Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why's 7 lucky anyhow?

Guess which one of your crazy bloggy friends is writing a novel this week? Yeps, that would be me. What's so crazy about writing a novel? Not a thing. Except I'm attempting to do it in about a week or so.

Why a week? Because...

1 - I have other stuff that needs doing
2 - I have two speeds, OFF and What the heck just blew threw here?
3 - At the end of every nano (30 days, 50,000 words challenge in November) I overcome more and more ridiculous deficits to win at the buzzer. I think my most has been a 13,000 word day.

Anyhow, I started today, and I've got 5700 words down. I'm a little behind, but meh.

On to bizz...

The Most Marvelous Marsha tagged me in the Lucky 7 Meme. Check Marsha out if you haven't. She's like my twin, but American, white, and miles funnier.

Here be the rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are written - no cheating!
4. Tag 7 other writers and let them know

(Now, let me just say that I had a lot of trouble with my last nano. After 2 false starts, I ended up switching to this novel, which I wrote both by hand AND on the computer. This came from page 77 of what is on the comp, so it's technically not really page 77, but there's no way to know where page 77 really is, and I like this clip, so there.  Let me know what you think. See if you can guess what's going on. )

I’m sorry. I will keep saying it until you accept it. I was glad that at the airport you let me hug you. You let me speak to you. I hope you forgive me soon.

He writes in English. He’s never spoken English to me. His little brothers and even Marc, the littlest Eduoard-Rose at only 5, would try a phrase or two. But he insisted that his English was “incorrigible”. I wonder how long it took him to write and translate this.
 For my 7 writer-friends:

A.T Post at The Sententious Vaunter
Clarissa at Clarissa Draper
E.J. Wesley at The Open Vein
ElbieNy25 at The Journey
JP at Where Sky Meets Ground
Lydia at The Sharp Angle
Sophia at My Fleet-Footed Self

As always, if you don't have as much time for faffing around as I do, or if you've already done this meme, feel free to ignore. :)

Well, there you have it. Back to my novelling. :) 


E.J. Wesley said...

Good luck on the whirlwind project, Claire! Think we all have our different work patterns, and none of them are wrong. Read an article on comedian Lewis C.K. and he talks about his writing process. Said he spends weeks thinking about it, not writing a word, and then he'll sit down in a few marathon sessions and knock it out.

Liked your lucky 7 lines! I'm intrigued enough to go look at my own and see what I pull out. The quality will probably determine if I do this. ; )


Clarissa Draper said...

Cool excerpt! I'll try to find a project that fits that criteria but I'm not sure I have one right now. Thanks for recognizing me.

Lydia Sharp said...

Very intrigued by that little snippet. Thanks so much for sharing, and good luck with all your writing!

Gina Gao said...

The little snippet sounds really interesting. Congrats on the award.

Marsha Sigman said...

LOL, I so love your description of me!!! But no way am I funnier.

And your lines are awesome! I would definitely be interested in reading that. Seriously though, a novel in a week, Clair? That is so crazy. I bet you do it with at least a day to spare.haha

Sophia Richardson said...

Ooh, intrigued by your lines. I love that the simple fact of the language Adair chose to write in says so much about the strength of feeling behind the words.

And a 13k day? Go you. Good luck with your novel in a week experiment!

A.T. Post said...

Sounds like a work full of suspense and intrigue! Thanks for tagging me. Sorry it took me so long to've things been in Japan?