Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stick a fork in me...

Fourchette dans le Léman
By Muriel from Lyon, France
(Fourchette dans le Léman), 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.


  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.

  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.

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

  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!

  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. :)

  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...

  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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