On the sixth day of NaNo, my true muse gave to me
Six books a-writing,
Four pumpkin cakes
Three cough drops
Two cuddly cats
And a family that’s dear to me.
D: Really, A?
A: What? I am writing six books in the Changelings compendium . . . or four. Depends on how Series 2 turns out.
D: That is not what I’m talking about – and if I know you, that number will change next week, too—
A: No, I’m pretty sure this time—
D: I mean the “a-writing” part A. Is that really what is happening here?
A: Um . . . theoretically.
D: What happened to 500 words a day?
A: Does blogging count?
A: Oh. Then I guess under those conditions, no, I haven’t been writing, per say – wait, no, I had a few words written on Monday.
D: . . .
A: Don’t give me that look – it totally counts. And I have a brilliant idea to help me get inside Jenny Mallory’s character (she’s a tough one, even for a secondary character). Add in the three scenes I need to write for Book 1, and I’ll be done with edits.
D: Done? Really?
A: Okay, when I say “done,” I mean there’s the last read-through and edit run before it goes to beta readers, but that’s cleanup. The bulk is almost done.
D: So what are you still doing here? Hm? Time’s a-wasting, A.
A: Are you really tapping your foot at me?
A: I’m still here because there’s some fantastic news we need to share.
D: Oh you mean–?
A: About Briana – and her book, Me and Billy the Kid? Yes, indeed I do!
D: I’m so excited that her book is out! You have to read it, A and give a review.
A: I fully intend to – although I should perhaps leave that to you?
D: If only it were so easy to convince you to do that in all things.
A: Not bloody likely, D.
D: (Ungrateful wench) Did you know that Charles did his first audio interview?
A: (Overbearing Scot) I did – and Dean is looking for some feedback on his latest cover.
D: (Pict) Plus, there are some great reviews over at Green Embers’ Recommends.
A: (Same difference) And that hilarious conversation on Readful Things with his alter-ego to let the world know about his new novella, A Lich’s Tale and Other Stories.
D: (Heathen) Is Bradley the alter-ego, or is it Green?
A: (Thank you) I think it depends on one’s perspective.
D: And you know what my perspective says?
A: I don’t think I want—
D: It says that you should toddle off to bed so you can recover enough energy to finish those edits you keep talking about, woman!
A: There is no distracting you, is there?
D: Not unless—
A: Not unless, what?
D: Not telling.
A: D, come on, you’re killing me! What?
D: Get the book in the hands of beta readers and I might just tell you.
A: Now he gives me incentive. Sheesh! I guess that’s all tonight folks. Thanks for reading!
This is the sixth in a series on my own brand of NaNoWriMo – or rather, my Non-NaNo. One day D’s story will be told, and then what is he going to use to torture me? Stay tuned for what tomorrow will bring in our 30 days of NaNo.
18 thoughts on “Six Geese A-Laying”
I always love your banter, darling.
I like these NaNo Non-NaNo days! And I hope you’re feeling better. Not a good thing fighting a cold, but then again, it is a force time to rest and stay in bed. I do hope you’re resting. Right? 😉
Um, resting . . . yes. ish. 🙂 Luckily, it was an easy week at work, and I was able to take an afternoon to nap.
Good to hear, Katie 🙂
Can’t D give you any relief? Doesn’t he know that you’re sick with a cold (hope you’re getting better). He should be bringing you hot toddies in bed … oh, I guess he can’t really do that. Oh, well, he should at least offer 🙂 Love your posts as always!
I’d be afraid of what was in the cup should D attempt to serve me anything… God only knows what kind of concoctions a Druid knows! 🙂
Good point 🙂
Thanks for the shout out. The title of this post gave me flashbacks to college because there were Canadian Geese all over campus. It was horrible walking around there and you needed to be ready for an attack.
Yikes – you’d think the explosive poo would be bad enough! Sorry for the scary memories! 🙂
One fun memory. A friend was attacked by a goose, so he punched it in the face. They left him alone after that.
That is awesome!
I have to be honest, I did steal my idea for that post from your dialogues, it was just too good to pass up. Yours are so much funnier though, lol. Thanks for the shout out! 😀
I thought your conversation with Green was hilarious! I loved it.
Yah! Thank you, A and D!!! you’re both so awesome! 🙂
You are so welcome, Ms. Briana – Congrats on the book being out!! 🙂
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