, I think you possess two talents: one that involves technical writing ability and another that transmits a clear literary voice. Not every writer can claim this duality.
I find it frustrating, on some level, when a talented writer dicks around, writing on a drink napkin.
YOU find it frustrating! You should my collection of napkins... my opus napkorum...
Problems: fear of failure, fear of being unfunny, fear of losing track, fear of just being baaaaaaad. Is there some writing Viagra that makes it work even when you don't know why or how?
Also, busy. All week in Bangkok and never never home before 1am. Pick up at 7:30am. Mind you all the socialising is either night golf or work functions, no playing up!
Attribute #3: skill at finding avoidance excuses.
I hear what you're saying about the fear(s) and I'm with you on that. Who isn't?
Writing viagra. That would be a couple glasses of red wine, wouldn't it?
mmmm some fruity McLarenVale shiraz and some nice cheesey comestables. Atkins friendly of course...