Sunday, November 09, 2008


Warning: NaNoWriMo novelist is in session. Trespassers will be reborn as the inspiration for an ugly and evil race of horrifically disfigured beings and/or the villain.

Today we learn that bob is actually writing a romance. A FREAKIN' ROMANCE. How did this happen? How?? Oh, the shame and embarrassment! Oh the shame!

Okay, I mean, it's still a fantasy and all, but unlike last year's novel where I had this exciting plot and then, oh yeah, romance too, this one seems to be twining the romance with the plot. They are almost becoming one and the same.

This scares me.

All right! Now that I have confessed my soul and am throughly embarrassed, let's move on, shall we?

Best line today: "What on earth have I done?" My thoughts exactly, Ez. My thoughts exactly.

Worst line today: "'You’ve done very well, as I’ve said, keeping it under control.'" Ezekiel is nothing if not verbose. Also, when he's unsure, he loves to repeat himself.

Days left of NaNo: 22

Word count: 23,319

Donations: $15


Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

Why is writing romance a shame and an embarrassment?

bobtheenchantedone said...

Because, to me at least, romance should be the sidebar. Hey, we saved the world, oh yeah, and fell in love too isn't that nice. Not that we saved the world because we're in love, or most of our character development comes from being in love, or most of the scenes are founded on us pretending we're not in love or admitting we're in love or growing in our love.

*sigh* Apparently, I could write a whole other post on this.

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

So you believe in equality of the development genders, so no one thing is heavily used, like romance? But if a person is in love, that does tend to consume them and their interests. So if one of your characters is in love, and it is from their point of view, then it is only understandable, right?