Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ten days to NaNo, and I am like a kid at Christmas. I am so excited. Don't know why. Maybe it's because I haven't been writing as much as I sued to, so it will actually be a challenge to do 50,000 words in a month. Maybe it's because I'm doing it with friends instead of alone. Maybe it's because I am looking forward to a fresh story....
So, with ten days to go, I find a second wind for Tymerys, my fantasy story. Always the way! I had got a bit jaded with it, wondering whether I was wasting time and effort. Crisis of confidence, I suppose you'd call it.
Someone actually said they thought Tymerys was a real place the other day. Hadn't realised I had built the land in my head. I suppose that is a compliment.
I've also been working on The Price of Firewood. Got to speak to people just back from Darfur, and what they told me will really deepen the story. I got the impression they were holding back, so what they saw must have been horrendous. They are my heroes.
I've joined the 21st century as well. Bought a DVD recorder. Apparently, I can put all my videos onto to DVD now. Think of the space that'll save! And no stretched tapes. Just as soon as I can figure out how to programme the thing.

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