Friday, October 29, 2010

Where's My Eye-patch, Dammit?

Almost time to dig up my blonde wig and comb it out, but I never found a samurai sword... Maybe no one will notice. I may need to get a new eye-patch, since I have no idea where I put it, and I can't be Elle Driver without an eye-patch, but I can get a nice comfortable one at the drug store. Go figure. Anyway, you can never have too many eye-patches. I've been trying to get my friends to dress up as Beatrix Kiddo and Gogo Yubari, but apparently those costumes involve a little more work than mine.

Anyone else going with a group theme? Wizard of Oz is classic, but once in college I went to a party where I ran into the cast of Seinfeld. I mean, if you saw these people separately you wouldn't say "Hey, that guy is a ringer for George Costanza." But together, It was eerie how they really made it work.

Funny how it's the little details that make a story work, too. Like when I try to reread The Hunger Games since Mockingjay, that damn cat Buttercup gets me so choked up I can't even read the first chapter. The way Scott Westerfeld and James Dashner use made-up slang to pull us that much farther into their world. I'll always remember that witches are bald and have purple eyes and wear square toed shoes so their boxy feet will fit from Roald Dahl. It may have saved my life once...

Details like that are part of the reason I'm unplugging for November. *ducks decorative gourds*

No, it's not to do NaNo, but I want to wrap up my wip, and I feel like I need to devote more of myself to it than I have been. I need to write 40-50K words, and I want them to be good ones, so I feel like this is the perfect time to unplug with so many others around here fading into their NaNo projects. So, Auf Wiedersehen, so long for now, and don't eat too many peanut-butter cups, my lovelies. Save some for me! ;)

19 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Enjoy your November hiatus, Tere!!! I hope you accomplish everything you want!

And I do believe the important information in Roald Dahl's "The Witches" saved my life more than once, too... Heehee, Happy Halloween!!!

Krispy said...

Details are what make characters and places come alive! Will miss you in November, but I'll probably be having problems of my own. Haha. Hope you accomplish what you aim to!

I'll try very hard to save you a peanut butter cup, but at the rate my sister and I are going, we're going to be on our 4th bag soon!

As for a katana (yeah, I know it's Japanese but...), Chinatown. That's where I got mine. ;)

JEM said...

Good luck on the writing! I'm also stretching to finish my current WIP. Although I feel like a bit of a namby pamby now because I've only got about 10K words. But I don't have enough content to fill that 10K word count, so I sometimes feel like I'm pulling teeth.

Joanna St. James said...

alright then have fun in November and good luck with the WIP

Abby Annis said...

I know Elle's not a pirate, but I'm feeling an ARGH coming on. :) Have fun dressing up!

Enjoy your time away! I'd say I'll miss you, but you'll be hearing from me, probably daily. Don't worry. :)

Hannah Kincade said...

I can't make any promises about the pb cups but I will see you next month! I will be unplugged in November due to NaNo! woo-hoo!!

Happy Halloween!!

ali said...

Mmm. Peanut butter cups. Yum.

I love that you're doing a group theme. I've never done that. I think I might dress up as a clown in pj's, just to hand out candy. Or not. Usually I flake be nothing, because why dress up just for the kids at the door? Yes, yes I know. I'm very lame and should be flogged.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It's the perfect time - you're right! Good luck, and stop in every now and then to give us an update! :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, I'll miss you in November, but I completely understand. I hope you get all your words and that they all rock!

Melissa said...

It is the perfect time to unplug, for sure.

Jade said...

Good luck with finishing the WiP!

And Happy Halloween. (Is that what you say? Whatever. Eat lots of chocolate and lollies.)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I wish you a wonderful unplugged month. Sounds devine, actually.
Happy All Hallows, and I hope you find your eye-patch. I suddenly want one, too.

The Golden Eagle said...

Have a great November! :)

Happy Halloween!

Plamena said...

Good luck with the WiP and Happy Halloween : )

I'm going to try and finish my WiP by the end of November, too.

Emy Shin said...

A lot of people are unplugging for November to focus on their writing, which is a great thing. Good luck on your WiP!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Oh, peanut butter cups - one of my favorite things about Halloween! I`m a new follower, but I'll be slowing down until the end of November so i can do NaNo.

See you when you get back! You've got a great blog.

Susan R. Mills said...

Have a great break! We'll see you when you return.

Christina Farley said...

An unplugged month will do you so good. I kind of did that after we moved. I just didn't have time for it. But it was good for me to focus on everything else. I did feel a little disconnected though. I had no idea what was going on in the industry. But this is the time when things will be slowing down anyway.

Enjoy

Julie Dao said...

Sorry I missed you! Hope you have a great and productive unplug :) (And that is a seriously bad-ass idea for a Halloween costume.)