Unedited Excerpts of the Very, Very Bad Novel I Wrote in November 2012

PAGE 69 It is a landscape of a song: greens and yellows, lulls like hillsides, crags and cliffs as notes strike and shiver, the sun in the mouth of a singer that would foretell their deaths. They listen, Henrietta’s weight shifting until their thighs are touching ever so slightly, and she can smell butter and […]

Update #10

USER: EMMA HAS INPUT SELF-DESTRUCT MECHANISM IN SENTIENT ROBOT. UPDATES TO TERMINATE PREMATURELY. 1. How Emma has been feeling Useless, a little heartbroken. But somehow content! Somehow in love with my story, impossibly! I have been going around my grade and asking people how they feel about love. This is half-meant as investigation for my novel. […]

Update #9

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. What Emma wrote on her seventh day of NaNoWriMo, November 7, 2010 I’ve hit the 10,000 word mark. Now I have roughly […]

Update #8

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. What Emma wrote on her fifth day of NaNoWriMo, November 5, 2010 I haven’t written in two days. But now I have […]

Update #7

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. What Emma’s homeroom teacher said about her on the first parent-teacher conference “I think Emma’s made a lot of progress socially! She […]

Update #6

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. What Emma wrote on her second day of NaNoWriMo, November 2, 2010 If I hated my writing yesterday, today I find it […]

Update #5

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. What Emma wrote on her first day of NaNoWriMo, November 1, 2010 I’ve written 1908 words now, and I hate almost all […]

Update #4

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. Emma’s dream: September 3, 2010 I dream a girl is trying to cut my foot off. Later she chases me through the […]

Update #3

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. What Emma wrote on October 31, 2010 5:13 PM It’s Halloween, and my mother pours all the candy into an orange plastic […]

Update #2.

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH. 1. Emma’s dream: August 10, 2010 Father and I are overlooking a concentration camp. It is in ruins. The sky is orange-black. There […]