Nanowrimo- Not Just Another Pretty Phrase

Pardon the extended absence, I’ve been knee deep in fiction creation all November, indulging in the whirlwind of mass prose known as Nanowrimo. As any of  you involved in the Nano know, it’s a lonely business. Aside from write-ins and forum procrastination, there is no human interaction.

After battling around countless distractions and an enjoyable autumn jaunt to Seattle, I was able to get back on task and finish, yesterday, with a full day to spare. Now it’s time for the much less frenetic re-write … and re-write … and re-write. Getting 50,000 words of raw first draft down is akin to a gardener tilling spring soil. It fosters nearly endless possibilities.

If I were the Nanowrimo czar, I would pick a different month. To get my daily 1667 words written during November, I had to feign indifference toward EWU football, the Maui Invitational, our first snow, my short fiction addiction, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and mid-term politics.

Tell me, fellow wrimos, will you do it again? I know I will. Those of you still straddling the fence, check out www.nanowrimo.org  You only have eleven months left before Nanowrimo 2011.

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2 responses to “Nanowrimo- Not Just Another Pretty Phrase

  1. Welcome back to lame duck days and travails—-So that’s where you’ve been —-but we’re glad that you kept up the good connections anyway— so that now frees up December for some serious winter play times, and tuning up the snow blower —–now get ready for basketball madness in a few weeks , with elder brothers contesting as though they had the true hoops scoops—- here in the warm rain we’ll be watching this site, and the sights on the WDOT cams showing your worst snowboundness times—-plus the coming tussle in the snow at Pulman with fingers crossed , and bowl appetites whetted by last week’s one great game finishing play —- Huskies love snow— cats hate it —- and ’twill be for good reson, we hope—- s/ Sammamish hibernators

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