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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

NaNoWriMo Day: 9
Words Written: 15,269
Words Remaining:

Well I did watch 'The Curse of Noel Edmonds' last night (and very informative it was too. He's more than just an annoying tit in a beard. He also gave the world Mike Smith), after which I went to bed, where I lay awake for some time considering the advice of Chris 'NaNoWriMo' Baty, and promptly decided to abandon my plans to send my main character to the pub, in favour of having him kidnapped by a giant goose. Which made sense at the time, I swear.

It was clearly a stroke of some genius, and I immediately got up from my bed and wrote another 400 words in my pyjamas, which sounds like the kind of lifestyle rarely seen outside an episode of Wife Swap.

Happily, this decision enabled me to make numerous references to Mirkin's goose being cooked, going on a wild goose chase, looking for Mother Goose, and comments such as "have a gander at this goose". Though I'd like to point out that I've limited myself to just one use of the phrase "goose juice". It's a writer's job to exercise self-control, and I didn't want to go overboard.

So all in all, the novel's going well.