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It would help if she at least opened her word processing program.

I had a fit of inspiration a few years ago and started a manuscript, writing from December 2008 to February 2009. Creativity comes in bursts for me, and I quickly switch from one project to another. This comic, in fact, is one of the few projects I've stuck with for any period of time. This week, though, I reopened the manuscript and began writing again. Will it last this time? Who knows!

Today is my mother's birthday, and I want to recognize everything she's done for me. When I was very young, I composed lots of short stories. I would draw the illustrations, and my mother would write the words I dictated to her. This allowed me to play with language much more than I would have otherwise, not being held back by concerns about handwriting or spelling. I became a storyteller because of this gift from my mother. Mom, thank you. Happy birthday.


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tuuli_chan
Jul. 20th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
It would help if she at least opened her word processing program.

Yes! That's one of the hardest steps. And writing the first sentence, too...

Mmm... Hokusai on the wall. <3
temalyen
Jul. 20th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Speaking of the first sentence, I did NaNoWriMo in 2008 and couldn't think of anything to write the first day. I wrote "There has to be something to write." out of frustration, and then decided to make that the first sentence of the novel. There we go, done! (It turned into a novel about a writer who had writer's block, and I ended up mocking the first sentence later on in it.)
daireen
Jul. 21st, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Nano rocks so frikkin hard. :D
Unfortunately, my last novel barely passes as one. For all that I won, once I excised all the dreck and dream sequences and just plain bad writing, I only had about 20K good words left. :\

Here's hoping this year rocks harder.
temalyen
Jul. 21st, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Nano rocks so frikkin hard. :D
I did it twice, in 2003 and 2008. I stopped shortly after 50k words in each and never did anything with them after that. I never even finished either of them. Ugh.

Not sure if I want to try Nano again this year. I'm 2 for 2 with Nano so far and don't want to break my perfect record, heh.
txanne
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
What's her desktop pic?

And boy, do I relate. I remember this one time I almost turned a paper in late because I was doing needlework instead. *facepalm*
daireen
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
Girl Genius!
I have that very one. :D

And is that diploma from the U of MN? (if so, squee)

And also, yay, my mom did the same thing. I still have some of those old "books," and whoa. So bizarre.
kimonos_house
Jul. 21st, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
University of Bloomshire. It's north of Ponyville. :D
kimonos_house
Jul. 21st, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
It is Girl Genius, indeed! Agatha chasing a dingbot. ^_^
retsuko
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Wysteria is very sweet! I love how she's so helpful even though she suspects her advice will fall on deaf ears. :)
musewrangler
Jul. 20th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hah! Take your laptop to the library, Minty. Or camp out at a friend's house where you can get some quiet time in a different environment. And temporarily disable your wireless. That's my advice.

(Also, wine! Wine instead of soda. XD)

If I sat down to write with a box of chocolates like that, the entire box would be gone before I got around to opening Word. It would be pathetic. I do kind of wish I had an interesting headband to wear while writing, though.

...Now I want chocolates.
kimonos_house
Jul. 21st, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Kimono hasn't gotten Minty into wine yet, but I see she's convinced her of the charms of better chocolate. ;)
daireen
Jul. 21st, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
Small spelling error in first panel: "Why, that's wondferful."


Hey Minty, try Write or Die! That'll get the gears rolling... :D

Edited at 2011-07-21 03:14 am (UTC)
kimonos_house
Jul. 21st, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
AUGH, thank you! I have something to fix on #289, too, so I'll do that real quick...
allisonbtaylor
Oct. 4th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
Hi! I'm sorry to comment so late (I just recently found KT and am currently reading through the archives)... but I think Minty should know that her idea's already been done. There's a webcomic called "Last Blood" (unfortunately full of R-rated language and violence), which almost exactly does what Minty's describing.

I won't post a link because you understandably want to keep the comic all-ages-friendly, but it's pretty easy to find if you're interested.
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