When I was copyediting last night, A SPIDER ATTACKED ME. I was working at my desk and saw it on the ceiling and the next thing I knew, it was ON ME. And then I looked back up at the ceiling (I mean after I was done screaming) and there were two more BIGGER spiders looming above me! And then … Read More
The problem with reaching 10,000 words quicker than you expect to is it gives you this illusion that you have the time to chill out. Like, oh yeh, I’m at 10,000 words, which is like 6 day’s worth of work so if I spend 5 of those days playing my SNES I won’t be behind on the book writing or … Read More
Your Mom v. 2.0 wordcount: 10,000 / 55,000(18.2%) I wrote 6,000 of those words (about 20 some pages), yesterday. I have to edit them all today and I will probably lose words in the editing but this is okay. I’m pretty sure that right thar is a new personal record and it feels GREAT. I even managed to write all … Read More
I think my novel has stopped unwriting itself which is good. Now I’m re-editing the first 100 pages of it (again) because I realized I’m going to have to add a character (!) and remove an emotional subplot. I would resent this less if I had realized it oh, I don’t know. A MONTH AGO. But I am not complaining. … Read More
My book is unwriting itself. This is incredible.
Writing. It is not that I am having a problem with Butt in Chair, it is that I am having a problem with Brain in Head.
Have you ever worked on a book and have it become sort of amorphous? Like, you can’t get a sense of what it is? I don’t know. It’s sort of like writing in the dark, with no sense of your surroundings–where you were before, where you are now and where you hope to be. And the only solution is to … Read More
Your Mom: 31/103 pages revised. I think they’re shaping up, which makes me very happy. After I finish this round of revision, all that’s left for me to do is write something like 140 more pages! And then, you know, revise all 243 or so of those pages. Heh. I can never remember writing books after they are written and … Read More
God, I love Trailer Park Boys. That was an amazing weekend. Did you know that Ellen Page, of Juno fame, was in Trailer Park Boys? No? That she played Mr. Lahey’s daughter? No? Well, you do now. Did you know that at 4:30 pm, Sunday afternoon, I vowed I would not watch the Oscars because it was an extravagant waste … Read More
Today is Family Day in Ontario. Happy Family Day! To celebrate, I watched an episode of A&E’s Intervention and bawled my eyes out. So I thought I had Your Mom’s title picked out but now I’m not so sure. It doesn’t really matter anyway, as I’m basically titling for my own personal satisfaction at this point. Actually, wait. I take … Read More