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Slurped from layer, it's the Nano Meme!


BASIC NANO STATS: 2004
NaNo ID: Junglemonkey
NaNo since: 2002

Working title: Mary Ferguson Offered
WIP Genre: chicklit (sorta)
Projected word count: 50k-ish

AT THE START: DO YOU...
Have an Outline? yes
Scene-by-scene? yeah, but it's sort of liquid
Know how it starts? absolutely
Know how it ends? yes
Have your climax in order? yes, I think
Know your main characters yet? I'd better - they're me
Have a particular tone in mind? I don't know that I'd call it a "tone"
Plan to Draw on your own experiences? up to a point

IS YOUR WORK GOING TO BE:
Funny? In spots
Serious? In many more spots
Sad? Probably - I'm not sad in person, but it's there in my writing
Semi-Autobiographical? Absolutely
Based on another story? Not this time
Influenced by any authors/current publications? No

HOW HAVE MUCH YOU PLANNED? HAVE YOU USED:
A paper journal? Not really - although I do write longhand during meetings
Pens? Yes
Multicolored pens? No
A computer? Don't leave home without it
Index cards? Not really me
Lists? Surprisingly not
Bulleted lists? See above
Plot Charts? Yes
Character Charts? Again, yes
Character formulas? Nope
Favorite writing resource: Silence

ODDS AND ENDS
A line you would like to use: I don't really have one
A scene you would like to include: The crunchy meeting with my former best friend where she cops to the way she used to be
A concept you would like to explore: Offerings - offering ourselves to others, offerings we make to God, accepting the offers of others
A cliche you would like to avoid: any current lesbian stereotypes
A character you would like to use: my cousin Marina

FORWARD THINKING
Do you expect to be able to complete it? Barring tragedy, yes
Do you intend to complete it? Absolutely
Could you ever try to publish it? That's why I write
What do you expect to get out of this month of frantic writing? A first draft that I have a year to bang into shape

Comments

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blythe025
Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
I want to know it! Sounds like a fun book.
junglemonkee
Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)
Hey, I"m going to be at Border's this Friday at the open mic reading from the end of the novel I finished in October. PLEASE say you'll come and read some of your luscious poetry!
da_moon_goddess
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
Where
Just curious.
Which Border's will you be at and when?
Not sure if I can make it (commute home), but it would be fun if I could.
junglemonkee
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Where
The California Writer's Club will be having an open mic this Friday at the Borders in Los Gatos. It starts at 7:30 and goes until 9-ish or so. You don't have to be a member to read, so if you want to bring something....
blythe025
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
With an invitation like that, how can I refue? Yeah, I'll be there.
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