Saturday, 1 November 2008

NaNoWriMo Blogging: The Procrastination Starts Here

Alright, so let's just say I took October off. Will that do?

So, I'm back, and I'm procrastinating. It's November, which means NaNoWriMo. This will be my fifth year, and I've managed it every year except last year, so I'd like to get back on a winning streak.

I've sort of accepted, given the events of this year, that I'm going to end up writing a therapy novel as opposed to a great work of literary genius. I think I need it, and I also don't have a plot, so what's going to come out is what's on my mind.

I'm having terrible trouble with names this year. It's not usually a problem for me, but I need a name for a guy who's not very nice and I cannot come up with one. I don't want to use the name of someone I know because I am dumb and always feel like I'm casting aspersions. I have like three readers, so I'm probably talking to the air here, but how does everyone else do it?

Just for shits and giggles, a dorky NaNo tally thing:

Word Count: 3446
Junk Food Count: Half a box of After Eights and some Pringles
Dare Count: 2
Pointless Word-Count-Boosting Scene Count: 0
Restart Count: 0
Nervous Breakdown Count: 0

4 comments:

Pandora said...

What's the guy like? I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year too. It's my first year, and I'm going absolutley crazy. I used the name Henry for my bad guy. But it really depends on whether or not you want an exotic sounding name or a normal name. If you still need help, let me know.

Jen said...

The guy is my main character's not-very-nice boyfriend. I've got to 14,000 words with him just being called "Name", and if I don't hurry up and give him a proper name he's going to be stuck as "Name" in my head. Which, obviously, is pretty stupid.

Welcome to the madness that is NaNo, anyway!

TS (and BJ) said...

I remember reading a book where the abusive boyfriend was called "Rogerson." But I digress. I wasn't feeling too creative, thus I named all of my characters (who are mice, after a month of brainstorming, I settled on mice...) are all named after plants and trees. I usually think of a letter. The first letter that comes to mind is stored away, then I go to babynames.com and look up names for that letter. It's worked for me. =) Good luck!

Jen said...

Not a bad idea at all! He's now called Lee. Thank you!