Nov. 3rd, 2006 12:52 am
mi_guida: (toast disease)
I'm just plain incompetent.

Trying to put marmite on bread, I threw some across my desk. Once I got it spread, I lifted it up to eat, but a blob I hadn't noticed dropped off the crust onto my shoulder. Holding the bread in my hand, I attempted to lick the marmite off whilst pouring tea with the other hand....

The tea was fine, but I now have marmite on my desk, my shoulder... and on my nose.

I sincerely hope no one is spying on me in here, or they're going to wonder what on earth I'm doing.

In other news, now up to 7098 for NaNo. And I have many plot plans left, huzzah - and new characters cropping up left right and centre. One place I'd planned to leave behind when we left, I'm clearly going to have to come back to sporadically, they're busy insurrectioning and creating a sub-plot, bless them.

Er, clucky over my characters? Me? No... I can't write, remember?

Edit: 03:12 Words now 7854. I am going to sleep, honest.

Edit: 03:25 8027. Bed, damn me...

mi_guida: (Default)
I really am doing NaNo this year. This appears to be unmitigated insanity - I'm trying to do applications and law at the same time, for goodness sake!

More to the point - I still maintain that I can't write. Up until January of this year, I wrote nothing except academic work and my diary - even creative writing in school only happened under extreme duress and it was awful. I never had ideas, I never knew what to write, and the primary school stories invariably ended up with a rather implausible situation ... "and then they/I/he/she/it woke up, and it was all a dream."

I knew various people were doing this - then, in a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] black_eyedgirl on the 31st, she challenged me to find an idea. She sent me as a joke to the Online Fantasy Plot Generator, which I poked several times... and then I saw something, and put it into a Word document, and over the next two hours ripped it to shreds and built a whole story. There's plot, and characters who have names, damn it!

And now I've started writing it, and last night produced 4463 words - on top of 8 fiches d'arrets, and a 2000 words French case commentary and all the rest of it - and then there were more characters, and there was description, and there was plot that went places, and I know exactly where the next 10,000 odd words are going - barely any way into the whole story, that's where, but there's an awful lot going to happen.

So, yes. See? I can't write....

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,463 / 50,000
mi_guida: (reading)
But here is justification from Neil Gaiman that the writer can put themselves in their own work. )

I probably wouldn't be so excited about this (not that I am desperately excited, but still) had I not just slept in very late after writing till stupid-o-clock last night (after I said I'd go to bed and couldn't sleep) and this was my first look online after only half a mug of tea. Dangerous.

Anyway, some of you might be interested.


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