Yeah. I got nothing. Well, I got 18,421 words. That’s not enough to make a novel – if even that was what it was to begin with.

I quit writing. I wrote on the 12th and then on the 13th I didn’t find the time and then on the 14th I didn’t find the urge. On the 15th I knew I had made the right decision. NaNoWriMo 2015 is not ending with a diploma for me. No certificate, no cheering cartoons, no t-shirt shipped to this side of the ocean. Not for me anyway; there are plenty of NL folks still going strong and I am sure they will make it to the end. It’s just that I won’t.

This is the right thing to do. I am ending this effort and taking it off my already extensive to-do list.

I wish everyone in the big race to the 50,000 words lots of luck of inspiration. Perhaps I will be there with you again next year.


NaNoWriMo 2015, day 12 ep. 2

He raised his eyes to where the horizon was.

We followed him inside.

Total word count: 18,421.

I never believed in pep talks.
I always despised motivational speeches.
I used to doubt by default anyone who tried to tell me how the world works.
Until Neil Gaiman.
First he did this commencement speech.
Then he wrote a NaNoWriMo pep talk.
Damn your eyes, mr. Gaiman! Damn your eyes!
You’ll make a follower of me yet.

NaNoWriMo 2015, day 10 ep. 1

“Just a regular mirror in my cell.”

“Oh hey!” he said, “Church over?”

The word count is now 15,066. This is after the first catch-up run for yesterday’s failure to write anything.
I will now continue to write and hopefully get a little closer to where I am supposed to be.
Which is at 16,667. Only 1,601 words to go! 😉