Saturday, November 1, 2008

One thousand eight hundred fourteen words!

YOU read that title correctly! Day One of Nanowrimo and I've got 1,814 words this morning before 9 a.m. I am feeling so proud of myself, so good, so clean, so pure.
Nonny nonny boo boo! But I'd better shut up because one day soon you will hear/read me whining that I've had so much to do I haven't written Word One.
It comes, it goes; it waxes, it wanes. But, still, it's begun, and that's the important part.
The working title is "Not So's You'd Notice." The heroine is "Nellie." She is in Klamath Falls right now. She had to leave a job in Portland, Ore., and return home to help her mother care for her grandmother. It's 1920, her father is an invalid due to a logging accident, and Nellie will soon be working in logging camps feeding the hungry workers.
This just has "bestseller" written all over it. Well, it will, as soon as I put in the ghost whispering and mob whacking. (Just kidding.) Did you hear the sing-song voice I used to say "just kidding"?
So bring on the coffee, the late nights, typing in my car on the laptop during work lunch breaks - I'm ready for it.
Let me know how your Nanowrimo word counts go. Looking for a buddy? You can search for me by name, femminismo; or novel title, Not So's You'd Notice. Genre: Creative fiction. Let me know your Nanowrimo name so we can connect - femminismo
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Candace said...

And so it begins... the kernel of your tale sounds enticing.
Mine is untitled as of yet.

I have to do my writing at night, always, no matter how late the work goes. Weekends are wonderful, but I will be away this year in another land during the last huge push. So I am trying for DOUBLE counts before I leave. (Yes, just kidding, I wish I could say, too, but that's the way it has to be this year.)

Take care!

KathrynAntyr said...

Ooohhh good luck with your writing challenge. My dear friend invited me to join Nanorimo and I just don't have time. I'm already over committed. But, I will be writing every day just not pushing for the same goal.

You go girl!
xoxo k