So, it may take a village to raise a child, but I'd also like to think it takes a few kind souls to prod an would-be author into finishing something.
NANOWRIMO FAST APPROACHES!--and methinks this year, I will make a Nano writing filter for my lj. SHOCKING I KNOW. But I am declaring my intention, because I want to know if anyone wants on said filter, either because you're nano-ing as well, or you just want to see what it is my wicked and slightly-used-and-worn-around-the-edges-
but-still-serviceable brain can come up with on a little sleep and lots of caffeine.
So, comment if you want on the Nano filter, and are ok with putting up with my nano-nonsense. AND DON'T WORRY--I'm not going to be insulted if you don't want on it. SERIOUSLY. But I won't put you on it unless you're ok with me spamming your f-list with (...hopefully) daily posts.
In other news, I spent this evening making my nano binder. I found that I'm most successful with Nano when I get creative. Or, just surround myself with things that keep my brain interested in the tale I'm concocting. in 2005, it was drawings I came up with for my tale. In 2007, it was the drawings, AND a themed binder and soundtrack. So, as I don't fix things that ain't broke, I've been doodling, and my binder it ready to be filled to the brim with my 2009 Novel!( Just look for yourself! If this binder doesn't get my brain wanting to write about the things it alludes too, I'm DOOMED. )
BUT...I do ask a boon from all of you on my f-list. You see, I need a writing soundtrack. Badly. I've only got about 4 songs on it so far: two version of "March of the Wooden Soldiers", a march for Company B from my workplace (dated 1880ish), and some songs from La Vita E Bella
If you'd be SO kind...
If you have anything that feels/screams/suggests a fairy!tale!Ozian! young adult adventure comedy with thrills, chills, orphans, wooden soldiers, bogeys, krumpus, dark woods, deep caves, tricks, lies, job loss, house foreclosure, families-what-are-constructed-not-born, crooked men, silly kings, brother/sister biffles, toymakers, town-shakers, candlestick-makers, would-be murderers and near misses, boys-who-can-not-shudder, sensible girls with sheep, balls of string, well-made tools, china-doll girls and puppet boys, reluctant generals, a dash of romance, a helping of absurdity and a couple of Tweedles!--
...Oddly enough, Scott Joplin works a little too well for all the above.
But if would be so kind as to share what songs you have with me--well, I have nothing to give but gratitude, but REST ASSURED I have gratitude in SPADES. SPADES I TELL YOU.