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It was an atramentous and truculent eventide...

Yes, as I have mentioned, NaNoWriMo is upon us. I am registered and busily cramming - I brought the No Plot? No Problem book to work today and tore voraciously through the section on what to do in the first week of writing. It sounds like I might be okay, if I ever do get around to putting anything down on paper laptop.

Of course, therein lies the rub. In the past few weeks I've changed location and my behavior's changed as well. I always laughed at people who said they spent the whole day in front of the computer and just wanted to get away from it when they got home. But I have kind of been feeling that way. It may be because my computer has to be physically attached to so many things, rather than beeing free and wireless as I was in Ann Arbor. Sitting at my desk is not nearly as much fun as sitting in bed or sitting on my "couch"¹ so I've mostly been popping in and out of the office and reading blogs here and there.

I suppose I just need more discipline. I need to disconnect Isidore from all of the things he's plugged into and give myself a little time to write each night - no distraction from email or blogreading or the apartment building burning down, a discontinuation of my scheme to watch all of the AFI Top 100 movies². I've got to find a good place to sit and fool around with characters and plots and such things as I've never worried about before.

I'm a talented and practiced liar and tomfooler³. I suppose I can write a novel if I put my mind to it.

But will she...?

Tune in next blog post to find out if I make any progress this evening.

¹ A pile of pillows that I sit on while I watch movies. I've got to go furniture shopping someday. Maybe in December.
² That'll have to be picked back up in December too. Busy month, that one.
³ Sorry about that, Tom, whoever you are.

srah - Tuesday, 1 November 2005 - 12:53 PM
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Comments (3)

gravatar Jenny - November 1, 2005 - 2:46 PM -

ur doing it too? so am i. its gonna drive me nuts, you wach. i dont even a story planned. im just gonna wing it. so what if it sux. hehe. good luck!

gravatar Howard - November 1, 2005 - 6:47 PM -

I can understand what you are saying about not wanting to work on the computer at night. When I was in college I could never imagine not wanting to work on a computer, but after 15+ years in the industry there are nights I have no desire to get on the computer.

I find if I really need to get away, Borders is a great place. For the cost of a chai I can hang out and work for many hours and get some heads down work done. Plus if you really get stuck on something you can always grab a book for reference. I hate to do that, but it is cheaper than WiFi at Borders.

gravatar srah - November 1, 2005 - 7:42 PM -

Alas! I've moved away from the civilization of Borders... the nearest one is about 45 minutes away.

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