Wednesday, September 12, 2007

And now for something...

Sorry I'm updating so late. I could be all cool and say it's because I didn't want to stymie further comments on the violent hero post (which is partially true--keep commenting if you're interested), but I admit it. I've spent huge chunks of time today trying to work, watching Beauty and the Beast with the Faerie, and obsessively checking for updates about the Led Zeppelin reuinion show, and trying like hell to get onto that damn registration website (still no luck, it's crashed.) The hubs is a HUGE Zephead and I'm a pretty big fan myself, so we're aching to go. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Also, working a lot. It hit me with terrifying clarity earlier today that to reach my end-of month goal I need to write approximately 40k words between now and September 30. Which will very well turn into more, as I've had a flash of inspiration regarding Demon Inside, which I'm very excited about and may well add another 10-15k to the ms.

See, I'm not really a detailed plotter. As you know, I come up with a plot and then I have some stepieces and there we go. I have a new setpiece to add, which I think will be really cool and set an appropriately creepy tone going into the very creepy finale. Yay!

And what else? I have another taboo post planned, which should be fun. You guys are the best. And I'm terrible. I've been neglecting all of you lately, because if I'm not posting or replying I'm wrestling with either a toddler or a WIP. Give me another couple of weeks. I promise once all this stuff is off my desk I'm taking at least a couple of weeks off, and so will be around more.

Oh, and...

1. Yes, I changed my picture. I think this one actually looks like me, so I'm pleased with a picture of me for the first time in years. Not thrilled, as it isn't perfect, but pleased.

2. In the process of building content for the Stacia Kane site. Anyone interested in having some fun, and coming up with some interview questions for my characters?


Rebecca said...

yikes - 40000 words by the end of the month. You'd better get on with it!!! :)

Angie said...

Sounds like good practice for NaNo. :D I did NaNo for the first time last year and wasn't expecting to finish. I did, but more than half of it was in the last week, LOL! It's doable but I wouldn't necessarily expect to see much of you here for the rest of the month. :)

I plot pretty much the same way you do. I start out with a very general idea of what's going on and where I'm going, and a few early "stepping stones" -- specific scenes I have in mind to help the plot advance, but the specifics get fuzzier the farther out I look. Things work out as I go, one way or the other.

Angie, waving her baseball bat at uncooperative charactes

Anonymous said...

Question for your characters:

Q: Who the hell are you and what are you doing here? ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)

kirsten imma saell said...

Question for your characters: Boxers or tighty whiteys?

McKoala said...

What picture? I don't see no picture!


What was your nickname as a child and why?

Cotton handkerchief or paper tissues?

If you were a schoolteacher in charge of a particularly unruly class how would you persuade them to study?

December/Stacia said...

*Groan* I know, Rebecca! Ack!

I've never done NaNo, Angie. If things go well for me I can do 50k in a month anyway, and, well, I'm not a joiner. :-) I know it works really well for some people, though! :-)

Yep, the ending is always fuzzy. I generally have an idea of where it will take place, but hardly ever know exactly what.

December/Stacia said...

Lol and thanks, Erin, kis, and Mckoala! Mckoala, the new pic is up with my comments now.

Those are great questions, and I already know how they'll be answered too. Keep them coming, if you want to play, folks!

Charles Gramlich said...

There are definetely times when you just can't keep up the posting pace because of real life demands. That's understandable.