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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: savagewoman
date: November 13, 2009 02:36am (UTC)

Ugh, I hated DH. Too much sitting around eating mushrooms, and Hermione's purse was way too deus ex machina for me to find believable. I do like OotP, tho :)

Xander was totally my favourite character, right there with Giles and Faith :) Mostly, I shipped Xander and Giles, but I do have some one-shots, and a couple of Xander/Oz. I have no idea why I didn't think Xander/Giles was weird, because now I find teacher/student fics mainly horrifying. Maybe because Nick Brendon was well over twenty in Buffy?
I wrote most of my fic in class, because our computer was in mom's room and I had limited time with it. I've even written one story in church, when I was working there as a guide. NC-17 porn, too. Good thing I don't believe in hell, because I would be going.

The class was creative writing. The teacher also taught Finnish and philosophy, so she had a pretty holistic approach to classes. She was the best teacher I've ever had.

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