November 12, 2002
1110 words during lunch
I finally managed to find time at lunch during work to work on my novel. I closed the door and had my little sign up, and was only disturbed once, which was good.
I've had a lot of people asking me about how it's going, since I made the announcement to my co-workers. (When you're pretty much the sole help desk person, I thought it might be a good idea to explain why you can't catch me at lunch like you used to be able to.) That does help me; it's good to know that people are rooting for me here, and willing to let me have the time.
So I worked on Zan's intro today. Found out as I was going along that he's going to miss everything because he's going to be unconscious in the hospital when the World Ends(tm). Heh.
I also came up with the other character last night, which brings me to five. I may throw another person in that gets booted out of the collective before too long.
Of course, I have to write how the World Ends(tm) before I get everyone together. I really need to get cracking. I have two more characters to get started before It happens.
And Lou had the guts to tell me while we were on the trip that I needed a plot! *sigh* I guess I'll have to work that in somewhere. But plot works much better for the second or the third books...do I really need one in *this* novel? :)
November 5, 2002
Crawling slowly forward
I had no time to write this weekend or so far this week. I had planned to block out my lunch time to write, and work conspired against me on every day.
That said, I managed to eke out 869 words today. I got into a groove doing the introduction for a character who is based sort-of on me, so I had a lot of experience from which to draw. I'm feeling better, even though I didn't even get 1,000 words out today.
Posted by Julia at 10:15 PM