NaNoWrimo: The Beginning

Great White Shark Pumpkin

It all began with a text message saying, “Are you up for the first word war of the season?”  During a word war, a group of us write insanely on our manuscripts for a predetermined period of time, and whoever writes the most is declared the winner.  It’s a motivational tool for NaNoWriMo, and I find them extremely effective.  The first word war began at midnight, marking the beginning of this year’s NaNo.

It was a disaster.  I have been so extremely busy and distracted that I haven’t had the time to dream about my story like I usually do.  My inspiration and writing was stilted.  No no no!!

Then I came to my senses.  It was only the first day.  I’ve been stewing on the plot every spare second, and I still believe that magic will happen.

I also had a short piece go up at With Painted Words. It’s called “Ephemerality” and it’s based on an absolutely gorgeous  picture created by Chris Howard.  I’ve quite enjoyed checking out his work.

All right!  Back to NaNoing, all!

0 Comments on “NaNoWrimo: The Beginning”

  1. Ephemerality is such a beautiful piece!
    Kudos for it, it really painted a clear picture so that when I looked at the artwork (after reading your piece), it was exactly as I imagined it would be.

    As for NaNo…have faith!

  2. I always feel funny about killing a black widow. It is kind of like killing a super hero or something. What, no parade of mourners or anything?

  3. Thanks for reading the story, you guys.

    As for the Black Widow…it’s too cold for the kids to play in the backyard, so she still lives.

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