Friday, November 2nd, 2007 • No Comments on Out of the Gate and Into the Fray
It’s windy here tonight. I suppose that means another front is coming to bring some more cool air, which is good since we seemed to have used up all of the cool air from the last front. Today was positively warm.
The wind in the trees behind my house almost sounds like the ocean. Strange. Reminds me of being lulled to sleep by the waves in St.Thomas.
I had a roaring good start to NaNoWriMo today: 3552 words! I will not be able to sustain it and I almost guarantee that I won’t write half that much tomorrow, but I’m happy with the first day’s count. And no, Rose, it’s not Gregory’s story. That one I’m still mulling in my brain and I need to do some research for it before I get immersed. I’m drafting scenes, though. I think that will be my beginning of the year book. It’s a book that needs a certain… pacing… that isn’t conducive to the frenzy that is NaNoWriMo.
To be true to the spirit of NaNoWriMo, I’m supposed to write the draft of a novel, not parts of several things, though I do have three files in my NaNoWriMo Project Folder. Ambitious, aren’t I? Gregory’s story (the working title is Gray Matter) is in there, as is a novella currently titled Honeysuckle. But what I’m working on now is a novel titled Dream Weaver that is a blend of genres—paranormal, erotica, romance and mystery. Who the heck knows how it will turn out, but I have whole chunks already plotted out in my head, so it feels like the kind of story I can write in a frenzy. We’ll see how it goes.
Shanna pointed out the complicated nature of adding writing buddies to your NaNoWriMo page. I thought it was just me. However, per her instructions, if you click HERE, you should be able to add me as a buddy (if you’re so inclined). It doesn’t seem like I know as many people participating this year as I have in years’ past, but maybe they just haven’t announced their intentions yet. So, give me a shout if you’re out there. I’m a terrific cheerleader (especially when I’m procrastinating from my own writing).