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November 7th, 2009 (09:02 pm)

current mood: busy

NaNoWriMo continues. I attended a write-in this morning, which was more productive than I was expecting. The idea of writing my book while sitting in a room with a lot of other people who are writing their own books seemed problematic at first. I tend to think of myself as a no-noise and no-distractions kind of writer. But once we stopped gabbing and got down to work, it was really quite pleasant to write while knowing I wasn't in it alone. I had to leave early for an 11:45 appointment to give blood. (Write a novel, give blood. Same thing.) But I'm looking forward to doing some more of these.

One reason is because I've realized that my house is distracting, even when it's quiet and contains no other people. There are the living room filled with elementary-school arts contest entries I could be matting, the laundry I could be folding, the ringing phone I could be answering, the stacks of junk mail I could be sorting, and the DVDs I could be watching. When the house also contains a husband and small child, well, my chances of finding uninterrupted time plummet even further.

I finished Chapter One this morning.

As the chapter ends, Sam is taking soil samples by the edge of a deep, slow-moving river on a distant planet when a large, powerful water creature lunges out of the purplish water and knocks her over. She screams, Daniel comes running, and Teal'c raises his weapon. But before they can help her, the creature pulls her under the water.

That's my cliff hanger. I'm not entirely sure what's going to happen in Chapter Two, but we can rest assured Sam will survive the attack, since I'm setting this book sometime in Season One or Two, and we all know that the television series continued through Season Ten.

Total word count after today's session: 3,587.

Maybe I'll try to up my wordage tonight, after i finally eat some dinner.