Month: November 2010

Motivational friends

November 28, 2010 By Jeremy

Had an absolutely fabulous afternoon/evening yesterday of food and conversation with several friends, most of whom have some involvement with writing in their lives. One is a professional, while the rest of us are part timers. It was good, however, to chat about the difference between the “art” and the “job” aspect, to discuss the […]


November 21, 2010 By Jeremy

If I take anything from NaNoWriMo – more on that in a moment – it should be that I should write what I know, at least at this point and especially if writing under such pressure like NaNoWriMo provides. I don’t know enough about what is a large part of the setting of my NaNoWriMo […]

Day 15: The midway point

November 15, 2010 By Jeremy

So I had some interesting dreams last night. I blame the videos I was watching on Youtube, quite late. Anyway, my dreams did help me to answer some troubling questions I’d had about my novel, one of which was the fact that I had a main character and so far I was telling the story […]

The power of music

November 15, 2010 By Jeremy

Just released has been the first full trailer for Battle: Los Angeles (called World Invasion: Los Angeles in some parts of the globe). With the volume turned off, it appears much like any other Hollywood action shoot-em-up war film, perhaps a little bit more interesting because of the aliens. But the music… oh the music… […]

Day 14: Almost half way

November 15, 2010 By Jeremy

The last two days I’ve not written a word. I struggle to find a reason beyond just “I can’t be bothered”. Admittedly the first day I was quite tired; but today, beyond it being a Sunday, I have no excuse, Your Honour. I need to get back into it. Half way and I’m at a […]

Day 12: Struggling

November 13, 2010 By Jeremy

While yesterday the words flowed reasonably easily, today… not so much. And I face the second of my two night shifts. My brain is oh so much mush. I actually went back in my story today, to part where I had jumped ahead to write something “more exciting”. I began to fill in the part […]

Day 11: Onward and upward

November 11, 2010 By Jeremy

With my brain finally responding to stimuli again, I haven’t quite caught up with the straight line that indicates the words needed every day to make 50,000 before month’s end but I wrote more today than I did the last two days and more than what the NaNoWriMo site says was required for me to […]

Day 10: A little here, a little there…

November 10, 2010 By Jeremy

I wrote about 800 words, which is about half the daily requirement but better than nothing on a shift day. I’m hoping to catch up over the next few days, when I’m working nights (which means home during the day) and then on my break after that really rip into it. That’s all I really […]

Day 8: All the small things

November 8, 2010 By Jeremy

Lots of little, annoying things happened today that were quite annoying, together adding up to leave me tired and wrung out by the time I got home. My brain had turned to mush. I was surprised thus when I sat down to write how the words came out reasonably easily; just not many, as tiredness […]