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Nov. 13th, 2009

Listen to that noise. Do you hear that sound? That's the sound of my keyboard. And I love it! Yes, my productivity is up! (I suddenly feel like a corporation). Anyway, I thought it would be nice to post and to let everyone know that I have finished the first chapter of my novel. I am exultant. I have written something.

AND, my friends, AND . . . I am going to post that first chapter here . . . just as soon as I remember to upload it to my zip drive, so I can actually get on the internet and post the darn thing. Yeah, Cybersitter is hard to get off your computer. (Curses and death to you, Cybersitter!)

In other news, I've been watching lots of good movies lately, starting to think writing a movie blog ala "Julie and Julia," although no way I'm going through an entire video store. I don't think that's possible. Is it? It might be interesting to try.

In any case, here I am, posting productivity happiness, and being excited for first chapters. I've forgotten how much fun it is to actually write something and have an overarching plot in your head and know what you're doing and where your going and then start writing and step back and take a breath and realizing you've actually gotten something done. It's an amazing feeling and I really love knowing that hopefully in a few months my novel will be DONE. Or, the first draft will be done. The polishing will just be beginning.

And just for the record, I do not to National Novel Writing Month. I do not believe anything of quality can be done in a month, and I also think that to rush one's creative process by forcing oneself to write an entire novel--or most of one--in a month is stupid. That's not to say you can't write a novel in a month, I just think the gimmick is used to push people into writing something that could be better if left to gestate on it's own.

Well, no one really cares that much about what I think of National Novel Writing Month.

Anyway, I ran out of things to say, so I guess that's it for now.

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