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December 4th, 2005

(no subject) @ 09:19 am


I'm actually all set to go out of town this week. Almost everything's packed, I have my boarding pass, I've checked the weather there (cold, at least to this adopted son of the South), and I got gas last week before I went to the airport, so the tank is nearly full. I did all my paperwork (especially my bill and my expense report) last night, so that's all taken care of.

A thought that came up in a conversation here earlier: Although I know that I didn't finish the NaNo novel this year, I'm thinking that it might be cool to make 2006 my NaNoWriYear. In other words, write the first draft of a short novel every month for a year. I've had so many false starts that I could take all of the ideas that I've had, started and haven't gone anywhere and just get them written. It might be tough to finish in February, but hey, February sucks, anyway. Maybe break the year into 4 week periods and do 13 of them. Or take off the period before November and do NaNo that month. I haven't worked out the details yet.
 
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From:majkia
Date:December 4th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
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I've always been of the school that says write something every day. Doesn't have to be much, but a paragraph or two every day keeps the story in your mind and keeps it more immediate.

I'm surprised I've been able to do nano both years I've entered. This year in particular I was anxious that I could keep up the pace, the muse being highly subject to bouts of perverse stubborness, much like her person.

Granted I don't always actually write something every day, but I do try to at least look at what I'm working on, maybe do some research, in order to remind the muse she's got a job and she'd better get kicking...
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From:john_holton
Date:December 4th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm not a great believer in muses. I am starting to believe in the value of getting off of my own ass and getting things done, both in the work arena and in the writing arena. I'm looking for less of a spiritual experience and more of a boot camp one. Perhaps my muse is a Gunnery Sergeant, or at least should be.
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From:majkia
Date:December 5th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC)
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Hah! That would make a good quiz. What/Who is your muse?

I'm not sure what mine is but she's no Fairy Godmother - or at least not Glenda, I can tell you that.

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...