12 October 2007

This is REALLY weird

So here I am -- out of town at a professional training conference and I HAVE THE HOTEL ROOM TO MYSELF.

No requests for snacks every 5 minutes from Ms. Five. No constant demands for attention from Ms. Baby. No grousing from The Husband about how much everything costs here in the middle of the Big City.

In other words, it's QUIET.

Like I said: REALLY weird.

03 October 2007

NaNo, NO! ...well, maybe...

Still debating doing NaNo.

I think doing random chapters related to other novels would be a bad idea, though. Well, not bad in and of itself, but certainly doomed to failure as a NaNo project. The key to succeeding at NaNo is momentum and casually drifting from one project to another ain't gonna cut it.

So to hell with that idea. And maybe to hell with NaNo.

Right. And this would be the '...well, maybe...' part.

See, I have this couple of characters from Novel #1. And I'd really like to know what they think they're doing there. They're interesting characters ('cuz they're women and they kick ass) - all the more so because one of them won't let me in her head, but she keeps doing these random things that I KNOW are important but I haven't had the time to figure out what her story is, what exactly she's really after or whose side she's actually on.

And isn't NaNo the perfect vehicle for finding out shit like that? Of course it is.

Of course, 'what do you think you're doing here, you mysterious character, you' is not exactly what you'd call a plot.