How Novel!

Word Count: 13,029. Ahead of schedule by a thousand words. If this keeps up, I might take a day off at some point.
My protagonist has evolved considerably since last year. As with last year, many of my own personal bugaboos and greivances are coming out onto the page, where I can examine them and go ‘Yeah, there’s something I have issues with.’

I’m writing in First-person, but a lot of my protagonist’s internal monologue seems to be exactly what I think about things. Funny, because I’ve just made her have dinner with her parents, who are closed-minded bourgeois snobs with a very small worldview. Originally, they were just going to be rip-offs of E’s parents, but the mother, in particular, has become much, much worse.  Not only does she not understand why her marine biologist daughter insists on pursuing a career, she constantly nags her to ‘find a nice man’ and ‘settle down’. Protag’s dad, on the other hand? Yeah. He doesn’t say much, and is obsessed with sailing.

2 Comments to “How Novel!”

  1. By Arwen, November 8, 2006 @ 1:29 am

    Write what you know. I become more and more convinced of that.
    All of my characters are odd collages of people I know. All of the situations are situations I’ve thought through. It’s not a roman a clef or a memoir, that I’m writing, but damned if it’s not more real.

  2. By Liz, November 8, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    It’s really real. Cathartic, too. I’m sticking pins into everything that bugs me!

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