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06 August 2011 @ 03:50 pm
a novel in five weeks  

I have accepted desperance/Chaz’s challenge, and will be writing a novel in five weeks.

Chaz is already ahead; he has 15K of an 80K novel written, and I have, um. Five or ten hand-written pages of a 60K novel written. More alarmingly, I have a Walker Papers proposal and a short story to do, both of which really need to be done before the novel. BUT I SHALL NOT DESPAIR.

What I shall despair over, just a little perhaps, is the discovery that the lullaby I’d been planning to base this book on (what, don’t normal people do that?) is actually Irish, which suggests the story should be vaguely Irish rather than vaguely Phoenician. In the end I will probably not actually let this bother me, but it’s kind of annoying. :)

Anyway, we start Monday. Rev your engines.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
desperancedesperance on August 6th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure the vague Irish were vaguely Phoenician first. Those Phoenicians got everywhere, vaguely...

Also, suricattus wants to join in. I suspect this is not a case where slow and steady wins the race; those meerkats are quick and scampery...
Laura Anne Gilman: meerkat coffeesuricattus on August 6th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
*looks innocent, grooms ear, scampers*
Laura Anne Gilman: meerkat coffeesuricattus on August 6th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Of course, now I feel as though I've totally butted in. But am going to do it, anyway.
kitmizkit on August 6th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
No, no, not at all. The more the merrier!
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on August 6th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
There's some evidence that trade from Carthage reached Ireland, so you could just pretend that it's cultural borrowing.
kitmizkit on August 6th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Yes. Yes, that's it!
Michellemsagara on August 6th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
I love it when my friends lose their minds publicly on the internet :D :D :D

Oh, wait. I mean, go you!
kitmizkit on August 6th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
*like* :)
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kitmizkit on August 6th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
You should definitely join in. :)
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kitmizkit on August 6th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'd call the hope of writing a ton the win, yeah. :)
candychic125candychic125 on August 6th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
You can do it!
angharaanghara on August 6th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
so what does the winner GET?! (because I'm starting out on something new... but... but ... it just isn't FAIR, I haven't even begun yet and other people have 15K written... I can't HOPE to catch up...)
kitmizkit on August 7th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
I think really what we all get is at least a significant chunk of book written, but if there are going to be like six or seven of us doing it (and it looks like there are!) maybe we SHOULD award a prize!

And I'm right there with you on the not hoping to catch up, but by gum we can TRY! Right? :)
mikaela_lmikaela_l on August 8th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Sounds fun! I guess this means a lot of mornings in the war room :)
kitmizkit on August 8th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
If the baby will cooperate. o.O