On the sixth day of NaNo, my true muse gave to me
Six books a-writing,
Four pumpkin cakes
Three cough drops
Two cuddly cats
And a family that’s dear to me.
D: Really, A?
A: What? I am writing six books in the Changelings compendium . . . or four. Depends on how Series 2 turns out.
D: That is not what I’m talking about – and if I know you, that number will change next week, too—
A: No, I’m pretty sure this time—
D: I mean the “a-writing” part A. Is that really what is happening here?
A: Um . . . theoretically.
D: What happened to 500 words a day?
A: Does blogging count?
A: Oh. Then I guess under those conditions, no, I haven’t been writing, per say – wait, no, I had a few words written on Monday.
D: . . .
A: Don’t give me that look – it totally counts. And I have a brilliant idea to help me get inside Jenny Mallory’s character (she’s a tough one, even for a secondary character). Add in the three scenes I need to write for Book 1, and I’ll be done with edits.
D: Done? Really?
A: Okay, when I say “done,” I mean there’s the last read-through and edit run before it goes to beta readers, but that’s cleanup. The bulk is almost done.
D: So what are you still doing here? Hm? Time’s a-wasting, A.
A: Are you really tapping your foot at me?
A: I’m still here because there’s some fantastic news we need to share.
D: Oh you mean–?
A: About Briana – and her book, Me and Billy the Kid? Yes, indeed I do!
D: I’m so excited that her book is out! You have to read it, A and give a review.
A: I fully intend to – although I should perhaps leave that to you?
D: If only it were so easy to convince you to do that in all things.
A: Not bloody likely, D.
D: (Ungrateful wench) Did you know that Charles did his first audio interview?
A: (Overbearing Scot) I did – and Dean is looking for some feedback on his latest cover.
D: (Pict) Plus, there are some great reviews over at Green Embers’ Recommends.
D: (Heathen) Is Bradley the alter-ego, or is it Green?
A: (Thank you) I think it depends on one’s perspective.
D: And you know what my perspective says?
A: I don’t think I want—
D: It says that you should toddle off to bed so you can recover enough energy to finish those edits you keep talking about, woman!
A: There is no distracting you, is there?
D: Not unless—
A: Not unless, what?
D: Not telling.
A: D, come on, you’re killing me! What?
D: Get the book in the hands of beta readers and I might just tell you.
A: Now he gives me incentive. Sheesh! I guess that’s all tonight folks. Thanks for reading!
This is the sixth in a series on my own brand of NaNoWriMo – or rather, my Non-NaNo. One day D’s story will be told, and then what is he going to use to torture me? Stay tuned for what tomorrow will bring in our 30 days of NaNo.