Thursday, October 30, 2008

Plan.... What plan?

"To achieve great things, two things are
needed: a plan, and not quite enough time."
--Leonard Bernstein

Seeing how I only have one.... the latter, and not the plan, I am so tempted to settle for a not so great thing. But thank goodness for loop-holes. The said plan does not have to be a great plan... or even a good one at that.... right?

It only needs to be one... a plan. So here is me making a plan on the fly.... lol.

So I... and the hundred thou or so other wrimos out there start writing after midnight tomorrow.... that's really Monday for me as my good friend Fifee so *helpfully* pointed out... Apparently my weekends are predictably unpredictable... which is to say that she has no faith in my ability to work on weekends.

I'd like to contest this blatant attack on my character but as it is... Ali Kiba is coming to town... And while I have nothing to do with him getting here, my boys, who have everything to do with it, have me working on selling him out. How am I supposed to move twenty tickets between now and Saturday night... Please holla if you want some.

Ok.. back to the plan... I will be writing the novel on google docs. This is not only because I do not have Microsoft Office on my laptop.... because I have the Open Office equivalent which I hate using... but also due to the fact that that way I do not have to lag the laptop everywhere I go. All I'll be needing is access to the internet.

Yes.. I can just imagine getting bored at an after-party and approaching the dude hosting it....

Kei: Dude... can I use ur interwebs?
Dude: My what?
Kei: Your comp bro... I gotta get on the internet.
Dude: Dude you want porn? I gots some DVDs....
Kei: No is alright... I wanna work on my novel...
Dude: Ati wank on your navel? Dude, what have u been drinking...
Kei: No dude... its this writing competition bro... I have to work on my word count.
Dude: Ok dude... in the bedroom on the right.... (all the time wondering where one gets off counting words instead of booze or even better... boobs)


Not only that but google does have this cool feature that allows one to share docs over the internet with whomever one wants... thus allowing for online collaboration and stuff. While I can not let you help me write... as I think that would be tantamount to cheating... not that that has ever been a problem for me, I can, if you care to watch (literally) my work in progress, give you access to the said work. Just send me an email and I'll be glad to do so.

Just note, though... that I am not looking for critique... If you are so terribly good in writing, please go ahead and sign up for the nanowrimo yourself.... the 50k word count is enough stress for me... I could do without the criticism. Cheering on on the other hand is very welcome as well as any ideas you may wish to share which though in all likelihood will not be used, will be every bit appreciated.

So the plan in a nutshell.... send me your emails and lets all watch as this whole thing goes to hell in a hand-basket:)

9 comments:

Maua said...

Kei, I promise, no criticism.

Mole said...

Tried and true ways to cure writers block:
1. Alcohol
2. Meditation
3. Flirting

Mole said...

4. Count boob's...

neema divine said...

send it...i could edit it proper good, without the crititicism of course!

Pink M said...

I just want to read for enterts and encouragement. I admire anyone who can write.

joyunspeakable said...

ever watched Beans holiday in France? there was this film writer all engrossed with his works and what a bore it was until Bean put in his addition.......

my critque will make you beta

31337 said...

i can has ringside seat? *puts hands up*

savvy said...

I'd cheer u on, of course...

That conversation had me in stitches..

Nzembi said...

No criticism. I promise. Lakini that convo . Hehehe. . .wank yo navel!