Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Writing Status

I'm doing NANO again, this time a rollicking story of chaos and mayhem that is turning out to be an absolute HOOT to write. I have 4,748 words so far, which is right on track for the first two days. As soon as the Nano people get their SITE working again, grr, I'm going to install a word tracker on this blog like I did last year, so you can keep track of my progress. Excerpts from this year's Nano will more than likely NOT appear here. One thing a Nano isn't is a well written, tightly woven story. It's more like a 150 page ramble, that, when you're done with it, you have to go back and untangle it and make sense out of it. Or some other mixed metaphor.

Aside from that, I still have The Shooter Vanished moldering on my hard drive waiting for me to revive it and make it sexy and perfect.

And, thirdly, I have about half of another novel done, but the trouble is that I don't know how that one ends, and I had to take about half of the plot out of it because it was in the wrong place. It's complicated. Anyway, that one is on hold.

Well, everything is on hold until Nano is done. Still, once Nano is complete, and I actually finish this novel, which will happen sometime after Nano, I will then have two complete novels under my belt, which is where they will stay until they are perfect and ready to emerge into the scary world of publishing.

In political news, I'm so glad we've decided to give the fire hose back to the arsonists, since the firefighters were doing such a lousy job.