Thursday, November 15, 2007

A change in direction

The more I think about it, the more I realise I have to write a fairy tale for my Nano novel this year. Something about New Zealand and Ireland, the Celts meet the Maoris sort of thing, maybe Neil Gaimen-esque. I don't know, it is calling to me but I can't quite put my finger on it. the scenery I am travelling through is too beautiful and much too magical to be the background for FBI agents and a evolutionist plot. I think the CYZ Files will be put on hold for the time being and I will start working on this new story. If all else fails, I'll just fictionalise my travels with the monster - that's allowed, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Disappointing Word Count

I did some word wars with Valpot on Monday but I haven't done any writing since. Feeling bored with my novel. I have no idea where it is going or how to rescue it. Ah well, I suppose it isn't the end of the world if I don't get NaNo done this year. :(

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Monster Blog

Check out my kiwi adventures with the monster on Inkpot and the Monster's Kiwi adventure!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Writing has been slow

This is turning out to be my worst NaNoWriMo ever - writing wise, that is. I haven't done anything in days. I almost killed myself sending off two books to different competitions, and I didn't even get them finished to my satisfaction. I thought I would get loads of writing done on the flights over to NZ, but what with eating, sleeping and watching tv I didn't have any time to write! The first night I wanted to do some writing, but they turned out the lights on the plane and everyone went to sleep! Anyway, now that I am more settled in I must get back to writing. I can't let down my perfect track record. I am really enjoying NZ so far. Christchurch is a lovely city, very quiet and peaceful. All the people we have met have been exceptionally friendly. I'm looking forward to the rest of the month.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Impossible site!

I've been trying for HOURS to log into NaNoWriMo, and the web page keeps on coming up as 'cannot find server'. Even when the main page does load, it times out again when I try to log in. It is absolutely infuriating. I can't update my word count, which is going to mess up my stats, and even worse - I can't check up on my buddies word counts! Today wasn't a good day for my writing anyway. I did lots of shopping for NZ with Pinky, which was great fun and tiring, but not conducive to the production of good literature (ha! as if I should even dare to call my novel that!). Had a lovely meal out with Valpot in the evening, and a Nodpot movie followed by a movie. Wish I could log in to NaNo. Why won't it let me in? WAAAAAAAA

Friday, November 2, 2007

Surprise Surprise

I am pleased with my writing for today. I have no idea where this book is going, but it is turning into a Dean Koontz, come Jeffery Deaver, come Lincoln Preston thriller with a healthy dash of the X Files, and that is all right with me. It is fun to write and I am interested to see what turns up next. I don't know a jot about what I am writing, which I'm sure is obvious, but at the moment I don't really care as long as I get my word count up. I want to be well up on words before I go to NZ, because writing will be difficult the first few days of travelling. I will have to catch some written words when I can, and it is much harder to write your daily quota when you don't have word count function!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

It has begun!

The 1st of November has arrived, and with it comes the start of National Novel Writing Month. I had a really busy day today so I didn't get writing until the evening. The bad thing about that is I was tired and had little time to get my word count in for the day. The good thing is I got to see what word count my buddies had and beat them! I am totally winging it this year. I am usually uber controlled about my writing, so this is a departure for me. I never got around to writing a plot summary, character outlines or doing research. I feel very adrift and it is frightening, but it is also good because I am seeing where my characters take me rather than guiding them along the path. Will a readable novel come out of it? I don't know. Will it be fun? I hope so. Tiring, scary fun, but fun.