Along with all the fantastic pep talks sent through from NaNoWriMo HQ (as previously mentioned), there are also a great deal of dedicated ways to procrastinate - including an entire Procrastination Station where you can choose what to faff around with on a particular day.
I must say I steeled myself against looking at any of these escapes whilst battling my way through the novel but now I'm done...I've really been enjoying myself. Here's one, for example, and knowing me as you do peeps, you'll already have guessed I had this lined up in my brain:
If your novel was a movie, what song would play during the credits?
Opening Credits - "Je t'aime moi non plus'" - Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
Closing Credits "Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues/ Kirsty MacCall
I must credit the delightfully talented Natalie Paquette for the beautiful photograph I have used in the book cover design. Now and again, I drop by Natalie's online gallery - FetishFaerie - since I stumbled upon her on deviantART a while ago. Her photos create stories of their own without the need for any words, and they always have such a rich, luxuriant "visual feel". Stunning - and thanks again, Natalie!
Anyway, this is all so much fun: and then the re-writing starts...arf. Must remind myself to update my word count again after the 25th November otherwise I wouldn't be deemed as having officially finished... and that would be a tad annoying, n'est pas?
Chapter One will be projecting itself onto the walls of Tenacious Towers pretty soon, as I thought it might be quite nice for the villagers to see the written word rather than just the usual three mile tangle of fairy lights that entwine the turrets every Christmas...
Until then - onwards.