Saturday, November 1, 2008
Cloudy and mild
All Souls’ Day
I had quite the train ride into the city yesterday – all good, don’t worry – but I can’t talk about it yet because, well, it’s a long and complicated story that I may be able to tell you someday, but today I can’t!
In any case, enough happened to spark a story that’s still percolating, which is part of the reason I can’t talk about it; the other is because of the very lovely people involved, some of whom would prefer not to be mentioned in the blog at this point.
It was a fascinating 50 minutes, let me tell you.
Did all my errands, got home, wasted far too much time researching something that may well turn out to be a wild goose chase.
Felt progressively worse as the day went on. I think I picked up some sort of bug on the petrie dish of the train. I wanted to start Nano at midnight, but was too sick so do to.
I managed to fulfill most of my other commitments and went to bed, then got up early and started the Helena Francis mystery. The first few pages were a bit of a slog, but I managed to get through it, and it started picking up. I keep reminding myself to trust in the characters, and try to make each scene as full as possible without getting stuck and losing momentum.
I had to send the N3 mail via email – the Nano site kept crashing, told me people didn’t exist, didn’t accept PMs, etc. Typical Day 1 of Nano.
I have a kazaillion errands to do and then it’s back to the page. Cornelia and Roman still need my attention, as does the western.
Untitled Helena Francis Mystery: 2,856 words out of 50,000 (Nano goal)
2 / 50
Untitled Helena Francis Mystery: 2,856 out of est. 75,000 words (total goal)
2 / 75