Supernatural Novel: Day 12

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Day’s Verse:
And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Mark 2:5 (context)
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— March, 18XX+1 —

March 2, 18XX+1

I come with great reluctance to this document, for I must record the dreadful truth. Yet no amount of cowardly avoiding the truth can change the bitter reality that Charlotte has contracted my terrible disease. She, too, awoke from her deep coma and immediately attempted to attack one of the servants, who sat in watch over his sessile mistress. He narrowly escaped, terrified, and alerted me immediately. I procured the fresh brains of a cow and, upon offering them to my much-changed wife, watched in horror as she consumed them with as much finery as a wolf falling upon its prey. I stood by as she for whom etiquette and most particularly correct utensil placement and use were once paramount gathered fistfuls of bloody, still-hot, delicious brains and shoved them into her mouth like an animal. Continue Reading >>

I Am So Not Into My Novel

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Day’s Verse:
“Render the hearts of this people insensitive,
Their ears dull,
And their eyes dim,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their hearts,
And return and be healed.”

Isaiah 6:10
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I don’t know why, but this year I am having a really hard time even wanting to sit down and write my Really Bad Novel. It’s not that the story line and writing quality are really bad; I expect that. In fact, based on no real evidence except my feelings, I think the overall story for this NaNoWriMo is actually going better than in years past. But I am just disgusted with my characters. Ian is the only reader who seems to enjoy it, and he helped me make up the plot, so he’s really more obligated to like it. Personally, I’d like to give up on it…except I’m almost halfway there, and I hate to quit. And even if nobody else reads my posts (and this is not a plea to have people weigh in on my novel — I do not expect anybody to read it. I certainly don’t go back and read what I’ve already written. I know it’s junk.), I still feel like I should finish what I started. Continue Reading >>