Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 18

Is it over yet? I don't understand. I keep writing and writing and it's still not over. I am ready for it to be over.

I realized yesterday that in a good 80% of my story (and I'm being conservative here) my characters are sitting and talking. Or standing still and talking. Or sitting and thinking. Or lying flat on their backs in bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking*. Yesterday I did manage to get two characters to clink wineglasses, but that pretty much exhausted me and I had to go lie down in a dark room with a cold cloth on my forehead.

(Come to think of it, that last paragraph pretty much describes my life. I really need to get out more.)

Re-reading the official NaNoWriMo guide, "No Plot? No Problem!" recently, I found this little nugget in the sidebar.
Q: Can I quit now?
A: No, you cannot quit now.


p.s. 43,661 words as of last night. Yesterday was a 3500+ word day. No wonder I'm crabby. That's a lot of sitting around and talking.

1 comment:

  1. There's always taking a dump and talking or thinking. Have your characters done that yet?

    Or talking and having sex. Then one could say, For chrissakes, shut up and f*ck me!


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