In other news, emungere has an important poll: Youkai hakkai v Koumyou - who would win?
It deals with other burning topics of the day like Hakkai the singing nun and, if Eli and I were going to do this so far theoretical 12 days of porn idea that we have, what should we write? Plz fill in and let us know.
After the writing I went into Marks and Spencers and found black jeans that fit me! I came home and washed the kitchen floor and hoovered downstairs too. I did two loads of laundry. I'm planning to cook a nut roast in a while. Fear me!
Not sure where all the energy and the shopping-fu has come from all of a sudden, but I am happy about it. Also, I has a bagel with marmite.
I found this quote recently somewhere. It made me think about writing a story, when you pick the wrong way to go. You always know you have, I think, deep down.
Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question. This question is one that only a very old man asks. My benefactor told me about it once when I was young, but my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it then. Now I do understand it. I will tell you what it is: Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. My benefactor's question has meaning now. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't,the path is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn't. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.
Previous chapters here.
Word count as of right now = 44, 027.
We took a day off yesterday to cogitate on plot and refine a few dodgy areas. Thanks so much for the comments, folks. I just haven't got time to reply to everyone as I'd like, but it's so encouraging to get all your thoughts on the characters and the plot and I love reading them.
So far we've written about 17,500 words, so we can post a chapter a day and edit like crazy things. This might slow down as Plot Happens, I am guessing.
Randomly, I am reading A Midsummer Night's Dream and really enjoying the fact that Titania and Oberon are bickering and sniping at each other like the old married couple they are. I also keep reading lines that I am quite sure were once some filthy double entendre and having no idea what the joke is, but still sort of enjoying recognising it anyway.
Chapter two of Cupidity (demented, porn filled cracktastic saiyuki au where Gojyo is Hakkai's boytoy) is up here - as ever, all comments are hugely appreciated
Chapter one and author's notes are here
emungere calls it nano-inspired, which I think is probably wise and a good get out clause if we can't make it to 50k. We did have a slight long dark teatime of the soul today over whether to include zombies as a means for more and better plot but sanity prevailed. I think.
The very first entry is the first chapter of our joint Nano for this year. It's called Cupidity and it's sort of a demented, porn filled cracktastic saiyuki au where Gojyo is Hakkai's unruly boytoy. Because we are srs artists!
Cupidity - chapter one - all feedback is loved and cherished.
The the subsequent chapters should go up soon - we're aiming for one a day, and we've written about 12k already.
I'll be posting links up here as we go, but do feel free to join the community as I'm sure we'll be posting various things there in future.