“When anybody asks, 'What are you writing about now?' if I try to reply, the book-in-the-works sounds so idiotic to me that I think, 'Why am I trying to write that puerile junk?' So now I give up; if I could talk about it, I wouldn't have to write it."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet



Saturday, November 04, 2006

Two days ago, I wrote that my main character woke up at 4:45 a.m.

The subsequent two days I have woken up at 4:45 a.m.

This is not good. If I meet a short, loquacious girl with a funny name in a coffee shop, I guarantee you I will run screaming.

Update (at 9:01 pm): Went to a coffee shop to write with the Geek this morning. How very cool is that.

There were no short, loquacious girls with funny names there that I noticed, but the group of old ladies sitting at the table next to us kept glancing suspiciously at us like we were some kind of beatniks or something. I pretended not to notice them looking and kept on busily tapping away on my keyboard.

Also, I really like the word loquacious. I could just say it over and over again.

Loquacious Loquacious Loquacious


At 11/04/2006 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote:

Yeah, that's scary.

This summer I was working on a book outline, and while walking a dirt road in Michigan I found a branch road with the first name of my main character on it. What was really weird was that the road I was on was "Jones Road," and Jones was the last name of my main character.


Sounds like the beginnings of a good plot where an author's characters and real life start getting mixed up.


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