I simply had to use this word today. You see, I’ve been struggling with my Olympus book 2 since November. I began it for NaNo and wrote 54k words just to get through the month. But when I tried to continue with it, I had trouble. Things just were not clicking. If you remember, I wrote book 1 in a single month because I couldn’t stop writing. It’s like the book wrote itself. That is so not happening with book 2.
You see, I was being hardheaded. I wanted to keep one particular aspect of the story the same so I wrote and rewrote the beginning at least a dozen times, but never got any further than 200 pages. It just didn’t feel right. So yesterday I decided the only thing for me to do was to drop my original plot idea and embrace another. I ended up writing 4k yesterday.
Now what does this have to do with this crazy word I’ve mentioned in the title of this post? Well, couillon (pronounced: koo-yon), means imbecile, fool, crazy person, or funny person. It can also be used as an adjective that would mean foolish, crazy, or funny.
When I decided to rewrite this entire book, I thought to myself, “I’m a couillon! Who rewrites an entire story when they have so much already written?!” Then later when I thought about my original idea, I thought, “Mais, that was a couillon idea! This one is so much better!”
You see why I had to share this with you today? Couillon is one of those words that I use in reference to myself. I tend to lean more towards the “crazy” part of the definition though. *cough*
Do you think you’ll be able to use this word? Several of you seem to have taken these Cajun French words as your own, which I love. Can you see yourself using couillon in the near future?
By the way! Yup, you got it. I’m being interviewed again. And having a giveaway. Again. (I love Forrest Gump.) This time I’m over at Rachel Firasek’s blog. I hope you’ll stop by and join the fun!