Sunday, January 06, 2008

I read through the book

Verdict: Um, needs work. Definitely!

Have a fantastic day.

I wrote this? Heh!

"Detective Dodson, you are going to continue to work with the evidence we have, you are going to investigate everything about John "The Amazinger John" Brooks, you will know him like he is your brother, your cousin, your lover. You will become John "The Amazinger John" Brooks. He is our main suspect, but he is also our best lead. Who wanted to frame John "The Amazinger John" Brooks? And why?"

Another one!

Bigger bang for your Uncle Buck.

It was supposed to be a name of a sketch. Surprisingly appropriate, actually.

Find-and-replace fun

So, one of my clown characters was named Uncle Buck. However, because I added Uncle after I had written Buck a few times, I did a find-and-replace to change every "buck" to "uncle buck."

So, every time buck shows up in the manuscript, it has uncle before it. Even if Buck is not a proper name. With hilarious results:

  • He gave her a sound, sexy kiss that made Maddy's knees Uncle Buckle.
  • "Food," he said, and handed Maddy a Uncle Bucket. "Original Recipe?"
  • Maddy brought the Uncle Bucket of chicken over and plopped down next to Michael.

I can't believe I wrote that:

Maddy was a bright shining beacon of love.

It won't be in the final version, don't worry.

Let the Editing begin

Well. I started to read my novel today.

Here are some things I noticed:

  • I should have either fewer sex scenes, or more stuff happen between the sex scenes
  • I should explain clowns more
  • I need a plot, and a new villain
  • My characters are too nice
  • It needs a lot of work
  • That said, it's not too bad
Going forward I plan to read the rest of the novel and then probably read it again, while taking notes.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Next year. Starting in January. I am going to edit my freaking novel.

Not in a month, not even in two months, but I am going to chip on it slowly but surely throughout the year.

It is time. Time to get back to the clowns. Time to actually read the novel. Time to have fun. And time to freaking finish a project already.

I will be challenged. Because, I don't work well without a deadline. (Usually I work very well if the deadline is given to me by someone else.)

Anyhoo. that's where it's at.

I told my invisible audience. Cool, ain't it.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

(Not) Writing

Script Frenzy started on Friday, and I have not started writing. Yet.

Got to do some homework first

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Script Frenzy

I signed up for Script Frenzy for June 2007.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Book so far, final (for first draft)

This continues this list

  • Clowns pistol whipped by other clowns: 1

  • Clowns forced to play Russian Roulette: 1

  • Cops rescued by clowns: 1

  • Number of times the word "very" occurs in the last sentance: 10

  • Number of couples that hook up in the book: 2 sets

  • Number of happy endings: 1

By the way

I'm a winna! Here's the proof:

purple bar


One more thing

Edmund and I were featured in an article in Westbrook's American Journal.

I don't see it online yet, but if you live in the Portland area, pick it up!

I might try to scan it for you other dudes!

50,109 - by the skin of my teeth!

The Obligatory screen shot of progress:


So here is a dirty little secret. My final wordcount was 50,109 according to NaNoWriMo, but was 50,000 exactly according to word:


Interesting Facts:

  • Final Word Count: 50,109

  • Words since Saturday Afternoon: 25,683

  • Computer crashes: 5? 6? So many, I lost count. Really.

  • Time Novel Validated by NaNoWriMo: 11:53 pm, Eastern Standard Time

  • Husbands who left fun party at a bar to rush home and let me use his computer, which he had with him: 1

By the way, I'm a winner:

Oh. My. God.

Guess what happened at 10:00 pm?

Hint: I had one thousand words left for my 50,000 word limit.

Another Hint: I was saving my Novel.

My computer crashed!

Guess what happened again at 10:05, 10:15, 10:20, and a few more times. Yes, you guessed it, my computer crashed AGAIN!

Fortunately for me, I have a wonderful husband, who came home from the countdown party to let me use his computer.

Thank you Edmund. I am lucky to have met you. And lucky to have you.

So, did it work? Check it out, bay-be:

More in a sec.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


The Obligatory screen shot of progress:


  • Total Words: 46,099

  • Total Words Today: 3,990

  • Total Words Since Saturday: 21,673

  • Words left: 3,911

Woot! Woot!

Home stretch baby. Time for my beauty sleep!

The Book so far, Part 2

  • Clowns kidnapped by other clowns: 1

  • Clowns impersonating other clowns: 1

  • Clowns Killed: 4

  • Clowns in a coma: 1

  • Husbands yelled at: 1

  • Epic Clown Battles: 1

  • Sex Scenes: 5?

  • Flashyback Chapters: 1

  • Words: 45,247

  • Words today: 3,138 (and more coming)

  • Total words on Saturday Morning: 24,426

  • Words since Saturday: 20,821 (and counting)

  • Clowns wrongly imprisoned: 1

  • Ineffectual mayors: 1 (Mayor Timothy Thomas Goldberg)

  • Character names stolen from Husband: 1 (Mayor Timothy Thomas Goldberg)

  • Words to go: 4,763

Longest Character Name

Saul “Professor Doctor Sapper, Esquire the third” Sapper

Thank goodness for clowns!


558 words during lunch, 42,667 total

Character from nowhere

Okay, I just had a character show up, who has apparently been a part of the story for a while. Weird.

Maddy and Michael slept in until ten o clock in the morning, when they heard a loud banging on the door.

“Hey, you guys in there?” it was Stretch, Michael's cop friend from Boston who has not been in the book until just now, but we are going to pretend that he has.


Only 7,901 words to go!

The Obligatory screen shot of progress:


Interesting facts, in the last three days I have written 17,683 words.

(About 17,576 of those are crap.)

I have two days left. YEAH! I hope to crank the rest of this out tomorrow!