Wednesday, November 11, 2015

:nanowrimo week two:

At 11 days of this year's NaNoWriMo, I'm currently at 20,563 words. I think I'm going at a good pace, have a vague idea of an ending, but still need to fill the space between. I've found that, once again, I prefer to write female characters. Feel free to analyze that. When I first started this in 2009, one of the main characters was male. He's still in the story, but I don't think that he's the main character anymore. Another male I created as a bit of a comic relief, but now he's a bit annoying, and if he annoys me, imagine how readers will feel. Interesting how once again characters sometimes write themselves. One female character has stepped out of the background into the front.

That said, once again, when I finally get a real creative groove going, life takes a stick and sticks it into my spokes. My recent car accident has resulted in insurance not wanting to pay the damages on my "old" car (2001!), so it's considered a "total loss." Now I have to use what little free time I have which could be used for writing this novel, to find another car. And the settlement check isn't a very large one. No other words for it, this SUCKS.

I briefly went to Waltham's open studios, which are pretty much in just one building. Par for course, I once again wonder why I can't find a space like this for myself, why these events draw so many people but they don't actually buy any art, and why we have so many abstract painters in the Boston area (sorry but it does nothing for me). Or I could just be cranky from all the car bullshit.