Saturday, 19 November 2011

in the winner's enclosure ...

Well ... it has no title so don't bother asking, it has not much of a plot so don't bother asking ... but I passed the 50,000 word mark this morning at about eleven o'clock. It has lots of lovely happy people living quite contented ordinary lives, there was very little conflict or upset. I said to Dunk that you would only really like to read it if they were your best friends, but otherwise it's very dull. Creature insisted I had to make something bad happen or kill someone. So I did. It made the last few of thousand words fly by, so it was worth the sacrifice.

Creature and I went to the library a couple of nights ago and she picked up a book that was in the wrong place and went to put it back. I opened it at random and began reading, and to my delight/horror I find that I write just like Josephine Cox, so I plan on taking it up professionally since according to her (very brief) wikipedia page she sells a million books a year.
I ended up working in the bedroom and the desk looks very sparse as the treats have been thin on the ground, apart from the endless supply of tea that Dunk has bought me over the last fortnight. The story is not done, in fact I am resisting writing the closing scene and am currently going back to fill in a few of the gaps. The story is all over the place and my biggest task is to make a timeline and ensure that everyone ages at the same rate and people don't talk about stuff that hasn't happened yet. But over at NaNoWriMo they don't mind if it's rubbish, I still get to order my t-shirt.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! I shall pass the 50K today but woke this morning with all my characters laying lifelss on the floor, grey and stupid, and no end in sight to the story. So it's been an uphill climb because I am determined to get some sort of beginning/middle/end out of it before 30th November. ...

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  2. Woohoo! the Tshirt makes it all worthwhile. ;-)

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  3. WOW MARTINE!!!! What an achievement - I am so impressed! You can start working on it soon to turn it into what you want!!! Congratulations!

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  4. WELL DONE YOU!!!!!!

    Enjoy your t-shirt!! Yay! take care
    x

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  5. Sorry. I just had to edit the WikiDrivel (see cartoon right ;-) and remove the "sells a million books a year" claim. She is now a vague "best seller".

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  6. now you've fixed it will you come to bed:-)
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  7. Yay! well done! I've been keeping an eye on your stats bars growing throughout the month. I heart the stats page :)

    I hit the 50k last week but my story is still only about 60% finished so I'm plodding on - my goal is to finish the story by the end of November, which will probably be about 110k at this rate) -- I'm not sure I'll do it but it'll be close to it's worth continuing. I'm still feeling a bit love/hate towards it but I just want to finish the darn thing :)

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