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The Trouble with Tribbles and other stories

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November 10, 2009 | 02:27pm
Mood: horrified, and yet intrigued.

Some things about my NaNoWriMo:
32235 total words this month, 11092 of which is my chick lit novel/written in the last 3 days.

I'm keeping a running list of things I want to change in editing. Starting with the protagonist's name. Let's just say, I remembered that "Jon & Kate" exist. Now "Kate" is ruined for me as a name. Well, hell.

I also realized that my story doesn't have much plot beyond the romance, so I've been trying to come up with, well, something else. After some brainstorming I decided to throw in family problems, because that's what I do best, and maybe a murder or two, because that's what I do second best. Killing off characters, that is. Not actually murdering people.

I'm within 500 words of writing the first sex scene. I'm a little nervous. Much like a virgin, touched for the very first time. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Also... my protagonist will probably bond with one of her love interests over their mutual love of science fiction. I'm picturing a sex scene in which they talk about their favorite science fiction stories/movies, and when they climax they'll yell out, "Tribbles!" I think I just ruined Star Trek forever. Sorry.

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from: some_person
date: November 10, 2009 10:22pm (UTC)

Just my two cents... but Kate is such a common name that I don't think most people immediately associate it with "Jon and Kate." I'm just speaking for myself, but I think of a Kate I know personally.

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from: aodh
date: November 10, 2009 10:35pm (UTC)

Actually, you're right - I think what I meant to say was that the association for me is "Jon and Kate." And since I feel nothing but scorn/disgust for them... it's probably a good idea to change it.

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