Friday, October 19, 2007

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese Proverb
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Writing 50,000 words in 30 days has been on my mind a lot, especially the breakdown. It's Twelve and a half thousand words a week. That sounds like a large number of words to me. When it's broken down by day, it's about 1786 words per day. That seems do-able I think. This morning I started working an idea out in my head... and trying to decide when I will find time for these 1786 words in my daily schedule!
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My biggest concern there is that we have company coming for Baby Bear's blessing Oct 30-Nov 6. Both my mother and my mother-in-law will be here... and I may find it difficult to entertain and write my 1786. And if I skip the first week I'd never catch up.
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I think I'll head in the fantasy direction... romance and good verses evil included of course. I have to write something that I am actually interested in reading. Considering character names. I have a handful of good heroine names to choose from that I've created for my WoW characters, but no hero name list. My husband has a few interestingly named characters, but none that I adore. Clearly I have a some prep I can do.
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Are real writers banned from using emoticons? Does it show a lack of literary intelligence that sometimes I just feel like the only way I can express myself is with a little face made from a parethese and a colon? :)

1 comment:

Allie said...

I think you should take advantage of those people visiting--when else during the month of November will you have other people around to entertain your family for you while you write??

They should be overjoyed you are doing this novel in a month thing! They should be supportive! They should all they can to help you out while they are visiting! They should be taking your children out and about so you have peace and quiet! They should do their own laundry! Cook their own meals! Cook YOUR meals! Do YOUR laundry!

Um, no, I don't get any overnight visitors at my house at all. Why do you ask? ;-)