Monday, October 21, 2013

Of Authors and NaNo

Honestly, the life of a fictional character is for the birds!

Kendra has been writing about me for nearly six now (and I existed in her head before that), and still my book isn't published. Why? Well, it has a lot to do with this stupid thing called NaNo.

NaNoWriMo is an insane attempt to write fifty thousand words in one month. Kendra discovered it October 31st, 2010 ... and decided to write Sew, It's a Quest, a book she'd been plotting for a measly six months, instead of mine (she says she considered mine, but didn't want to do start over at that point. Excuses). Until this point, she had had every intention of making my book the first she published ... but not anymore. The honor of first published character of Kendra's went to Robin. Ugh!

Anyways, enough of the pity party. Honestly, my story is probably just as insane as any of her Bookania Quests, or this new The Ankulen that she published in September. (Jen is another pretentious character who likes to steal my place. Okay, I suppose oldest character ought to have gone to Tiger Lilly, but that's another issue. Tiger's book has at least been written.)

Anyways, it's nearing NaNo time yet again, and Kendra says that she's doing NaNo, and that Jen is too ... Just for the record, Jen has no idea that she's one of Kendra's characters. Lucky her. 

This means that Kendra will probably have NO time for writing my book (and she just informed me that she hit a lull point, so it probably won't form a temptation either.) So I'm going to be at loose ends ...

Which means that I might as well do NaNo, too. 

It can't be that hard (insane maybe, but not too hard) since Kendra has done it three years in a row, and the only reason she dropped out last year was that she was editing as well, and she says editing and writing don't go well together.

No, I'm not going to tell you what I'm writing about. I have an idea, but if I tell it to you, Kendra will find out (bother authors!) and she'll start giving me "advice" and her "opinions."

Well, as they say - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.