My brain hurts

November 14, 2006

Ah, this novel writing thing is HARD. Actually if I manage to sit down and start to write and get an indea of where by flippin’ character is going or doing for a while then I am okay and I can get the words out onto the page. But she is being annoying and is giving me no clues as to what she wants or what she should do next and IT IS HARD. I am behind by about 2,000 words from where I want to be at the moment. Going to get cracking on it when I get in tonight but I still really do not know what she is going to do next.

I had a dream a couple of nights ago where I had been asleep and dreaming then woken up with lots of ideas. Scared that I would forget them I wrote them down in my dream. When I woke up for real I couldn’t remember them, neither had I actually written them down. I was gutted.

This is her horoscope for tomorrow:

You need to monitor your own level of self-indulgence today, for the sweet tastes of pleasure are tempting you to set aside your obligations to follow your heart’s desire. You are not, however, required to turn down an opportunity to enjoy yourself. Just stay within your own limits so you don’t go overboard, only to regret your actions later.

Maybe that will give me some ideas.

The Jackal who is on my team heard about me doing it and has signed up too. I have been steadily ahead of him but he is catching up with me and THAT WILL NOT DO PEOPLE. He did just suggest that I add a dream sequence, but I have already done that. I am thinking of turning it into a recurring dream sequence. That would at least get the next 500 words on the page.

Today is Poosday. But *touches wood* today has not actually been that bad. In fact yesterday was a pain in the ass so I think the spirit of Poosday had leaked forward a day. probably something to do with the fact that I spent most of Sunday painting my room in my old flat so I could get my deposit back. So that was like work and therefore like Monday so yesterday became Tuesday.

I am making my own brain hurt now.


  • Reply kate November 14, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    i hate the writing process. it’s a bitch. hang in there. i’m proud of you.

  • Reply Anonymous November 14, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    I think The Jackal could be catching you up because he is doing it at work. That isn’t on really.

    Poosday was poo in the end. It just took me a while to realise it.

    Good luck. I like bizarre cameos in novels. Maybe an attractive gay man could enter and influence your lead in somehow. And then dissapear into the night…

    Thnk on!

  • Reply Anonymous November 15, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    yesterday, in the middle of what was quickly becoming a miserable day, i had an epiphany and said to myself, “it’s poosday. now it all makes sense.”

  • Reply Joie DeVivre November 16, 2006 at 4:31 am

    I think I missed the whole starting a novel thang … but I’m tres impressed! go you good thing. Let me know if you need any bad builder stories!

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