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Something trivial….

November 7, 2007

Okay, I’m back and diving into Nanowrimo. I’m sitting at a tiny 1067 words at the moment but that will change. At least my insomnia has gone. I was just doing too much, thinking too much, and my poor brain couldn’t switch off as a result.

Last Saturday, I spent the evening trying to locate all the trivia hidden in my brian. (Freudian slip there – I meant brain, but it came out brian – um, I have an ex named Brian). My writers group had a Trivia Night, and it was fun. I was a spare because I couldn’t come up with a table of mates on my own, I joined a table that needed an extra. I came in handy for the Pop Culture section and the Australiana section but failed dismally when it came to Science and Nature. The tension built throughout the night, the teams growing more and more competitive as the scores grew larger. Loads of fun. And I even learned a thing or two on the night. Damsels and Devils below walked away with the big prize money.

.So back to Nanowrimo. I’m all set. I have a new notebook for scribbling down paragraphs in teabreaks at work. I have upgraded my Talking Alarm Clock with Peety the Parrot and the genie, and the speech engine, so it really does talk to me now. I’ve got my book of fairy tales for inspiration. I’ve got my on-line Word War challenger to do battle. I’ve even got a Nano t-shirt.

Still have no plot, just vague ideas. But I figure I’ll just keep writing. Eventually something will happen.

I keep forgetting to mention this. I’m in the writing contest at Karin Tabke’s blog. Each week we post one sentence only of a story and then some are eliminated. My entry is from Diary of the Future and I’m up to Round 4. Come and cheer everyone on!

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