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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Update on The Novel

I got through my first day of the National Novel Writing Month.

Included in my story thus far is the worst pick up line EVER and a reference to Charles Lindburgh's transatlantic flight.

I have to remind myself that this project is all about quantity, not quality because I really don't know where the f*ck I'm going with this thing.....


  • I know exactly what you mean. I actually wrote the following sentence in the middle of my page last night - "Kerri, don't worry so much about what she's wearing. Just make her say something and move the hell on with it."

    This thing is going to be the death of me. What's your NaNoWriMo handle? I want to add you to my fellow sufferers ... er, writing pals. :)

    By Blogger Kerri., at 11/02/2006 11:37 AM  

  • I have figured out my plot (luckily a friend and I are doing this together and we helped each other figure out our plots). However, I didn't start doing any of the actual writing yet.

    Tonight, it's wine at a restaurant with our laptops writing away.

    I'm still wondering why on earth I decided to do this!

    By Blogger shayze, at 11/02/2006 2:21 PM  

  • Shayze, a lot of people are wondering the same thing, LOL.

    By Blogger Shannon, at 11/02/2006 2:26 PM  

  • ugh at least you're doing it! I am too lazy and unmotivated to get past chapter 2.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2006 3:20 PM  

  • Kristen, I'm sitting here debating whether to change what I've written already, or just keep forging ahead.

    This stuff is confusing...and then I just keep checking emails and who updated their blogs.

    I'm hoping someone will inspire me....

    By Blogger Shannon, at 11/02/2006 3:24 PM  

  • Open the document, put your cursor at the point you want to begin and then turn off your monitor. Turn it off. Just start typing. It's a neat trick to help you relax and stop editing and writing simultaneously - because editing is the death of creative writing. It doesn't have to be perfect. You can go back later and fix whatever you feel needs fixing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/03/2006 12:33 PM  

  • Cap, that's a neat idea. I'll definitely try it....hopefully I start out with my fingers on the right keys. It would suck to turn on the monitor and try to decipher the jumbles of letters :)

    By Blogger Shannon, at 11/03/2006 12:45 PM  

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