November 4th, 2004

nanowrimo, nanowrimo 2007

Progress

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8,027 / 100,000
(8.0%)


Embarrassments are proceeding apace. I've been bouncing random weird ideas off late-night IM with amberfox and quillismightier as well, from time to time.

Plot is filling in the holes between the embarrassments, as was my cunning plan. I only created Richard as a foil for Ben. How was I to know that he'd start taking up love interest moments? Also, wardrobe malfunctions are funnier when they happen to other people.

The embarrassment thing is spreading -- it's not only our two principles who get it, but those surrounding them as well. Heh.

I'd hoped to be at 15,000 by now, but that's what days off are for. And I'm plotting to get to 12,000 by tomorrow sometime, where tomorrow == bedtime Thursday night, or maybe higher than that. 20,000, we are to hope. Word-crunching machine!
  • Current Music
    "Satan Is My Motor" by Cake
multiple user

I'm selfish enough to want to keep most of the creative process in my own space.

Thus, I report here, instead of elsewhere, that Beatrice is the first female protagonist of mine I've run into (in the past ten or so years) who was definitively straight. Rose is not straight and she knows it. Alia was fairly sexually undefined until she ran into her mate, who just so happened to be female. Beatrice is heterosexual, and won't ever fall for a girl, though some may hit on her (and embarrass her terribly, because that's the way of things).

It's odd, what we know, going into our characters' heads.

Beatrice is overlapping with rosalynde some in my headspace. Odd, that.

Now, I need sleep, before I crash out from sheer crashiness, and so I can get some sleep before freshstartwrite. I hope by the time we start up there, I'll have my 15,000-20,000. It may be a vain hope, but, I've written similar chunks before. I have lots of this in my head, and I just want to get the headspace right, you know?

I can't find Beatrice in the Before, nor Ben, but that's OK, because their templates are from the past. Harry's in the Before, unfortunately. So's Richard, I think. And Marianne.

There's a lot of Korman in this book. Imagine Gordon Korman, only with fouler language, and more adult situations. Gods.

Random trivia: Chickens do not have real butt-cheeks. They have a sort of unibutt. This is in no way related to the book, but it is a bit of interesting trivia, if one is interested in knowing about birds.
  • Current Music
    "They'll Need a Crane" by They Might Be Giants
x-files, without you, freaky shit, Mulder

"It's just that the time was wrong."

I think I've gone all fey; I went in scared of expressing myself as myself some years ago, and came out the other side with a simple general idea with a more complex implementation: What do you care what other people think? That was the principle I was raised on.

I'm pagan. I'm bisexual. I'm polyamorous. I'm multiple. I'm a writer. I'm a reader of slash fanfic. I've helped raise a child from age four to age eight.

(Incidentally, I think I've effectively communicated my anger and disgust for leaders that lie and wars based on lies to that child. "I'm mad that George W. Bush got elected for President again, because I think he does a bad job at being President. One of the reasons that he does a bad job at being President was because he lied, and now we're in a war because he lied. If we were in a war for some other reason, I would still be upset there was a war, but since he lied to get us in this war, that makes me really mad. I was hoping that John Kerry would get elected for President, because I think he would do a better job than George W. Bush. There are other people who would probably do the job better than John Kerry, but John Kerry had the best chance of beating George W. Bush." )

I know other people around me are starting to get afraid of breathing, starting to go underground, starting to cave to the fear of McCarthy-esque witch hunts. I'm not afraid of that. It's not the 'not-afraid' of 'I do not think this could happen', it's the not-afraid that says, "I would bet on my stubbornness and the like to withstand anything that could be thrown against me".

Live out loud. If you paint yourself gray to match the wallpaper if it's not a matter of true survival, you're letting them win.
  • Current Music
    "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits - Musicmatch Jukebox
running, bomb tech

When new characters attack

So Harry pops in, and is quickly assigned to the role of obnoxious minor antagonist without portfolio.

Then he gets upgraded to 'love interest of secondary character'.

Argh.

I was still giggling over what an absolute dork he is when Sally attacked, and by the time she was through with Beatrice after the food fight, a Worst Possible Thing had happened. Argh?

(He's a minor antagonist because, in this case, the protagonists' worst antagonists are each other, and themselves.)