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Chick Lit Novella:

I finished up the character section on the Dramatica outline for the chick lit novella on August 17.

Tonight, after dealing with sleeping, doing laundry, dealing with itchies and wooziness... I worked through another section of the Dramatica outline on the chick lit novella. Deleted Abby from the list of characters. I don't see why or how she could have a purpose in the story right now. And due to the small word count, I can't have a huge cast of characters. The section I worked on tonight dealt with plot lines between Mollie and Nick. My goal to finish this is next Tuesday, since I want to start writing this on September 1 a la NaNoWriMo style.

Chick Lit Novel:

Today, before leaving Work #1, I spent an hour revising a bit of what I wrote on the a scene during one of the working chats last week.

SF Novel:

On August 18, I sketched out more on a scene for the SF/rom elements novel. Intended to write on it over the weekend, but I didn't. I think I figured out a method to finally deal with the research that'll be involved with the worldbuilding, but now I need to figure out *when* to do that.

In my perfect world, I'd finish the chick lit novel scene this week, then revise the SF scene next week. It feels doable; I mean I *know* these characters better than the ones in the chick lit novel. I just have this fear of not doing the SF novel justice.

Also, I'd want to enter the SF scene in the villain contest over at Romance Divas just to counteract any negative comments I'd get from the chick lit scene. Because I can tell already that the chick lit scene will be a love it/hate it kinda of thing. Okay, so will the SF scene. But I'm accepting that's just how I write. I entered the SF novel in three well-known RWA contests in 2003. I *always* got pretty consistent scores--high average too, though not high enough to make me final in all three. Say there were four judges in a contest... three of them would be right on the mark; not too much of a difference between their scores, and even their comments were consistent. But, yet, I'd always get one judge who was just *so* far off the mark. I got sent to a discrepancy judge for the 2003 Daphne, and she was the one who got me to the finals there.

But yeah, I think I'm pretty much a love it or hate it kinda of writer. Which could be cool in a way. To know I can stir up that strong of a reaction in a reader? It's a perverse outlook, I know.

Tomorrow... it's spending another hour working on the chick lit scene during the day. Jeff will be here tomorrow for a week for his late summer vacation, so I have to drive up to Columbus tomorrow after work and pick him up. His flight doesn't get in until 10:05 p.m., so I'm hoping to get to the airport by 8 p.m. (it's a two hour drive to Columbus), and I'll be revise what I did on the Dramatica outline tonight. It'd be nice if the Max and Erma's would be open so I can have some dinner and a drink or two--I like the Columbus airport because most of their shops and restaurants aren't beyond Checkpoint Charlie--but I have a feeling I'll be hanging out at Cup O' Joe, since they're open 24 hours.
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Chick Lit Novella:

I revised what I had so far on my Dramatica outline today while at Work #1. I actually have a story title now; added more on to my plot synopsis; added a description of Mollie; and added Mollie's parents, Abby, Rachel, and Claire to the list of characters, as well as brief descriptions of them.

I know who Nick looks like (yes, Dave Matthews):

Mollie looks like the woman on the cover on a magazine. I'll have to scan that in at work tomorrow, so I can have a graphic file of it.

Edison Story:

Yes... you heard me. Edison Story. (This is my SF/with rom elements novel that I haven't touched since, ummm, 2004, I think).

I decided to listen to LaunchCast, or whatever Yahoo calls its music service, today at HUC because I was bored (believe it or not) with Groove Salad. For whatever reason, I can't listen to LaunchCast in Netscape, but I can listen to it through Yahoo IM. Yeah. Get this... the message I get when I try to listen to LaunchCast in Netscape: Something about how it doesn't support Windows. Yeah, right! In my perfect world nothing would support Windows. :)

So I listened to the Chill Out channel on LaunchCast, and "Home" by Zero 7 came on. I like Zero 7. I've heard the song before on Groove Salad. I even bought it off of iTunes Music Store. But today? I just completely froze when I heard it... and Bauldner started talking to me. Faint whispers and some murmurs, but he was speaking to me! :)

Before I fixed dinner tonight, I sketched out some notes that will lead me to revising the opening scene of chapter 2. It's not as in-depth as the sketch of the IY villain scene from the other day, but it's a start.

I'm so going to have to keep up on my writing when Jeff's here next week... working chats and what not. I also need to get orange juice, because I got such a late start at writing/thinking tonight... it was more screwdriver time rather than wine time. I had the vodka... well, okay, not a lot of vodka. Will have to get more vodka. But I had *some* vodka. That's important. Just no orange juice. That made me sad. :(


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