October 31, 2005


National Novel Writing Month.

I know of two friends who're going for it (and/or the variation thereof), and I've been poking the idea with a stick. It hasn't jumped up and bit me yet, but it's not fully awakened yet either. We shall see.

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1 I had a full-on panic this morning, thinking it started today. Because I have no opening scene. None. I have no idea where to start because I would just rather write in my journal about things that are real.

But alas, I have a day to mull things over and get inspired. I hope the muse visits us all. I mean, how often is one encouraged to ramble at length? I think this mad dash is more of a stress relief than a stressor. Good luck, and you're in good company!

Posted by: dawn at October 31, 2005 08:25 AM (Dh1V0)

2 Now there's an idea. I'd love to read your journal. *ducks* LOL

Posted by: Ted at October 31, 2005 08:54 AM (blNMI)

3 Hey Ted,

I'm giving it a go this year. I did some pre-plotting this year; I have titles for about 10 chapters, a couple of character sketches, and some rough scraps of dialogue that I am pulling together.

However, Buckethead and I both got Civ IV a few days ago, and are considering starting an online multiplayer game, so our word counts may fall short of the 50,000 goal.

Posted by: JohnL at October 31, 2005 02:50 PM (YVul2)

4 I created a little bit of family tension this weekend. My mom came out from Ohio to spend time with her grandson. I figured, hey! What better opportunity to play Civ IV? Mrs. Buckethead did not agree. At all, really. So we went to see Wallace and Grommit, and did a bunch of other stuff.

So I stayed up til three or four in the morning Friday night, Saturday night, last night... and now I'm tatered.

I need to resist the call of Civ IV... Must resist... But I've got the Germans up against the wall, and the Egyptians are getting uppity... Oh crap.

Writing will be difficult. Damn Sid Meiers!

Posted by: buckethead at October 31, 2005 04:51 PM (ztNrs)

5 The first Sid Meiers game I played was something on the Atari 800 - split screen - you in your F86 Super Sabre vs Migs. I spent hours shooting down commies.

Posted by: Ted at October 31, 2005 06:41 PM (+OVgL)

6 JohnL, you are waaay ahead of me on this. I might just start writing and see where it takes me, because I wasn't even considering this a week ago.

Posted by: Ted at October 31, 2005 06:42 PM (+OVgL)

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