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Our family is spread out across the country and across the world, and what better way to keep in touch than a collaborative digital journal?

Wednesday, 2 November 2005

NaNoWriMo - first day

Yesterday I wrote the first chapter of my new novel-to-be!

Today I'm going to head to the nearest coffee shop, which is a Starbucks unfortunately, plug the ol' lappy 386[1] in and write like crazy. I still don't know how the plot is going to unfold, but now I have an idea of who it might happen to and I'm actually excited to see where it goes.

It's not my best work, of course. I usually agonise over every little sentence, but this time I'm trying to just get something down -- it can be edited later, when I get my life back. So it probably reads about as poorly as my blog entries! Sentence structure? Spelling? Pish posh.

That said, the first 1700 words took me just shy of 2 hours to write. Can I do 50,000 by November 30th? Time tells, as always.

[1] Actually, my laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, Celeron 1.7MHz CPU and about 1 byte of RAM. So I can write about one ascii character before having to write to disk, maybe more if I write it in morse code.


  1. hey, do we get to read the non-editted version of the story? do we do we huh??

    adelaide is rainy.

  2. Er, maybe. But not for a little bit. I've told Danielle she has to wait for at least a week so I can be ahead, in case I want to go back and add to it or whatever. Or, really, just because it gives me a week to get over my attachment to the first chapters.

    Adelaide, huh? How long are you there for?

  3. It sure is rainy. I had to swim home from class last night.

  4. the rain travelled on to Bendigo. We didn't mind since we are now on level 4 water restrictions. Hose between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.Bring on more rain! The weeds just love the rain. They're growing twice as quickly as the desired plants.
    Thinking of you off to work tomorrow Glenn. have a great day. That may restrict the novel writing. perhaps Danielle can just add a bit while you're at work. I suspect that if you get short of ideas, posting it here would see it grow and grow.......


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