Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Tuesday: Top things I've written tonight.

Since I'm doing Camp NaNo I decided to do the top couple sentences that I've written tonight, since I can't think of anything else right now.
I won't put them in any particular order....

The next morning was Christmas!
Daniel was rudely awakened by Jamie-Beatrice who came running into room screaming “HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!”
The above the first thing I wrote tonight because I couldn't think of anything else to say.... I'm having a bit of writer's block.


"Get up get up! Breakfast is at eight! Pancakes! Hurry!"

Because my cousin and I always have pancakes for breakfast at Grama's. That's the logical Christmas breakfast for my characters.

Daniel quietly sat down at the piano and, with the soft pedal on to muffle the sound for those still sleeping upstairs, began to play Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow.
Which prompted me to go play a bunch of Christmas songs on the piano. I ended with Gershwin... which wasn't Christmas but a special request made by mijn vader.

“I burn everything I try to cook, even cereal,” Jamie-Beatrice said.
Daniel laughed. “You too?

These two are really fun to write.... Daniel is 24 and Jamie-Beatrice is Varina's 14-year-old sister.

There we go, not much. But, as I said, I'm having a bit of writer's block. Only got 1,040 words written tonight. It's been an emotional day. And now it is 9:30 and I want to get off so I can get to bed earlier. Hopefully tomorrow I can introduce my plot.... I thought that last November I was doing horribly because my plot didn't come in until around 9,000ish words. Well, I'm at 17,400 words and my plot hasn't made an appearance yet. It will come in soon though.... Hopefully tomorrow. Possibly Thursday. Sometime this week. Hopefully before 20,000 words but that's doubtful. I'm gonna have a fuuuun time editing all the extra not-needed stuff out....

Live long and prosper!

P.S. Sorry about the wonky font.


  1. Oh, poor Abbey! Not writer's block! Have a drink of this magic potion that the world calls coffee. :)

    Why would they try to cook cereal?

    ~Robyn Hoode

  2. Writer's block, when one needs to write, is the worse. I hope it passes soon.

    I think all authors are Mini-Moffats, which is kind of rotten. Because then I feel bad for getting mad at Moffat. Though, come to think of it, maybe we aren't as bad as him...

    1. Mini-Moffats? Oh! Like Mini-Muffins! You buy us in little plastic wrappers near the Twinkies and Ding-Dongs and Oatmeal Cream Pies! :)

      ~Robyn Hoode

  3. Writer's block sucks. I suggest explosions. In the story, not your enemy's house.