Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's my party I can write if I want to, write if I want to! :-)

Happy birthday to meeeeeeee!! (And also Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lewis Carroll :-)) I'm enjoying a lovely cloudy rainy day—which isn't the norm here, I promise!—and got in 1k on my novel at Scooters coffee house this morning. Yay!

Today is also, apparently, the release of the mysteriously fancy (fancily mysterious?) new Apple Tablet, which is reported to be the coolest thing since sliced bread. I'm sure it's very cool (it's made by Apple, after all), but I'm feeling rather protective about my books. I just can't see myself ever being okay with reading a novel on anything other than printed, bound, tangible paper. This means, of course, that I need to hurry up and get published before they stop printing books anymore. Wahhhh! Somebody find me a time machine!!! (Extra points if it comes with a 900 year old alien in a long brown coat, of course. :-))

And speaking of my novel (well, a paragraph ago), it is now a week and a day old! Woot!!

Some stats:
Word Count: 11,082
Chapters Completed: 3 of 26
Conversations about Soup: 1
Emotional State of Characters: happy. (Little do they know what's in store for them! bwa ha ha)

So it's going pretty well! I'm still enjoying the story, and my characters are super fun to write about—they were supposed to instantly click and they completely did, and I love how they sort of bounce off of each other and are the best of friends. They're so cute!! Erm. You know.

Have a great day everyone! :-)


Anna said...

Happy birthday!!! And congrats on all the progress with your book. :-)

Joanna R. Smith said...

Thanks Anna! :-)

silent_librarian said...

I don't think books will ever stop being printed, or at least I hope not! I think it would be cool to actually get one of those electronic readers just to have, but nothing beats the experience of reading an old-fashioned book!

P.S. I will keep an eye out for that handsome time traveler and his time machine! ;-)

Tinidril said...

What if he's wearing a black leather jacket? I don't suppose you'd be interested in the one with the bowtie.

J.A. Palermo said...

Happy belated birthday! Nothing like a writing streak for a birthday gift! Go, go, go!