Friday, October 16, 2009


Another bout of insomnia. No big deal. I amuse myself by drinking red wine and perusing writings on the net. Camomile tea and soft music might be the better alternative here, but oh well.
Little Guy walks around my legs, tickling me with his fur. Morrison is on the couch arm, and decides to jump down and check the kitchen for food. I hear him crunching on the hard food, which I always leave down for them.

I've been pondering over this novel-in-a-month venture...Nanowrimo... trying to plot out my story, and get a feel for the main characters. It's nerve wracking, because when I think about it, no words come to mind, and I wonder if I will be totally blocked for this endeavor. There's no time to think about it once it comes, though, and quantity seems to be of the first order. Truthfully, if I ended up with 50K words of anything I'd be happy. Well, that's not true; I can do without thousands of words of crap.
I have an idea of the beginning of my story, and a scene I would like at the end. The middle I don't have mapped out fully, except for certain ideas of characters meeting, and a turn-around in the main characters life... that'll have to be okay, because I don't think I'll be working on this plotting stuff much more this month.

Seems some heat came up, as the radiators were hissing. Now it's a little too warm, so I opened a window. Surely it's not quite time for heat just yet. It's 41°F/5°C. I guess a little heat won't hurt. The wine is warming me too, I suppose.

Well, that's enough rambling for now. Hopefully sleep won't be far behind.


  1. I hope that you've managed to drift off by now, although a quiet night alone with a bottle of red and a cat slinking about your feet actually sounds quite nice.

    I know you'll do well at the Nanowrimo challenge, Myth. And who says a story has to be written completely from beginning to end? If you've got some solid parts in your mind, write them first and the rest will fill itself in as you get to know your characters better-- or may end up changing in ways you couldn't plot out before you 'knew them' so well.

    Either way, I'm excited for you. Good luck!

  2. so you have near on 300 words here and it took you how long to write five minutes maybe?

    Get the hint. Just let go of your conceptions and doubts and when the first day comes let your fingers hit the keyboard. the story need only have a beginning, middle and end. Coherence & clarity can come in December.

  3. The creation continues being pleasan.
    The work in itself may become the theme of the creation.
    An inconsistent design is assembled soon, and will have fantastic stories.
    I pray for your success.

  4. I am looking forward to your story! You should just start. Perhaps putting on paper, thereby giving the story "flesh" will get your ideas flowing. Make sure you keep your notebook handy. Ideas are likely to come at the most inconvenient times!

  5. wishing you a good weekend.

    camomill tea, my mother used that to wash her hair. Gave it a nice soft tone.

  6. I'm so glad I found this! I was toying with the idea of doing Nanowrimo this year--I haven't before--and even though I'm busy, I just might try it, just to see where it goes. I've found a few glimmers of ideas lately. They might be just the thing...

  7. I'm just here observing to let you know I'm here observing for no special reason other than fondness Barbie.....

  8. I'm praying for splendid inspiring welling up in you!!
    Thank you.

  9. Good luck to you, Barbara!
    I admire novelists. They're so prolific.
    Sleep is very important, so I hope
    you soon obtain relief. Have a nice Sunday!


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