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Fingers Primed!
Camp NaNoWriMo
nativejourney
Actually, my fingers are not primed.. I slept with my hands twisted at funny angles last night and today my fingers feel positively arthritic. Ibuprofen and maybe some Aspercreme are in demand.

CampNaNoWriMo begins in 14 hours! I don't know that I'll stay up to midnight to begin the craziness... certainly I wouldn't get far before having to break for sleep. My brain has woken me at 4am two days running now. If it does tomorrow I swear I will swing my legs over the side and use the extra hour to get writing!

I am still on the fence about whether I should write using Dundee, my faithful eMate 300. I still haven't had a chance to see if I can get him to Sync with Mac OS X Lion (last year we were still Snow Leopard), though I do still have a G4 at home running Leopard so there is a way. Add to that, I have my Scrivener file in cloud storage so I can actually be more portable between my home and work computers (note to self, create backup protocol). Write or Die! was also a fun and useful tool last November. Neither really encourages me to dust off the Newton. That makes me sad, in a nostalgia-serving way. At the end of the month I'll be doing some traveling and won't want to rob my husband of the laptop, so perhaps Dundee will help finish off the 50K words if I haven't already.

I rewrote my Synopsis yesterday and worked on the Outline. Right now it reads somewhat like:
1) Yu'Nyun attacks
2) Peeling Potatoes
3) ...
4) Profit!

I struggle with forcing myself to fill in the blanks, since I know my story will likely take me on its own path once I get going, but I do like to have a map to follow if I get lost, and an ellipse does not a map make. So my last ditch effort to solidify the outline will happen today during my lunch break.

There was a novel I was hoping to re-read before I got started. I own two copies of it, but could find neither. Thanks to the Memorial Day postal holiday, the third copy (I do love it that much, thank you for asking) will be waiting for me at home today. I will not likely finish it today (though I read Hunger Games in four hours, so it's possible) but I will try to get as far as I can and that means no outline work tonight.

Speaking of Hunger Games, I still have to read Mocking Jay, which my husband bought for me last week, but I'm afraid of having it too fresh in my mind before I get started. I'll read it before my re-write and make sure there aren't too many parallels (the way my outline started to go yesterday, I did wonder..).