Halfway there! I've written 25,420 words as of tonight (5,000 words from where I want to be by tomorrow night). Hmmm . . . I wonder how I'll write that much when we're driving to the coast tomorrow. Gee, I think my count is catching up with Charlie now.
(Slight digression: Wish we were at 'Goblet of Fire' right now. Can't wait to see it again!)
I got completely organized on NaNo today. Wrote out the 13 segments and started assigning chapters to them. Covering a 15-year period of time is challenging, and now I need to add the historical references I want in each part. I'm starting in May and ending in May, 15 years later, then each corresponding part is set in the next month, full of chapters that cover what's been happening in the world and the character's life.
Last night I wrote the October 3, 1995 opening segment, the reading of the O.J. Simpson verdict. May I say again that I love the internet! I just sat and played the Court TV video of the announcement over and over until I had correctly described every moment.
I just wrote February 23, 2002, a description of attending the NSync concert during their Celebrity Tour. (I played with the date on this one, setting the concert about two weeks early, I think.)
I'm still struggling with character names, but I just don't give a damn. That stuff really doesn't matter. And today we decided we needed to donate to the NaNo website, so we both did. (We want our halos!) Here's a link to my NaNo user page for anyone interested: Mistress Marilyn Does NaNo
I read a wonderful Colin article in Elle Magazine today. I was sad to hear that his sister Claudine has resigned as his assistant. Poor boy! I'm going to have to buy that magazine, even though I've been cutting back on this particular addiction (have I ever mentioned that I'm addicted to magazines?). Jennifer Aniston is on the cover. I decided as I was driving home from my hair appointment in the gorgeous sunshine this afternoon that Jennifer should play the title character in my book when its turned into a movie (gotta think positive!). By the time the movie gets made, she'll be in her 40s, and she'd be perfect as a hot 'older chick'!