Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Word-vomit, pillow-fights and camping

Right, I've given myself a choice: either word-vomit myself a blog post NOW or I have to post the somewhat embarrassing pillow-fight with my muse that I wrote last night. Guess which choice I'm going for?
"If we're going to pillow-fight, we'd better make it fair," Siana said. She shoved her pillow right to the end of the pillowcase and stood up, holding her 'fighting pillow' up in the most threatening way she could manage.
"Why are we...?" Scott started. Siana hit him across the head with her pillow before he could finish the question.
"Why are we having a pillow fight?" Scott asked, catching the pillow as Siana took another swing.
"Because you were looking crabby and you wouldn't talk," Siana said.
"Crabby?" Scott demanded.
"Yeah, and you've gone all broody and ignory again."
"All what?"
"Never mind. What are you - my editor?"

*coughs awkwardly*

I was going to go for the word-vomit, actually. I thought I might talk about Camp NaNoWriMo, trilogies that refuse to stop at three books...

What do you mean, you would have preferred to read about the pillow-fight?

Yeah, this blog post isn't really going well. It's probably more entertaining than something serious, though, so I guess I'll keep ploughing on and see if I stumble across something interesting. That's a surprisingly effective strategy when WriMo-ing season rolls around, by the way. It also works to let the characters get irritated with the lack of action and go and cause some mayhem. If you're not too attached to a few of your other characters, anyway.

Now, about the trilogy-that-isn't-a-trilogy and Camp NaNoWrimo. They're linked by the fact that the June session of Camp is where I'm going to be writing the fourth book of my ex-trilogy. If you feel so inclined, you can read what I pretend is a synopsis on my Camp novel info page. At some point I'm planning on replacing that with a real synopsis, but the curse of the pantser is that I really don't know a lot about what happens in the story at this point. I have a list of questions that need to be answered during the story and I know some of the characters - okay, one of the characters - but finding out the rest is going to be an adventure.

Right, that should keep my blog not-quite-dead for a couple more days. I was supposed to post at least four times in May, so I'd better get a move on with three more posts.


  1. Siana, you really should finish that pillow fight. ROFLOL I was wondering who would win.

    Speaking of rescuing a blog in danger of dying a slow death, I really should post something over on mine. LOL Hmmm maybe something exciting that happened today. Nah, no one wants to hear about my dogs barking at something I can't see....

    Anyway, nice post, Siana! Oh, and watch the forums. I'm about to post a publishers submission request! Yes, you heard/read that right. I was just at the site, and they have a submission request going. Two actually, so watch PlotMo, NaMay and AoE. I'll be posting on all three. Same wording, so if you read it on one, you don't have to read it on another unless you just want to.

    Oops, did I just highjack your blog, Siana? I'm so sorry. Oh! Be sure and finish writing up that pillow fight. I have a bet down as to who wins. hehehe

    Happy Plotting & Writing!
    Amy P. Reed &

  2. Hi! I'm creating a blog post featuring all the bloggers I can find who are participating in this years Camp NaNoWriMo and blogging about it. Would it be okay with you if I include you blog in my post?~Raine

  3. Oops... you mean pillow-fights have winners?

  4. Raine, I'd love to be included. Now if only i can stick to my plan of actually blogging during camp...

  5. Yes, pillow fights have winners.

    Prize for the winner: getting hit with a pillow.

    Prize for the loser: getting hit with a pillow.

    Nice post. =) At least you blogged something! I haven't touched mine in far too long. I suppose, now that I've commented on the Blogging thread, that this now means I should actually post something... xD

    Anyway, good luck blogging during Camp. I am going to try to do the same, but knowing myself, I don't know if I can keep up with God of Ephemera AND write. xD