Monday, November 5, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012

It's that time again: National Novel Writing Month. This year, I'm working on a story I'm really into. It's an adventure/fantasy piece and is more plot driven than anything I've written before. I'm staying interested and writing quickly even though I got three days behind due to illness. My other NaNo stories have been ridiculous, so I'm glad to have something this year I feel proud of and excited to work on. Sure, it's fun just going for the word count, but it's a much less painful process round about November 15th if I'm not writing gibberish.

More as the month progresses. For now, a tiny passage from my (unedited!) story:

To Lacy, special abilities, like seeing clearly in the dark, were as natural as being a fast runner is to us, or being able to balance so well you can walk a tightrope without a safety net below. But she had never known of a real magic like this existing outside of stories, like this ability of one person's touch to transport another to a mountaintop. For that matter, she’d never known of someone being taken over by the dark. She did, however, have the presence of mind to believe and accept what she saw for what it was—something she simply didn’t understand yet but that was, in the end, always understandable, if only she had the right information.

There it is, folks. Nothing brilliant, but brilliant ain't what NaNo's about!

Since I don't have any NaNo pictures (me staring with wrinkled brow at my computer screen), here are a few from Halloween. Candy was given away, potato soup and rum cake were enjoyed, Thriller was poorly danced to, and I got to dress up like a Hogwarts professor. Fun.