Friday, October 24, 2008

Somewhere a Clock is Ticking...

So NaNoWriMo starts in seven days. This terrifies and exhilarates.

I've been faithfully (okay not that faithfully—I've been a total slacker with spurts of industriousness) outlining The Silver Crane via the Snowflake method, and have pretty much all of Step Eight left. Step Eight, for those who don't know, involve a complete break down of all the scenes in one's novel. Ridiculously useful, but also takes a while to develop. I'm currently still in Chapter, um, One. I am pretty excited about the story—if I can get my mess of multiple story-lines untangled, it should be really fun to write. Yay!!

On The Whale and the Tree front, I just finished reading the second draft which I'm pretty pleased with overall (though I'm not sure I like what I did to the ending). I'm hoping to hack through some corrections, proof my query letter and synopsis, and send them off to my list of nine different agents before NaNo. Um, yeah, I need to get on that, too.

On another note, I've been reading (albeit slowly) The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton, and it is hilarious and awesome. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy a-sap!

Also, the new Keane album Perfect Symmetry came out last week and, after a few moments of doubt, I can happily announce that it is FANTASTIC. I've nothing further to add on the subject. :-)

Happy last-seven-days-before-madness-hits!


1 comment:

daniel the smith said...

Heh. I'm on step 0 still. Still haven't managed to finish last year's book, bleh.

I may be starting this year without an outline. That should be interesting...

Good luck getting an agent...