Monday, 20 December 2010

How many words for snow?

Too damn many, according to Icelanders. And too much snow according to me. Lovely and pretty though it is I wish it would stop.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

16 days post NaNo

I written a new short with the working title of Ceil. It is, of course, not what I should be doing. I should be thinking about Hellion. And I do, and am, but it requires so much umph that I'm not going to start the re-write until after Crimble, and possibly not until 2011 ...

... which is a frightening thought. Another year has shot by. Though as a positive I can say I've 'won' NaNo and that we've recorded an album. Now all I need to do is finish the novel and sell them both .

I don't suppose a managerial type is reading this blog?

On more mundane fronts: B and I have just finished tidying the house for an inspection by the agent. You'd think that provided you pay the rent and don't give them gyp they'd leave you alone. But no! Personally, I think it's a damn nerve and piss poor public relations. Ah well, one day .... ;)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Firefox 4 Beta

I've just installed the Beta for Firefox 4 - though I'm very late to the party as it's already version 7. Sadly, my most used plugin - download em all - isn't available yet. Otherwise it's way peachy and shiny ... and shiny is just what Emus love.

Now, as it's 3.45ish I bed bound.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Pondering, yet again

It's sunday morning and I'm about to head off to kip. I spent yesterday thinking about characters, situations, locations and drama ... and how I can simplify what I've got and split the core story into two or, gawd forbid, three.

Logically I must be closer to knowing what to do, but it doesn't seem like it! ;)

Friday, 3 December 2010

Smashwords - definitely worth a look.

Humph :(

Having read what I've written during NaNo 2010 I've decided two things. The first is that it's actually, in places, quite good. And the second is that it's far, far too complicated, with too many major characters. I'm working with story arcs that should span more than one, and possibly more than two books. So either I cut, tweak, fix and write a lot more - or I slice it into three. This isn't a bad thing. In fact it's rather a nice problem to have.

So that's where I am on the morning of the third post-NaNo day.