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November 10th, 2008 (01:02 am)
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Oh God, I don't know how I feel about NaNo other than it's seriously hurting my brain today. As much as I'd like to keep going, writing ~4k has reduced me to a gibbering mass. ^^; During the day, I spent ~15 mins tracking down a word because I couldn't spell it right. >.<; And I'm constantly reaching for the dictionary to double check that words do mean what I think they mean, or what I'm thinking really is what I'm wanting to write. ^^;


I think the worst thing so far about this NaNo is that it wants to write itself at 5AM! Talk about an ungodly hour! Sadly, it's very effective at getting me to work too. >.<;; However, even I have to admit, trying to write in the dark with a fountain pen simply *isn't* very practical. I eventually gave up on that this morning and turned on the computer, so the ideas got on page, but when I checked my notebook later on, it had some very intriguing chicken scratches on it. Some of them even formed words. Obviously, I wasn't holding the pen right. Next time, I'll have to remember to leave a regular gel pen by the bed! *laughs*

Looking at my outline, I'm not even 1/4 of the way through yet. In terms of story, beyond the 2 week jump from the initial scene, ~4 hours have passed?? *sigh* ~12.5k / 37 pages so far with a projected total of ~150 pages to reach 50k. I also still have two transitions to fix at some point. (No tumbleweeds going through my NaNo yet though, so I'm still in better shape than last year. :P )


I'd hoped to do more translating tonight if I reached 12k, but...... quite frankly my brain's too far gone to do much more. Hopefully I can finish the scene I'm working on at the moment, but even that's unlikely now. >.<;;

Good luck with your NaNo's everyone!


Mai finally regains consciousness after taking a bad spill down the stairs. Naru's in the room with her, but she doesn't recognise him:

"What's your name?"

"Eh? Taniyama Mai."

"Occupation?"

"......I'm a student--third year of high school."

"What's the last thing you remember?"

"Talking with you."

"......What's the last thing you remember before waking up in the hospital?"


*splat* Shadow's down for the night.

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Posted by: Kristian Järventaus (naitsirk)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

I'm this close to giving up.

URGE

TO REWRITE


RYE

SING

god I should just tough it out to 50k, then rewrite it.

GOOD LUCK SOLDIER ;_;

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)

Hang in there! No re-writing until *after* November's over. Believe me, I know the feeling well. I'm leaving little notes so I'll know what I want to do later to smooth things over / fill in plot holes, but that's it. ^_^

Good luck! You can do it! ^_^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Narcissistic face

Think about it this way: if you rewrite now, you'll lose the initial concept and you won't finish. Because rewriting means you come up with something new, inevitability, right? But if you come up with something completely new, then you've lost your original perspective and you'll flounder.

So, stuff the urge in a bottle and send it to sea. You can fish it back at 50K.

Good luck!

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
tea

Hang in there! *leaves tea & cookies*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)

*munches cookies*

*cries*

*has tea*

Here we go for another night... *determined*

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
tea

Hope it went well! *leaves more tea with cake this time*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 12th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)

Yum! Cake! ^o^

Hopefully I'll be caught up by the end of tonight and all that'll be left is to try to keep abreast of things if not to forge on ahead. :P So much stuff to fill in still and ideas keep getting washed down the drain because they come to me in the shower! >.<;; I'm going to start keeping a wax pencil in there if things don't work themselves out! >.<;;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 12th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
smartness

If your pesky cabana boy weren't missing, you could get him to take dictation while you're in the shower.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 12th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)

That's a very good point! I wonder what happened to that guy?? :P

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
GHOST HUNT

Just as long as the part of the head governing creativity doesn't fail ;)

GANBARRE!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)

*laughs* That parts still there (so far), so I just need to keep myself together. ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
You might have a head-- not sure about a mind, however
Harmony--Ghost Hunt

Well, at least your novel is letting you sleep. Mine plagues me at night and doesn't let me sleep.

No tumbleweed is good, however. ^_^

Keep at it!

*leaves chocolate hazelnut tea and chocolate chip cookies* BTW-- I think I saw your mind hanging out somewhere near your other journal. =P

Edited at 2008-11-10 09:39 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: You might have a head-- not sure about a mind, however

Sleep is good. Lack of sleep sucks big time. I've had to nap because I was too dead to continue. ^^;

Ah, is that where that one went? I've been feeling kinda empty headed or something... :P

Good luck with yours! (At least you're ahead! >.<;; )

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