Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Caught up!

I realised last night after I had turned off my computer that I forgot to do a Top Tuesdays.... Sorry 'bout that. I'll make up for it next Tuesday.


I've been hurriedly writing writing writing tonight! The weekend at the Hot Springs got me behind on my Camp NaNoWriMo progress but I finally buckled down and caught up tonight.

I reached my climax today and am hoping I can find 9,882 words of denouement somewhere.... I have a few things planned.

Since I haven't been the most motivated writer the past few days (hence the need to get caught up) I came up with a way to get myself motivated today. I told myself that if I wrote 1,000 words in half an hour, I could watch one episode of Get Smart (which are also half an hour long).
Get Smart is a spy TV show that was on during the '60's (and also a movie in 2008 starring different people than in the TV show).
My friend Jen first told me about the show... but I really had no clue what she was talking about. Just that it was a super funny slapstick spy show with a girl named 99.
Then Miss Jack Baillot started posting about the show on her blog and I thought, "hey, why not check it out?" So a few months ago I watched the first episode and loved it. I think I watched one or two other episode after that... And haven't watched any since.

Maxwell Smart, the main character, with his shoe phone - my favorite gadget from the show.
Last night I re-watched the first episode. Today, after I wrote 1,000 words, I watched the second episode. Then 1,000 more words and the third episode... Then 500ish more words and I was all caught up! My word count is now 40,118.
What's the consequence of watching Get Smart? This snippet from my novel that I wrote tonight:
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you. If I were you, I would put the weapon down on the ground,” the man said coolly.
“Why?” Varina asked suspiciously.
“Oh… because you’re surrounded,” the man said casually, picking at one of his fingernails. The surrounding trees and bushes rustled and out popped men, all dressed in black - like the man in front of Daniel, Varina, and the Big Boss – and carrying guns surrounding the trio. They were surrounded!
Daniel groaned. “Oh no, not the old hide your secret agents in the woods and send one out before unveiling them all trick! That’s the second time I’ve fallen for that this month!”
Varina stared at Daniel. “No more Get Smart re-runs for you,” she said.
In all its unedited glory!
While writing tonight, I have been listening to my Music to Spy By CD from the International Spy Museum. I love that CD... It's great. Especially when writing a spy novel.
Now I'm going to go watch some Trek Nation clips.
But before I go, I shall leave you with this:
Max and 99.
Live long and prosper!


  1. BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I LOVE the snippet!!!!!!! You should leave that in the final copy of the book, it is brilliant! Get Smart is a great show, one I still need to watch all the way through. Have you seen Larabee yet?

    4 does have a cool scarf, it is longer looking in the show then in the pictures. I'm surprised he hasn't got himself tangled up in it yet. (Oh, and he travels with a Time Lady! She is kind of cool, though I haven't seen much of her. They don't really get along too well.)

    I have seen a small part with 7 in it, right before he regenerated to 8. He wasn't my favourite, but I think it is just because he was dying and it was a movie made by Americans. (For some reason the Brits didn't do 8's movie.) Therefore, I am sure I'll love him when I see him in the show. (Him and 6...maybe. The one with the celery, I really want to see him too.)

    YES! That was the Tintin book I read, Tintin and Co. I found it at my library and snatched it up from the kid's section and made a run for the door. I haven't been able to find any of the other books like it so I was very happy to have at least found it.

    Yep! You got the Doctor Who quote. I was watching that one the other day. 11 reminds me of a little boy a lot of the time, he is so much fun.

    So Azog was in the books. I had heard somewhere he was but then everyone who reviewed the movie complained about him so I figured they just added him in and that's what had them so upset. (Some people didn't like the movie because of him.) I didn't mind him, besides, because of him we get the cool scene where Bilbo rushes off to help Thorin. Now, if they had added a girl, then I would have been annoyed. *Smirk*

  2. That's awesome that you've caught up!