Or, why I carry notebooks around.
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.
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.
“I don’t know,” I said.
“What do you see when you look at the horizon?”
Final word count for today: 16,687
“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! 😉
I wrote absolutely nothing at all.
I don’t like catching up but I am going to have to.
All the while having no idea where this thing is going.
All around me things were moving through each other.
Sorry to be so vague with the 1st and last sentences today. Total word count: 13,412.
I was on the floor a second later, fully expecting the pain to start not much long after.
Apparently we need shadows more than we realize.
Total word count: 11,733.
“Man, I am confused.”
It was quite good tea.
Total word count 8,833. Written during train commute. (Like this post.)