November 9th, 2007


Day 8 done

Whew! Looks like I have dodged a bullet. Nobody will be looking for houses just before Christmas, so I have all of December to get the house ready for sale. Actually, that's not a lot of time, especially since we have to paint the living and dining rooms and maybe another room or two in addition to whatever else pops up.

The good news is that this lets me fully partake in NaNo. I can continue writing at a feverish pace and still get some sleep. I was starting to get so frazzled that I wasn't able to write much. I'm about 16K in and the plot is thickening/sickening. Who knows which? Who cares which? Anyway, it is going reasonably well, except I have noticed I am drawing out the plot because I'm leading up to a suicide and I don't want her to die. If I keep drawing it out; maybe I'll hit 50K before she has to die. She's not even a main character. Her death is important to the plot. I just don't know if I can deal emotionally with killing her off. I keep telling myself she's not real; but I still feel like a murderer. If it is this difficult to kill off an adult character, how am I going to feel when I have to kill of a child? Yup. That's in the future plot too.


Day 9 done

 Well, I just finished a really long writing session and my back is sore. I think I need to adjust my chair for the new computer desk.

The good news is that I have managed to squeeze out enough that I can go away this weekend and not *have* to write. I still plan to take my Dana and fit in any writing I can.

The bad news is that I am still procrastinating about killing off a character. She must die to move the plot along; but, so far, I have described all the Christmas presents each of the eight people received and their respective reactions. I still have Christmas dinner to describe. I really, really need to get this death overwith. Maybe I'll tackle it on the road.