My Eyes on #NaNoWriMo

catch you later

NaNoWriMo kicks off officially in two weeks – yeah & shudder both at the same time. I’ve kept the decks clear for November – declined a feature opportunity to maintain focus focus focus. I’ve done a bit of warm up writing with some non-story line character development. As this is to be the conclusion of the project I started with last year’s NaNo I do have a solid set of characters to work with, plus I didn’t get to the two, or maybe three, major scenes in the story.

One thing I always have difficulty with is when to let go on a time-line to jump forward a month or two, to get time to pass. Because I am including some historic events I’m sort of anchored to those time points but I also figure that I’m writing fiction so I might be able to play around with that as well. For me emotional truth is more vital than historic accuracy.

my goal's beyond
my goal’s beyond

I’ll possibly go back over what I have written to see what more I need for the secondary plot lines. But I do have huge set pieces to work with -the miners’ protest march that ended up with military intervention in which many were injured and at least one miner killed; a coal mine cave in – one can’t write about a coal mine without a cave in; also the discovery by my antagonist of the friendship between the man she has set her sights on & his best friend.

Mary Mary
Mary Mary

There’s at least another 60,000 words in all that – I’m totally looking forward to the reversal of, or perhaps the deepening of, sympathies for my female lead – who goes from victim to revenge seeker to bully as her revenge unravels in the most unexpected way.

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October 18 – Friday – attending – Racket at the Rocket

October 20 – Sunday – attending – Cabaret Noir

life is a cabaret NOIR, bitch
life is a cabaret NOIR, bitch

October 22 – Tuesday – maybe attending – Exquisite Corpse

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October 31 – Thursday – attending – The Beautiful and The Damned

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November 1-30 – participating – NaNoWriMo

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November 3 – Sunday – attending – Lydia Lunch Live

June 6-8, 2014 – attending – Bloody Words

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A little something to get you in the mood for Halloween:

My Eyes

what colour are my eyes

I’ve been told so many things

legends merged with facts

conclusions were at odds with reality

the myths weren’t meant to be believed

were they

they were lessons

but do they apply to today

if the mirror should reflect or not reflect

is it relevant to the moment

to my desires

I have no hunger for anything more

than that reflection

I don’t long for fabled conquest

I’m not driven by rumored blood-lust

but the desire to see

what I look like in the mirror

I can see my body

others could see this body

but I’ve never seen my face

I don’t know the shape of my mouth

the colour of my own eyes

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