Monday, November 02, 2009

the sun's out

...but I'm not in it, thanks to word count hell!

Yup, it's day 2 of NaNoWriMo, and I wish it would just bloody rain! Sun, rain, sleet, I'm determined to plow forward, regardless. The first page honeymoon is over, and now I must face wholesale invent--which vacillates between anticipation and excitement, and terror of flat prose.

I have two NaNoWriMo buddies--Patty Kinney and David Millstone, and I have to say--it's so much better to have company in this misery. (Ack! A silverfish pincher bug just crawled into bed with me. Yes, my laptop is in my bed too. Disgusting, I know.)

I suppose I should swap out my sidebar wordcount meter --still boasting the 100% done of my last effort, with this one--it's just freakin' scary to face the drop-in-the-bucketness of it all.


1 comment:

  1. Hey. I came across your journal while looking through the interwebs for NaNoWriMo entrants (I was a winner back in '04 before employment life could distract me-- but oh, the rush!). If you think you might want to share your work, we're running a contest over at that will let you have your novel read and judged by our readers. The top novel in each genre category (and there will be five: romance, historical fiction, mystery/thriller, speculative fiction, and mainstream / contemporary) will be printed and made available to thousands of subscribers in BookSwim's catalog!

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    Maybe this is something you (or your readers) would be interested in?

    Thanks muchly for your time-- and good luck with those words! (Are you keeping an eye on your supply of caffeine pills?)

    Chip from BookSwim


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