Yesterday, purely by accident, I discovered that there was a sixth and final series of Wire in the Blood which I have never seen during the show's original run. Looking forward to watching it, although I might save it for when I finish my current rl project on which I am majorly procrastinating already.
Haven't updated this thing in ages, mostly because I'm lazy and forgetful, but on the other hand, there hasn't been much fannish stuff going on lately, aside from watching way too much TV. Right now, I'm watching my way through various 80s shows like Simon & Simon and Magnum P.I.. Haven't started watching the fourth season of Republic of Doyle, as I'm still not through the third one entirely. Speaking of that show, I pulled my NaNoWriMo 2012 novel out of its virtual drawer and gave it another read. There are some inconsistencies in the plot (for example first Jake has a no cell phone and sometime later he magically has one), but overall, I'm pretty happy with what I have produced without the slightest advance planning. I do need to finish it and do some heavy editing if I want to post it, but I believe it's worth the trouble :-)
So, I made it this year. Despite some trouble during the final week, including a two day migraine, I managed to write a 50008 word novel during the month of November. The novel isn't finished and there will be some heavy duty editing involved, but I hope to finish it by the end of the year. Maybe I'll actually manage to post it some day. I still haven't posted last year's novel.
Four more days, not counting what is left of today, before the end of NaNoWriMo 2012. Word count wise, I'm well on target. I doubt however I'll be able to type the end under the story by the end of November just yet. I have several plots to wrap up and, in fact, two main plot elements have just got under way yet. The crime wave continues unabated with two more kidnappings, several beatings inflicted on several different people, a stalking and two cases of someone being slipped a drug. I have the feeling that I should spend more time exploring the character's relationships instead of throwing random crimes at my novel.
Aside from today where I spent too much brain energy on other stuff, things have been going well in nanolannd. I'm about 1.5 days ahead of schedule. I still have no idea where my novel is going to lead, but so far the plot the characters have come up with, has, while at times rather surprising, not been too crazy. It's really starting to develop a life of its own. For example, I had kidnapped one of the MCs, planning to keep him locked up for a few days. However, he would have none of that and with the help of a teenage prostitute, he is in the process of making a break for it.
Week 2 has struck slightly early this year. For those not familiar with the phenomenon, the second week of NaNoWriMo is where the going gets though for a lot of writers and it appears I'm one of them this year. After throwing a lot of semi-random events into my novel the first week, I now have to start thinking about where all this is going to lead. As always when things aren't going so well writing wise, I write a lot of dialogue.I have a heard time describing stuff, so most of what I write is dialogue and actions. This only gets worse when I'm behind on my daily wordage. Some of that dialogue will have to go during the editing process, but for the time being I need the wordage. I really want to make the 50k this year. I think I have enough plot, or at least I've started enough plots and subplots to fill a novel, but I have no idea yet how it all connects or how the characters and their relationships with each other are going to develop during the story.
The crime spree that is my novel continues. Now with supernatural elements! Out of nowhere, I had a psychic show up and have a vision of the death of my protagonist. Of course, I'm not going to kill Jake. At least I hope not, but seeing how the story is developing a life of its own, there is no way to be sure ;-) I might however kill the throw-away character who walks in on Jake's would-be-murderer...But I haven't made up my mind yet. There will definitely be more bodies today though as the police are currently digging up the burial ground of a serial killer.
Day 2 was considerably harder than day 1, but I managed to make it to just over the target total, even though I had to stay up a bit longer than usually in order to do so. Part of it was due to me spending all afternoon in town running various errands and so having less time to write, but I was also starting to feel a little lost in my plot. I use the word plot very loosely, considering that started into this adventure with a completely fresh idea, that consisted of a couple of sentences in an office document. I haven't worked out any of the details yet. Mostly, I intend on letting the story tell itself. That worked great for me during my first NaNo, in 2003, and after a couple of years failing to make the 50k with a plan, I'm now trying without one for a change.
Today is flowing so much better and although I spent most the morning doing household chores, going to the market and taking care of other rl obligations, I have more than half the daily word count already, and it's not even 2 p.m. As for the content, my novel is turning into a crime spree. So far, I've had a threatening letter, an abduction, a homicide and a car accident under the influence.