Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sunday Scribbles LII

Hi chaps. As a few have noticed, I've not been posting my thrice-weekly musing of late. Sorry about that, but I won't be posting much for the next month or so, either.
I'm fulfilling my New Year's resolution: NaNoWriMo. That's shortspeak for (Inter)National Novel Writing Month.
The challenge is to write a novel in a month. November. Well, it'd be a short novel - between 30 and 50 thousand words. This has required a certain amount of preparation, and shallow thinking. As I've never been renowned for being a deep thinker, this is handy.
Anyway, I'm well into the job. As you can imagine, however, even writing a thousand words a day is a trying and tiring thing. Thankfully, for a good part of the day I usually have time to think and plan that day's writing.
And it's fun: the pressure of it is, anyway.
So that's what I'm upto. I'll try to post a blog or two during NaNoWriMo month, but shan't make any promises.
Oh - and I'm auditioning for a part in "Pride and Prejudice". No, not Mt Darcy, who is an insufferable creep anyway. It's the lovely Mr Bennett that I wanna be. Auditions aren't'til December 5: wish me well.
Love you all.
READING: Yes, I am reading. Did tyou think I'd give that up, too? may as well exoect me to stop breathing... anyway: "Dies The Fire", S.M. Stirling. Sort of SciFi / apocalyptic fable. Actually, it's working rather well.
LISTENING TO: "Stand Up", Jethro bTull.


  1. I had a look at that thing. I just couldn't! Glad that you will though. I believe you really CAN. Any chance you'll post it on your blog? Still mourning the loss of'Paper Heroes'!

  2. Phew! Glad you're okay. Was worried your fingers had dropped off, or you'd been crushed in a terrible bookcase-falling workplace accident. Love to you and Jenny, and good luck with the audition! x