Thursday, November 23, 2006


It was slightly amusing today on the bus, listening to the passengers bitching about how the 22X hadn't stopped for them. Then later on the journey, more people got on and complained that the 22X hadn't stopped for them either. (We were on the perfectly vanilla No. 22.)

No-one had seemed to grasp the connection between the "X" and the Express part of the story and what being an express actually entails. i.e. not stopping at the in-between bits.

But it was pouring with rain, so no wonder they were upset.

Lucky I had a hat.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

NaNoWriMo has Stopped!

Well, it has for me anyway. I managed to get 14000 words done - which isn't that bad I guess - but the demands of the movie made me feel guilty every time I tried to write something.

Curses that the very last and most fretful part of making the movie coincided with NaNoWriMo.

Having said that, I hope I'm going to write my novel properly once the dust has settled, because I think I had something fun going on. I enjoyed it anyway!

Hey ho. Here's to the next year! And I might plan it out better next time too.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

NaNoWriMo has Started!

So I'm writing a novel in a month and after three days, I'm ahead of the needed wordcount by some 200 words. Not enough of a gap I fear! Of course I'm plagued by guilt because I could be doing more stuff on the Intrepid movie, but I figure I'll have the computer rendering while I plot and rattle my muse.

The original idea was to write something very lightweight, silly and something I wasn't too precious about. And now that it's begun, the characters have already taken it in a different direction. Not only that, but I'm coming up with stuff that I thougth was rather more clever than I'd intended for a supposed absurdist romp...

And yes, I'm writing THIS entry while the computer is doing proper work.