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October 25, 2010

Okay, I said I was gonna do this and I mean to hold myself to it.  Granted, I want to do it every day but that’s going to take some discipline on my part.  I’m not good at discipline.  No matter what my oldest boy may think sometimes.


With NaNo coming up (a week from today — EEEEK!) I’ve been going through my yearly literary existential crisis where I’ve decided — months ago — what novel I would halfway do during November and then my brain decides to start throwing one or two other of my better ideas into the mix.


It goes something like this:

Me:  I’m definitely going to do this novel about the effects of infidelity or even the suspicion of same on a relationship.  Now I have a few months for it to percolate before I need to get down to a pseudo outline.  (Yes, I do sometimes actually speak like this.  Shut up.)

Brain:  Are you thinking what I’m thinking, Pinky?  (Oops…wrong Brain.)

My brain:  Yeah, that one’d be good.  But what about that awesome fantasy novel with all the interesting archetypes?

Me:  Shut up.  I’m going to figure out what each chapter of this infidelity novel needs to accomplish then I can pants it during NaNo.

My brain:  Yeah.  Or you could do the cool telekinesis one with the car engineer guy.

Me:  Shut the fuck up, you gray blob of distracting shit!  I’m going to do the infidelity novel that I already decided on months ago.  Or the telekinesis one.  Or the fantasy.  Or the one with the creepy dolls.  Shit.


So, yeah, my brain fights me even when it’s not pounding me with the writer’s block.  I win, though, because I’m doing the novel I have temporarily named The Sum Of All Tears.  Take that, brain.


Also, I’m probably going to give the new beta of Scrivener for Windows that I downloaded today a whirl during Nano.  If it lives up to the hype I may even buy it.  I haven’t really played with it yet but I plan to.  May even give it a bit of a review right here at some point in December.


Also also, if anyone wants to laugh at my vain attempt at NaNo (and give it a try yourself) I’m “tmacy” on there.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2010 10:53 pm

    Clearly you need to mash together 2 of those ideas into one. Fantasy novel with the effects of infidelity. Or not. Wait, isn’t that what King Arthur was all about?

  2. November 24, 2010 3:14 pm

    oprah also makes some good book reviews, i always wait for the book reviews of oprah *~;

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