Saturday, December 1, 2012

Yep... I'm crazy

I haven't finished my NaNo novel, Between Paradise and Nowhere yet.  It's sitting at just over 54K and I figure I need to write between 15 and 20K more to reach the end.  But I'm not going to do that.

You see, yesterday I got picked by the awesome Cupid (of Cupid's Lit Connection) to be on her 'Write a Novel With Cupid' team.  The idea is that between December 1 and January 31, the team of writers all write a first draft.  Then we revise.

So instead of finishing my NaNo book, I'm diving right into my new shiny idea.  Which I'm super excited about.  I'm not 100% in love with my NaNo book - it's not my usual style or genre - but I am in love with Ozzy and his story.

It's a dark one (it wouldn't be mine if it wasn't) and the poor boy is going to get more beat up than any other character I've ever written.  I don't have a title for this one yet, so for the moment I'm calling it Virgin Amputee.  Or maybe just Ozzy...

So it looks like I'm going to be kind of busy for the next wee while.  I'm a little concerned about time because the kids are off school for 6 weeks from December 20th, and there's Christmas and a week at the beach house in there too.  I guess I'll have to take my laptop to the beach this year.

So the upshot here is, I may not get back to my regular blogging schedule again.  I'll try, but I can't promise.  There's this annoying thing called work too.  You know, that place you go every day so you have money to eat?  Yeah.  That.

How's your month looking?

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    1. Thanks... I think I need luck for this one.

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  2. Better to work on a project you're excited about!

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  3. Congrats on NaNo, and I know you'll do great on the next one too! Since Virgin Amputee sounds like a rather unlucky airline, I suggest we all just call it Ozzy. (I think you'll write 4 novels this year. WOW!) :-)

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    1. Is it four? I think only 3. Boyfriend was mostly written in 2011. Revised in 2012, but I don't know if that counts.

      But still... It's kind of impressive, right?

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  4. Wow how exciting you got picked to join in! Good luck with it. And written 3 books this year - I'm impressed!

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    1. Thanks! I'm feeling more than a little overwhelmed, but I'll work through it....

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