Nov. 1st, 2010

polarishotel: (blue typewriter)
It's the first day - I did a kickoff party/write in on the 31st-1st during which I wrote a lulz scene in which the character which corresponds with the god Nun (who has no name yet) and the character who cooresponds with the god Seth (who may just end up with the name Seth (without the silent h)) get in a shit ton of trouble for causing a ruckus singing the song Rocket Man. I'd intended for them to cause a riot with the other patients in the process, but it kind of just didn't happen that way. I've shared the writing with [ profile] lightningrapier who thought it was lulz, but I'm not happy with the writing, so I'm not ready to share it with anyone else. In traditional nanowrimo spirit, I'll share the first line, as it's the "first line of my novel," even if it isn't actually "the first line of my novel." Eh, fuck it. You can have the whole first paragraph

“I’m not the man they think I am at all, oh no no no! I’m a rocket maaaaaan,” Nun wailed across the day room, flopping back over the edge of the couch and landing on his back with a loud thud that was hard enough to crack a weaker couch. Fortunately the industrial grade furniture was created to withstand such antics. Kicking his feet up and swinging them violently back and forth, he continued at the top of his lungs, screaming the chorus as loud as he could: “burnin’ out his fuse up here alone!”

I then did a dream sequence following this scene - Seth, waking up in a dream after being tranq'd, dreamwalking, not entirely sure wtf is going on. A stand alone 3 or 4 sentences of Daniel on the phone with Emery and then a long bit today that is completely whacked out and doesn't really fit in with any of this.

[ profile] lightningrapier & I were in the car on the way home from the bank, and "Lake Pontchartrain" by Ludo came on the radio. We both decided it'd be worth trying to novelize (She's novelizing Ludo's Broken Bride for her nano. (See [ profile] roughestdraft) but that it'd certainly never hit 50k. We also decided it'd be the kind of story that Ellis (from Left 4 Dead 2 would tell about him & his buddy Keith. So Ellis made it in my Nano. With his buddy Keith and his new buddies Noland & Darius. It was really fun to write Ellis, and my own characters made it in, interacting with Ellis, listening to his whacked out story. It got me up to my word count and beyond and it's getting me positively back into the swing of writing, which is why I decided to do it even if it's cracky. If I start out on a positive note, I'll get through this a lot better than if I struggle with the serious stuff first.

I might post that bit later when I feel like formatting it for the internet. I'm pretty happy with it, but it's really long. We'll see.

So yeah. I'm at 4453 words on day one and I'm pretty happy about it. :D

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