Oh, I scared the sweet patootie when I came downstairs at 7 o'clock this morning.
"What are you doing up?" he asked.
"It's Nov. 1st - I start NaNo this morning. If you read my blog instead of just relying on me to tell you what I'm up to we could avoid all this needless chitchat." OK, I didn't quite say that but sort of. I mean, I am a FICTION writer. He laughed and said it would take some getting used to - me being up so early. I took offence. Before I met him I used to get up at 6 every morning. I would walk the dog and make my coffee. It isn't my fault he makes me coffee so I can stay all cozy in bed and read! It's his! But things will change around here.
I've already put in an hour and a half on my revision and I'm going to keep going for awhile too. I started writing a fake outline for my modern fairy-tale yesterday and I'll spend some more time on it too. Who knows? And I have two more stories to write for the farm series which I will send off this afternoon. All 8 that is and wait to hear how they want them changed. So a real at home writing day. Yep.
By the by - have any of you seen the movie Winter's Bone? The SP and I watched it last night. I had to take Felix to yet another gathering in the far off suburbia where most of the kids from the high school live so I swung by the video place and picked up that movie and series two of The Wire. We watched Winter's Bone after we shut the front lights off. We weren't getting any more kids so we retired to the den (where I am now - sounds better than the rec room doesn't it?) and watched. It was amazingly good - dark and Gothic. Like an Ozarkian fairy-tale actually - or even one of Shakespeare's tragedy. I really liked it and it reminded me that a writer needs to really pile on the discouraging events for her protagonist. Make it impossible for them to do anything but react in a strong and somewhat bizarre way. Yep, that ole conflict! We'd be nothing without it.
oh all of you who are NaNo-ing please friend me - my name is Labanan.