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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!