Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10 - Day 11

Hey everybody, how are ya doin'. I'm exhausted. I went to be around 2am and still could not sleep. (I hate it when blogger will not recognize contractions) Got up fairly early and started back in on the 'project that haunts me'. This would be my NaNoWriMo project. It's taking on a life of it's own and writing the story for me. That should be a good thing. Right? Well,I'm not so sure.

I'm over 30k word into this thing and I feel like somebody else is writing it. Is anyone else experiencing this. Maybe it a NaNo phenomena. This is my first time, so I really don't know what to expect. I like my characters too much. I'm having a hard time doing terrible things to them, but if I don't where is the tension? Nobody wants to see the nice guy win? or do they? I'm not sure anymore.

From some of the blogs that I follow I see NaNo taking it's toll on a lot of people. When I first decided to do this my husband was appalled.(That happens a lot, with things I want to do. Don't get me wrong, he always let's me, encourages me even, but he's appalled a lot.) He wanted to know why? I told him it was like running a Marathon (like I have any idea what that is). Primarily, it's to know you did it. Now it's changed. I really want to tell this story. I'm addicted, attached, committed, in over my head. Please tell me it's not just me.

Before I go completely off the deep end here are the quotes from the last two days.

11/9 - If this is what a thirty percent chance of survival looks like I can't imagine twenty or ten.

11/10 - This morning I have a whole new respect for folks needing their friends to grieve with them.

Yeah, I've been busy.

I'm done for tonight. I have got to get some sleep. Let me know what you think.  I'm enjoying this music thing,so let me post another song that relates to my NaNo project. Again one of my favorite artists. Ray LaMontagne. "Hold You in My Arms". ENJOY!

Tonight I'm so fried, who knows where the commas live.


  1. Last year I started NaNo not knowing what I'd write. After a few thousand words, a story unfolded and kept going. I didn't get to the full word count, but I was pleased I at least did NaNo. Recently, I looked at what I wrote and was surprised. The story was really good, but obviously needs much editing. Congrats on 30K

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