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27 November 2010 @ 02:50 pm
The Saturday Writer-Spam Post!  
Oh, what I wouldn't do for a) an OUTLINE, b) having done ACTUAL RESEARCH, c) not having wasted most of November in a depressive fog!

My novel is seriously begging for some science right now. Or at least for me to spend twenty minutes looking at a map of Mars so I could give real names rather than typing in [random canyon!] and [crater-thing!], etc. Sweet, sweet editing: I am looking forward to you!

34021 / 50000 (68.04%)

At 6 pm tonight I'm going to a Portland NaNo event called The Soiree of Furious Typing, which lasts until midnight! Hopefully it will involve some legit furious typing, because as much as I love a party, I am still hurtling myself in the vague direction of the finish line over here. I'll update this post after 35K!

3:47 pm:
35308 / 50000 (70.62%)

I am now less than 10,000 words behind where I should be, if I were "pacing"! :) This is EPIC. I've also introduced... hmm, possibly everyone! *checks* Yes! Everyone has at least been mentioned in passing. They probably all need work, because I'm in race to the finish and it's okay if the voices are a little wobbly mode. In other news, I want a muffin, which I don't have.

8:25 pm:
38005 / 50000 (76.01%)

Over 75%, y'all! I'm at the Furious Typing Soiree, and I don't even know what I'm furiously typing anymore. ;) This whole section is flagged for overhaul. I might get a muffin, though! Come on, 40K!
feel: determineddetermined
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Little Red: trek - ani crazy pills - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
I AM CHASING YOUUUUUuuuuUuuuu *walks into walls*
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on November 27th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Hee. Your post is on top of this one on my page. http://community.livejournal.com/sf_women_daily/47390.html

Little Red: trek - happy trill - celestialwillowmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
YAYY! I have been writing about her! Her POV section is coming up... sooner or later. Hopefully. *prods novel*
georgie: booksgeorgierae on November 28th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
I've also introduced... hmm, possibly everyone! *checks* Yes! Everyone has at least been mentioned in passing.

That's always a good sign :)
Little Red: ares - marsmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
OMG, I am 75% of the way through my nano count! And... they are still on Earth, like two years away from launch. WTF?

I think I will recast this not as a pilot but as a "pre-show" novel that will come out after everybody already loves my Mars series, or something. ;)
georgie: Shaun - you've got red on yougeorgierae on November 28th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
YES!!! 75% is almost 100% (well it is when you're rubbish at maths lolol)

Also? the first episode will have views going "WTF? What's going on? What? There's a book that explains everything? GIMME!" which will be excellent news for your pre-show novel :D

Sometimes I make so much sense it hurts me.

AthenaKTTathenaktt on November 28th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
If those writ-ins are anything like the ones I go to. You'll have 30-60 minutes word wars were people managed to type a buttload of words. One girl today wrote 2000 words in 30 minutes! How is that possible?!

Also if it makes you feel better I haven't named any of my mountains, I have one called Mount "Really Tall Mountain". and "King With Angry Eyebrows"! lol
Little Red: peanuts - rejection slips - alivicwilmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Holy CRAP! We had a word war tourney with 10-minute writing bouts. I only got to the second round, but I thought 496 words in 10 minutes was pretty respectable. Less respectable if I note that the words are mostly Cara musing about her schizophrenic mother in the middle of a staff meeting. IDK!
anranr on November 28th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
*waves pompoms* Go LR!!
Little Red: trek - ani headdesk - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
YAYYYY!! <3 <3 *arms fall off*
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Little Redmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Hahaha, not sure how you can do that when I'm paddling along behind you in a pedal-boat shaped like a duck (or whatever), but yay!

OMG, I'm losing my MIND.
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Writingjoyfulfeather on November 28th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Ahhh, yay! <3 That's awesome! Editing is where allll of the problems can be fixed. For now, words!

(OMG, how am I supposed to make my word count goal tonight when there's a giant football game on? ACK.)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)

Holy crap, the winner of our Word War tournament at this Portland event just typed over a thousand words in ten minutes. O.O I can do that in 45?
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Writingjoyfulfeather on November 28th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
I NEED TO WRITE OH GOD. Gotta get at least another thousand before I go to bed! And I can't do that in ten minutes! O.O I'm not even sure I can do it in 45!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
You can do a lot when you get into a groove, and that groove involves having no attachment to readability or quality or people's established characteristics. Really!
fyca: NaNo2006 got plot?fyca on November 28th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Yay you!! Keep writing! I'm going to attack my NaNo again as soon as I catch up on four day's of LJ.
Little Red: ares - marsmylittleredgirl on November 28th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
OH GOD. 39,432. I had to take a break for internet and hot cocoa because I finished Cara's thoroughly cracked-out section (it's like the Cara Demetriades Calendar of Crazy), and I need a new voice for Diana.

Also, you can tell I live in fandom, because as I write ANY TWO CHARACTERS talking to each other I'm like "are they being shippy? I don't want them to be shippy! goddamn it, somebody will totally see slash in this. OH WELL."

Day 27. Still on Earth. WTF.
fyca: DRR giddy lovefyca on November 28th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Day 27 and it's only frickin 2004. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE 2011. I HAD AN OUTLINE. DAMMIT!!

I can't wait to read more about Cara!

And OMG you're almost at 40,000!!

I need more AG icons...