Friday, November 28, 2008

I Am Lucy

5,000 words to go on my novel for National Novel Writing Month.
So few, and yet SO MANY.

I was reflecting on my novel-finishing strategies, which consist of:
useless wordiness,
irrelevant sidenotes,
procrastination,
and repeated word counting,
and I couldn't help thinking, "I've seen this before. This is IN something."

It took me a long time, but I found it. I am mostly Lucy (especially at the very very very end), but there's decidedly a bit of all of them in me. And we can always use a little Charles Schultz, I think.

Enjoy.

10 comments:

Rena said...

Oh Jacqui -- I loved watching that. Thanks for putting it up. I'm a cross between them all, I think. I loved how Schroder goes off on a sidetrack. That is so me! LOL!

Jill Corcoran said...

Thanks for the peanut gang this morning....love them.

Candace Ryan said...

Wow! You had me at Schulz.

Linda D. (sbk) said...

Oh wow, Jacqui! That's brilliant! I am totally Lucy all the way. Well, and a little bit Charlie Brown. And a little bit Schroder. Okay, I'm all of them.

Good luck finishing!

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! That's hysterical! I can totally relate to all of them.

When Lucy first started her report, it kind of reminded me of your review of Moby Dick. ;0)

That's perfect!

cindy said...

congrats on finishing, jacqui! that's pretty darned amazing!!! WOW!!!

Brenda said...

This is just what I needed right after finishing NaNo...thank you! LOL

Only during NaNo am I like Lucy...I don't usually worry about my word count until I'm done and then I see what is needed...

But I am just like the other 3...more like Charlie Brown and Schroder...with a touch of Linus...

I have a book called "Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life"...it was a gift from Hubs...It is all about Snoopy trying to get published...It has some wonderful insight and advice from many, many authors mixed in...when I get a rejection I get the book out and it makes me feel much better...grin..

Jacqui said...

Rena, Jill, and Candace, glad it made you smile. I was giggling so hard Thor kept saying, "What?!"

Linda D, welcome! I am all of them too, really.

Christy, I am flattered to be compared to Lucy! But she did not have cool phone video footage with actual fish, of course :)

Thanks, Cindy. I know you have been working hard too.

Brenda, me too, but during NaNo, I count ALL the time. I will have to check out Snoopy's writing advice.

sruble said...

I forgot about that. Thanks for sharing! I'm a little bit Lucy and a little bit Charlie Brown. :)

Jacqui said...

sruble, for some reason, your comment got me singing "I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit rock and roll."