car·ni·val (kär'nə-vəl) n. : The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent. [Italian carnevale, from Old Italian carnelevare: carne, meat (from Latin caro, carn-) + levare, to remove (from Latin levare, to raise).] lit. "farewell to the flesh"
You know, my brain *could* let me in on its clever little puns before I have 40K of book written.
But then, where would be the fun?
In other news, I have determined that I am, in fact, deep in Middle Of The Book, and that's why I don't feel like working on this damned thing. But work on it I must. And really, I only have about 70K left to write.
Soonest begun, first ended.