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.


  1. LOL! That was classic. I'm wishing you much success with NaNo. I'll be in it with you, and hopefully making awesome progress.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

    1. Wow ... I need to update this blog ... this entry is a year old! I actually doing her book for NaNo this year, because I finally finished the first draft this spring, and I'm ready to rewrite it. I still have no idea what she was writing last year, since she won't show it to me.

      Good luck to you, though!

  2. Clara, dear, it's been TWO YEARS. Hard to believe it's been two years since Ash...wait, wrong thing. Since you wrote a blog post. Us short, blue-eyed blondes are smart, you know. Can't go around wasting our love for old books and knowledge. Don't give up, or I may just write for you. Okay? Okay.


Hey, thanks for leaving a comment. My author's picky, though, and says she must moderate it first. Well, that's the life of a character, I guess. Can't do anything without your author's permission.