Sunday, February 27, 2011

We Can Rebuild It

I took the beginning of Nano off the Tabula Rasa blog.  It was crap.  I know that now.  Funny how it took putting it out there to show me just how crappy it was. :shrug:  Anyway, I'm currently in the process of rebuilding it - better, stronger, faster...  ;o)

The first four chapters are printed.  I have my red ink pen and my trusty 5-subject notebook.  I have my comfy spot on the couch.  Now I just need to get my stupid hands to cooperate for longer than a few written paragraphs. 

Speaking of hand-written things, have you ever heard of IdeaPaint?  I heard about it watching something called "How I Made My Millions" on one of the news networks.  This stuff is amazing.  You can write right on the wall and just wipe it off.  They were talking about how it works in offices and schools in place of whiteboards, and my first thought was how valuable it would be to us writers.  Can you imagine a whole office painted with this stuff?  A whole big blank wall to jot notes, plot, list character traits - all right there in front of you.  And when you get done, just a swipe of your finger erases it.  A-frickin-mazing.  Who needs sticky notes and whiteboards and posterboard when you can have a whole wall??? 

When we have a house of our very own, my office is getting paint with that stuff.  I already told Husband.

Anyway, back to the revisions...  I think I've got the beginning hashed out.  I know what the character's motivation, conflict and goals are - I just need to make sure they're cohesive throughout the scene.  Because frankly, right now, they're all over the place.

So, back to work. 

What are you up to this fine day?  And do you want IdeaPaint as badly as I do?


  1. Idea paint sounds really cool! No more sticky notes all over my wall.

  2. Love that whole IdeaPaint thing! It's like Etch A Sketch without all the shaking that makes your arms sore. :P

  3. Oh my gosh, I totally want some idea paint!

  4. Guh. That would be SO AWESOME! Unfortunately, our walls are this kind of early 90's suburban textured stuff, so I'll have to stick with the whiteboard.

    Good luck with your revisions! I've got some serious writing and revising to do before the week is out, too.