Thursday, November 03, 2011

In Which Our Heroine Forgets to Read Her Own Blog Post

I made a little bit of progress on the NaNo story today.  85 words.  Which is really only about two paragraphs.  So it's minimal progress.  But I'll take what I can get.

Last night I went to bed with two characters in my head-- Ethan and Harry.  I don't really know anything about these guys yet, but I figure if I stick with it I'll get to know them this month.  And then I woke up this morning with two paragraphs in my head about Mark and his bowel habits.  Who Mark is, what his relationship to Ethan and Harry is, and why he (or I) think anyone cares about his bowel habits is completely beyond me.  But I'm going with it.  hur.

I think, and I could be totally wrong here but it seems about right, that Mark is a bit of a Sheldonesque character.  (From The Big Bang Theory)  And I think that Ethan and Harry come in and disrupt his life in ways large and small.  In fact, I think Ethan and Harry are sort of modern day Gandalfs, and Mark is Bilbo, and the story is going to end up being a riff on The Hobbit.  Ethan and Harry drag Mark along with them on a Big Gay Adventure.

Hmm.  Ideas are churning.  This is good.  I'm supposed to be getting ready for my mom's Mary Kay Holiday Open House that starts on Friday (I have a few hand knit things that I'm putting out), but I may spend the day putting together a collage and soundtrack instead.  If I'm lucky I may even add another 85 words to my story.  At this rate I should hit the 50,000 word mark on June 13, 2013.

In goofy news, I was very proud of a new In Which statement that I came up with this morning, and I mentioned it in a comment on the last post.  And then I went back and re-read the post and discovered that I'd put it in the body of the post when I wrote it yesterday, and then promptly forgot it.  Because that is how my brain works.  (Julie's smooth brain has nothin' on me.)

So that's my progress so far.  And now, I think my sleeping pill is finally kicking in, so I'm going to post this and then go to bed.

'Night All!


  1. Anonymous4:40 AM

    In which our heroine is highly entertaining!
    (Should we arm wrestle for the title of Smoothest Brain or would we just forget who won?)

  2. Oh I can come up with story starters. But then they just sit there looking at me pleading for me to let them go to someone who can actually use them. I'm an excellent cook, I'm doing a great job mothering, I'm reasonably good at line editing and critiquing, but I really can't plot or even create a scene in which characters actually act. (There you go! Another in which!)

    And if you've read any of Diva's recent posts, you know it really IS all about the poop.
    A riff on the Hobbit? Can I read it when you're done? Please?

  3. Sounds like it's going to be fun! Though, I do think you need a few In Which Trouble Ensues, and In Which Things Get Worse, just to switch it up a bit. :)

  4. I could dig a big gay adventure riff on the hobbit. and speaking of poop (this is me after all) sp is going to supppository city tomorrow if there's no progress. i just thought everyone was probably dying to know that. so trust me, we don't mind reading about bowel habits! they are important!


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