Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chapter Three started

Yay, me! Chapter three! It begins with a description of the town and environs wherein the first act of the tale is set. The protagonist's accomplice then goes to lunch at a tavern. He may have a whiskey while he's there. Later, he will meet with The Merchants at a manor house and hijinks will ensue. Possibly rum-drinking and card-playing. I know: excitement! Contain yourselves, do.

Edit to add at 10:47 pm: Mutton, beer and whiskey consumed! Meeting with The Merchants to take place next! Wordcount: 6461!

14 comments:

  1. Bewaaaare Chapter Three. Chapter Three is always evil for me in so many ways...

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  2. I know! There's the huge danger of stalling the story. But hopefully I'm prepared: I have all sorts of conflict planned, over whiskey and rum. Strong language may be used.

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  3. Ooooo. Well, if there is booze, all will be well. Maybe I should add some booze to my new chapter three...though I'm not sure how often desert folk partake of achohol. /taps chin

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  4. If ever a chapter lags, then sex, booze or violence will fix it right up! Combine all three for a Pulitzer Prize. Honest. It worked for Faulkner and Hemingway.

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  5. IF your strong language is the F-bomb, does that also count as sex? That would be mighty efficient writing, killing two birds with one stone.

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  6. Rick: So "Let's have some fucking rum" would cover all three? One interesting factoid I've discovered about the mid-1700s is that the word "fuck" was not considered to be an obscenity. It wasn't necessarily used in polite company, but it didn't have the force then that it has today. But I don't think I'll use it. I abhor such language, you know.

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  7. woohoo! It's a party! Yay for chapter 3.

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  8. Nice. I love that you're throwing away all your typical rules for writing and doing whatever the (for lack of a better word) fuck, you want. It kind of seems like half of the time you're reading an interview with an author about the writing process behind their magnum opus the guy (or lady, as it were) busts out about how s/he was either drunk or delirious or clinically insane for most or all of the writing process. Allow yourself to be possessed by the Demons of Literature!

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  9. Ben: You've seen me at work and you know I could be drunk right now. Delirious, certainly. I love the "I have no idea what I'm doing" feeling of really being in the flow of writing.

    And hey, your launch party is the same day I'll be on vacation in Idaho. What the fuck?

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  10. Whose fault is that? And why would you want to vacation in Idaho, anyways?

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  11. Scott, you're unstoppable. Look at all these blog posts. Granted, one had a dairy cow creamer, but only one! Great job!

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  12. Davin: I'm supposed to be working, though. Are you saying that the cow creamer post was filler? The cows might not like that attitude.

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  13. Yes, the dairy cow creamer is a filler.

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  14. The cow creamers were made in Thailand. Why didn't I see cow creamers in "Rooster?"

    Now it's a literary reference. So there, Mister Malasarn. So there.

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