Monday, October 27, 2008

Another day over

I'm still completely in the flow with The Taste of Magic. I'm haaving a blast with it. I think I'm about up to 30,000 words now--I haven't typed up what I wrote today--and I guess I'll just keep going. As long as I get a full 50k during Nano, I figure it all counts.

I work in the office on Mondays, and today it was fairly quiet. I got a full chapter written, maybe 2,000 words (in between phone calls and the other stuff I was, you know, getting paid to do).

So I spent the bulk of the day working out a complicated conversation between my two main characters. The chapter starts with Ana waking up with a hangover, and then she gets the fun of wondering what the hell she said to Vincent the night before. Then Vincent shows up and I spent the afternoon trying to balance important exposition with just the right touch of character stuff. The chapter ends with Ana realizing--with delight, confusion, and just a touch of alarm--that Vincent is flirting with her. What did she say last night when she was drunk?

As my coworkers and I were leaving for the day, one of them said, "Well, another day over" and sighed.

I am so lucky. Excuse my Klatchian, but I am so fucking lucky. I not only have a job I enjoy, but most days I have at least a little time to get some writing done. And on top of that, when everyone else is bored, I'm figuring out how a vampire would flirt with a hungover elf. If I ever complain about this job, throw a shoe at me.

6 comments:

Jeremy Kelly said...

Now, my job is not very fun at all, but it's that very same job that allows me to write three to four hours a day if I wish. So i guess I'm pretty lucky too.

K.C. Shaw said...

These days, it seems that having a job at all makes us lucky. Having a job that gives us writing time is, like, double luck or something.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Yeah, I sometimes have time to get a little bit of writing done at work (or procrastinating on the internet - as I'm doing now).

Glad to see things are flowing well with your NaNoWriMo project... I'm at the 'trying not to panic' stage.

K.C. Shaw said...

You'll do great! I'm the one who's going to crash and burn, because I still don't know what's going to happen after this next chapter. I'm only plotting one or two chapters ahead, and I suspect the end result will be a mess.

Carrie Harris said...

I'm trying to picture the flirtation and can't stop snorting. That's too funny...

K.C. Shaw said...

Fun to write, too!