Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stick a fork in me...

Fourchette dans le Léman
By Muriel from Lyon, France
(Fourchette dans le Léman)
...no, that's not the prelude to a steamy session of kink. (More's the pity.)

I'm done with NaNo. I'm calling it a little early, but call it I must. I managed two chapters but didn't clear even 10K words, much less near 50K.

C'est finis.

I dunno. Something, she ne marche pas bien, in my head. Something's not working.

I'm not raking myself over the coals for it, though. Even though I do have this honking huge fork, which'd likely be great for raking...

I'll figure this out.


In an unrelated story, here's a groovy, though NSFW (and/or children), tune that dropped, as the youths say, a few months ago. Have you heard it? Go on, give it a listen. It's damnably catchy.






8 comments:

  1. Not being a writer, I don't understand the fascination with managing to write a novella in the space of one month. I mean, the point should be good writing, not how many words. You definitely shouldn't rake yourself over the coals about it. NaNoWriMo seems a bit much from where I'm sitting. I think it's great that you found the time in your busy life to get as many words written that worked for you in such a short time. Time to relax and let the words come when they will.

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  2. At least NaNo prompted you to get some writing done! You may not have made it to 50k, but any writing accomplished counts as a victory.

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  3. You could use that honking big fork to rake for clams. (a suggestion you'd only get from a Cape Codder. lol)

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  4. I tried NaNo years ago, back when I still wrote novels, and none of my attempts were ever all that successful, either. Challenges like that just don't click with everybody, I think. That's great how you were able to accomplish a couple chapters, at the very least!

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  5. You wrote something, and that's great. I think it's important to listen though, when you know things aren't right. I have a few novels that probably never should have been written, but it's all part of the journey. :)

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  6. I had to call it quits on NaNo a few years back. It just wasn't in the cards for me that year. I went on to win the next couple of times, though.

    Celebrate your two chapters. It's more than a lot of people (me.) have accomplished this month. Or this year...

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  7. I get that people love the idea of writing a novel (sort of half a novel) in a month especially if a whole bunch of other people are doing it. I've tried it twice. But, for me at least, a good novel doesn't explode out of me in a month. It's better to write every month at whatever pace makes sense for the writer's life.

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