Rolling Up Sleeves, Back to Work on The Stupid Novel

During my annual DC2K Writers Group dinner with Ann Crispin at Dragon*Con, I whined and ranted about how close I was to finishing The Stupid Novel. The main scenes are in place, but I’m missing bridging scenes—essentially the bricks are all there, but there’s mortar missing. ‘Course without mortar, you don’t have a wall; you have a pile of bricks stacked in the general shape of a wall just waiting for an excitable wolf to come along and blow the whole thing down.

So Ann set me a deadline of the first of November to finish it. And now I’ve procrastinated as much as I can, fiddled with tasks totally unrelated to writing, and hit the o-my-god-this-is-so-late-maybe-it’ll-go-away-if-I-ignore-it break in my to-do list. I don’t think I can put it off any longer. It’s time to start up The Stupid Novel again.

Gleep.

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5 Responses to Rolling Up Sleeves, Back to Work on The Stupid Novel

  1. Michael says:

    You know…when you finish it, you’ll have to come up with A New Title.

  2. Eugie Foster says:

    It actually has a proper title. But the work-in-progress one seems more appropriate right now…

  3. Janice Clark says:

    Good for you. I’m looking forward to having the “stupid novel” on my bookshelf. I’m still procrastinating on mine, but I figure cataract surgery this week is a good excuse. Once I have two functional eyes again I’ll have to get to work.

  4. Jenna says:

    Heya, my teacher’s going to be finishing his novel-writing guidebook soon, and his method is actually really freeing. He’ll be starting a fresh class over the web in January, so you can start on The Stupid Novel 2: Even Stupider and Noveler!

    I know you can do it!

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