Wednesday, November 30

Lonesome Jack

Saw them at Sin-é last night. Good cover of "Sunny Side of the Street." I think I scared Bethany with a tiny birthday gift. I just can't go to a party without a gift. I would have brought a Monopoly "Get Out of Jail Free" for the banjo player (whose name I can't remember) if I had known.

It was a good gift for me, their show and music.

I was sleepy and I am looking forward to the day they have a weelend show at a decent hour at the decent venue so that I can dance.

Tuesday, November 29

28 Days Later

97,494 words.
29 Chapters.
256 pages in Time Roman, 12 point, 1.5 spaced.
349 pages in Courier.

Deaths: More than I thought there would be, but less than there could.
Sex scenes: Almost 1.
My favorite charcter: Dave
My favorite scene: I really like the last one. It's sweet.
Most surprising scene to me: Allen and Dave after Thanksgiving.
Words I think I over use: turned, spun, nodded, bit, and slightly.
Why do I use them: The first two are dramatic. The last three are some moments.
Hardest scene to write, intellectually: The shopping cart race or The Met. Toss up.
Hardest scene to write, emotionally: Easy, Chapter 16. The whole thing.

Lost hours of sleep: Eh. Who cares?

The last chapter took long than I thought it would. When I thought I only had five pages left, it turned into 10. Maybe I didn't want to give it up. But I also wanted them to resolve things. Allen and Dave had some things to work though. Still do.

It's not high art, but I think it's fun. A good yarn, as they say.

Now, of course, I can't sleep.

But that's okay. You wanna know why?

Because I wrote a novel and I like it.