Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet Eeyore (Grumpy, not Humpy)

First of all, a small announcement:

I've reached "THE END"!

Of the first draft of The Big Fix, that is, the book I've been using NaNoWriMo to push myself through. 

I've never participated in NaNo before, so this was a new experience for me. And I wasn't officially participating this year, either, since I'd already started writing the book before it started. But even unofficially, the daily excruciating pressure ... er, I mean encouragement ... to churn out words was highly motivating. 

I'm normally kind of a slow writer. I tweak and polish and fiddle all the time, generally rewriting as I go. That's probably still my preferred way to go about producing a novel, but I have to say, it is liberating to know I can put on the speed when I have to. 

The best part? I like the book that came out of it. Sure, it still has a few sharp edges, and I may have to pull out the heavy grit sandpaper to polish it, but the basic story? It leaves me feeling satisfied. 

In honor of this momentous (for me) achievement, I'm going to introduce you to one of my favorite characters from The Big Fix.

Meet "Eeyore," Ciel's Shetland pony:

Not the real Eeyore. Only a reasonable facsimile. I'm sure this pony isn't an asshole, like the Eeyore from my book.

Eeyore is a grumpy (by which I mean nasty) little so-and-so (by which I mean asshole), fond of biting pretty much everybody except Ciel. Frankly, I love him as much as Ciel does. 

That's right. No camel today. But try to have a Happy Hump Day anyway. Or else Eeyore might come after you.

Also, Happy Thanksgiving (to those of you who celebrate it)! May you gobble as much as the turkey who got away. 


Carol Kilgore said...

Can't wait to meet Eeyore!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Gobble, Gobble.

Diane Henders said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and congratulations on writing "The End"! I couldn't write that way - I might get the book done, but I'd be too overwhelmed to tackle the editing. You go, girl - I can hardly wait to read The Big Fix!

LD Masterson said...

Don't you just love those two little words?

And these two - Happy Thanksgiving.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Congratulations on writing those tow magical words! I can hardly wait to meet Eeyore, and to see what you've cooked up for Ciel this time.

Talking about cooking up, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Arrrrgh! Just as I hit "publish" I saw the "tow words". Dammit. Shoulda proof read. That's TWO words.

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too and congrats on finishing. I love Eyeore and can't wait to find out how Ciel ends up with a pony.

Patsy said...

Congratulations on reaching The End!

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's awesome, Linda!!