Friday, 26 October 2007

Pre-Post Blues

Less than a week to go until NaNoWriMo starts. I have my title now - see the lovely word meter to the right -'Fractured Wings' - and though I don't have a plot as such - a y did this and x did that and y and x climbed over... I do have, on top of my basic apocalyptic theme, a good idea of a substantial theme running through it (it's something to do with the colour red and the horsemen - it's all very hush hush you know). I also have my characters in place and I know a little about them. First off the starting block is a Miss Rowan Drummond...

10 comments:

Angus Woodman said...

That's a solid title, you can't lose :) I'm suffering from some serious Nano title-envy all around.

And now I gotta figure out how to get a word meter on my site..

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Thanks Angus :)

Jennifer Gladen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I know-- less than a week! Wow! I have my story ideas together. In addition tot he normal pressure involving NaNo -- this is my first attempt to write a novel! :)

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Good luck with your first novel Jennifer - and what a kick-ass way to start with NaNo... Cate :)

Jon said...

Hey, good luck to you, too! I know that 60K is a pretty ambitious notion, particularly as I could be teaching 8-12 hours/ day for much of the month, but it honestly doesn't sound any scarier than 50K to me, and it makes me think that if the bar is kept that high I might surprise myself! Best of luck!

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twilightme said...

Thanks for stoppping by my blog too. What a surprise? I have a zillion questions as this my first NaNo, like How DO you get that word meter on your site? How did you find my blog? How would one find your profile over at NaNo? Would you be my buddy? Do I sound full of nervous energy? ph

Andrea said...

good luck to your nanawri mo novel. yes, the excitement is growing, six short days.

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Thanks for visiting Andrea & Twilight. Head over to zokutou for the word meter - it's very easy to get the code and add it to your blog. And to read other NaNo blogs head into the almighty Google and search under blog search... Cate :)

Cedric said...

Hey, thanks for the comment at my blog too.

You have a title. I don't have that. I do have some thin plot that will probably run out at about 25 000 words, though.

I was going to have a theme, but can't think of a cool one.

Kate Boddie said...

I applaude you people that can do NaNo. I would certainly go insane. Good luck on it nonetheless and thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate your comment!