Friday, November 28, 2008

Writer's Advanced Note

Some preemptive notes about the novel: 

+It is (as of now) not as nearly long as most others

+It is currently unfinished

+The ending is completely absurd. And I think, amazing. 

+It is about a boy and a girl who lives on opposite(ish) sides of the world. 

+There is a lot of sex and drugs. 

+There are bits and pieces of my real present life thrown in there. 

+It probably won't make a lot of sense. 

+I can't wait to finish it and read it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

pretentious and pop

I now have a tumblr and I like it a whole lot. Go there for eye candy and short snippets and lovely songs and inspiration and outside reading. I recommend that you get one too.

I've been posting there a lot recently because a. I just got one and anything that is new is exciting, and b. it is easier to manage, and c. I've been too fed up with novel writing to write much. But fear not, I'll be blogging about things I've tumblred, too. And writing lots more about it.

Pretty things goes there (and here too), but writing, mostly, stays here.

In the meantime:

Updates on the novel and regular posting soon. Promised.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

give us money, we are pretty

A customary diversion from the novel writing (which is, meh, minimally on track towards my 100K goal but failing as far as content goes. But I won't allow myself to think about that as that will only make this second week harder than it already is), tourism development plans and statistics, can someone do this with me sometimes, please? We can get dolled up in fancy clothes and stand in the middle of the subway station at Union Square. Sure, we might get stabbed. Or be kicked out by the legitimate homeless in a matter of minutes. More likely we'd just be totally ignored. But think of how much fun it could be...think of it as a psychology/sociology experiment.

Yeah, this novel is fucking with my brain.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


If I appear to disappear (or go insane) for the month, I apologize. 

I'm giving another go at NaNoWriMo, in which I attempt to write a full length (usually far too lengthy) novel in the month of November. I've done (and won) this a couple of times before, but I guess this is really the first time I'll be doing it while also trying to survive Writing the Essay and the rest of my classes, have a social left, and not die. I had a blog in which I blogged about the progress of my novel and everything in the past, but I'm not sure I want to subject you all to that this year. 

Most likely I'll just post pretty pictures. It'll be a little pick me up and break from writing. 

Please don't ask me what my novel is about. I really don't know. 

But if you are writing a novel this month also, or want to give me moral support or cupcakes or a kitten or whatever, please do let me know.