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Date: 2007-11-02 16:45
Subject: Ducking Toys, Sausages and Characters That Scare ME.
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Music:Mirah - While We Have The Sun
10:05 am
Finally turning attention to writing. Well, not quite. There's the fact that I really need tea, cereal and PANADOL right about now. Am again only aiming for the minimum of 1, 667 words today. If I write more, that's just words I don't have to write on another day.

10:33 am
Ugh. 1, 897 words of my 3, 472 aim. I am never going to get to 3, 000 even in the next two hours.

10:44 am
Yup, MC is still in the bathroom - and I admitted Lilian into it too.

10:48 am
Whoa. Thunder. And I wrote another 100 words. Ugh, write faster, write faster!

11:12 am
Finished chapter one at 2, 081 words. MC is, yes, still in the bathroom.

11:45 am
Forced MC out of the bathroom by refusing to continue that scene anymore - GO ME! Anyway, 2, 339 words in and Audrey (formerly Clare, before I wrote 'Carl looked across at Clare' and went "EWW" and changed it :D) is a-ranting. Heh. I love ranting characters. They boost the word count with their drivel that no one else actually bothers listening to. About another thousand words to go. I can do it. I can do it. I CAN! I swear!

12:19 pm
Audrey just called MC a fridge magnet.


1:35 pm
After an hour break, I recounted: 2, 530 words.

1:47 pm
2, 664 words in, and I have introduced a good guy character that scares me. O.o He reminds me of my!Kingsley Shacklebolt, stripped of a sense of humour and kindness. O.o

2:26 pm
630 words to go before I reach my target, and ... that good guy that scared me? He's just a little bit full of himself (okay, more than just a little) - but I'm still kinda scared of him.

4:24 pm
Have finally exceeded my target for today! If I'm still around tonight, and get time between breaking in (hopefully) Demelza at ON, I will work on it more then. I'm at 3, 666 words now. And in the middle of a cracky conversation about sausages. Yes. Sausages.

The Fatal Wound - Switchfoot ♥ (oh man, his voice at the beginning of this song is swoon-worthy)
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (it's a good thing I don't listen to the radio, or I would want to throttle Snow Patrol)
Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol ♥ ♥
Baby Mine - Disney
Mon Histoire - Les Misérables 1991 Paris Revival Cast
Reason Why - Rachael Yamagata ♥
How Low - José González
The Moon's a Harsh Mistress - Jimmy Webb

My poor MC. He's just discovered his one-true-love-to-be is seeing someone else. Wow, am I a real sucker for character-torture. I think they all want to throw bricks at me. If they had super-human strength, boulders would be better, but as it is...

Lucien was wasting time rebuking his brother for taking through Ambrose’s speech.

“Oh, give it a rest, won’t you?” Quinn snapped at last. “Lucien, you know he’s not really listening to you – and the more you nag, the less personable you become to me.”

“Why would you care if he was personable or not?” Carl interjected.

“Wouldn’t you like to know?” Quinn smirked.

“Because she’s shagging him,” Laurie stated in a bored tone. “Isle, pass the potatoes, please?”

Carl raised his eyebrow at her.

“You believe everything that twerp says?” Quinn asked him with an even tone, but the blush that crept into her skin gave her away.

“I don’t believe everything you say either,” Carl retorted, and set his fork down. “Why dodge answering the question, Quinn? Ashamed? He’s not so bad a choice.”

“I think you’ve overstepped the line there, Wentworth,” Lucien interrupted in a velvety voice.

Carl turned his gaze towards the young man that addressed him. “You know what? I don’t actually give a flying fuck.” He picked up his fork again, and shoved into his mouth, chewing with a little more enthusiasm than was necessary.

“Iz zis vot you people call a zausage?” Isle suddenly interpolated, her accent heavily German.

“Mmaafgh?” Carl managed, mouth still full of food.

“What?” Laurie translated.

Quinn rolled her eyes, and muttered something that sounded like ‘ducking toys’ under her breath.

Oooh, I did a quick calculation. I am 332 words ahead of schedule so far :D
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Charlotte: Voldie
User: enchantedteacup
Date: 2007-11-02 22:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ha, I love character torture.

I have not written a single word for this today. I feel so bad. :P

♣ enchantedteacup

PS: I've friended this journal, if that's okay. :)
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niyki: marauder-logic...
User: mekelon
Date: 2007-11-02 23:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You haven't seen my role-playing characters. I'm amazed they all haven't attempted to Avada Kedavara me more often.

Adrian Pucey, arguabley the sanest of my set at ootp_newts (and certainly one of the sanest in the game), is my most picked on. Followed by Lucy Montgomery - who's cat, King Arthur, turned out to be pregnant, so she's headdesking and woeing and thinking she's a horrible, horrible mother. Then there's JD - who had a crush on the Ancient Runes professor (we made it a guy) -- and then discovered him snogging the Astronomy Professor. The latest is Demelza... I've only had her in this game one day, and I can't wait to heap on the evil torture onto her.

Awww - I have to study today too - so I don't know how I'm going to fit it all in. Perhaps being organised would help :P

PS: You did WHAT?! How dare you!!! LOL. That's perfectly okay :D I'll friend your journal back so we're even :P
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Charlotte: feet
User: enchantedteacup
Date: 2007-11-02 23:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They are secretly happy to be tortured. They just don't know it yet. Where would they be without you? In some normal, torture-free life? Pah! :D

I know that if I skip out on movie night tonight, I'll be able to do the writing to stay on schedule. But I happen to like movie night.
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niyki: slytherin
User: mekelon
Date: 2007-11-02 23:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
HAHA - yes, they love me, they must. I make their lives interesting - and they can never be blamed for being a MS or GS. Anyway, the theory is, the more I love a character, the more I pick on them -- and wow, am I a sadist.

That's the problem with Nano - it eats up your RL. It's also making me wake up early on a Saturday in order to get everything that I want to do done. It's 10:33 am and normally I'd still be unconcious for another half-hour :P
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Charlotte: Ron/Hermione
User: enchantedteacup
Date: 2007-11-03 00:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, it's perfectly normal. My best friend's a Draco fan, and she loves torturing him.

I'll do double tomorrow. I almost promise! :D
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