Saturday, 15 November 2008

When Dead Folk Turn Up

I’ve scraped my words over the 30,000 mark with commas dangling from the rafters, with questions left unpunctuated, passive sentences lying like doorstops, and adjectives sneaking in at every available opportunity, and now a couple of zombies just bit the leading actress in Part Three: (The man with) One Yellow Shoe.

This isn’t a zombie book. I mean it’s kind of heading towards the apocalypse so in all fairness a few dead folk may or may not rise at the end, but they certainly should not be making an appearance at the 30,000 word mark; and they should not be running around the set of The Breakfast Club interacting with the actors. Poor Harvey Cadell has enough to deal with; it’s not good for a heart that’s a little bit yellow. But it’s okay, I’ve let him sit down a second to have a cup of coffee in the Whistle Stop Cafe.

17 comments:

katey said...

Oh god, that sounds like way too much fun.

they should not be running around the set of The Breakfast Club interacting with the actors.
Now that you mention it, maybe they should...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Yeah, but they want to bite Anthony Michael Hall when any clear thinking zombie would be chasing Emilio Estevez around the basketball court.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I love it. congrats, you are kicking some serious butt in your project. My progress is on hiatus for the weekend.

Catherine J Gardner said...

And a well deserved break that is. Enjoy your weekend, Jamie. A word filled Monday is just around the corner. :) It's getting on for six o'clock in the evening here and I may give myself a break any minute now...

Brenda said...

Great job! My goodness your fingers are smoking...grin...

I personally like the bad boy...Judd Nelson...yummy...grin...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ah, to go back to the good old days of the Brat Pack and John Hughes movies. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

I always liked The Breakfast Club, but now that I think about it, it really needed some zombies.

I am truly in awe of your wordcount. I managed to scrape up about 900 words yesterday but it was like pulling teeth. In a bad way.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I tried writing this weekend and it didn't work out so well. My word count will be lingering around thirty until Monday!

Catherine J Gardner said...

KC, my folk were giving me trouble yesterday too. I think that's how come the zombies crept in.

Ah, but you're ahead of the game anyway Natalie, so a rest is well deserved. :)

Erik Smetana said...

To quote myself (Really, I don't have an ego, really. No really.), "Zombies make everything better, well everything other than a zombie attack, more zombies then just ruin your chances of survival."

Catherine J Gardner said...

You should quote yourself often. :)

Kim Kasch said...

I love scary books and I love zombie movies - so this sounds good to me, even if it's not really a zombie book.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Not only is it not really a zombie book it's also not very scary at the moment. Maybe I'm just difficult to frighten - I hope so. :)

Carrie Harris said...

Every book should have a zombie appearance. Every single one. Can't you think of how much better Cat in the Hat would be with zombies?

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, when NaNo is done, I'm going to watch loads of ordinary movies and imagine zombies invading the set. :)

Bobbie Metevier said...

This sounds like a charming story. Even your description is rich on detail . . .

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheers, Bobbie. :)