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Gray days? In Midland? {day 2}

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Today is officially the second day of Nanowrimo. It is also an actually overcast day here in the desert! Thrilling! I love gray weather. It reminds me of London (one of the places I’m going to when I get the chance).

Let me tell you, it’s easy while you’re peppy on the first day to sit down and write a million words. But on the second day, it’s a bumload harder. If you wrote equal to or more words than you did yesterday, you win just smashingly! If you wrote less than yesterday, you still win, just not as much. And if you didn’t write at all, go write. Write now! NOW!

A couple days before Nanowrimo started, I got a fortune cookie. It read:

FORGE AHEAD WITH YOUR NEW IDEAS
Panda Express – Panda Inn

Word for word. #truestory

So that little slip of paper is sitting on my bulletin board right now, beckoning me to stay creative. (Along with my amazing amateur art drawing from a couple days ago, my number from my horse show, and a bunch of other random stuff.)

And here is my fave paragraph today:

Thunder watched him. His eyes were fully closed now. His mouth was brought down in a subtle frown, his topline level, his tail still. He was breathing shallowly, like he was asleep, but every now and then his ears would follow the sounds in the stable, especially when Okie hiccuped. Then they’d dart in that direction.

Remember, I’m on Nanowrimo as blackiesunshine315. Find me!

Yours truly,

Tess

 

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It’s here… {Day 1}

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It’s time to shine, writers. Let’s rock this November with so many words, your eyeballs will bug out.

 

Here’s an excerpt from day 1:

“I really like jokes, Thumper. Just yesterday, Bandit, he’s mean, that guy is, told me I was a joke. And everyone started laughing. I don’t know why. Am I really that funny?”

“No, you’re dignified enough.”

“Shoot.” Okie frowned. “I thought I was funny.”

I’m planning on giving a sebtence or two that I’ve liked every day. Maybe they’ll be inspiration…?

What are your word-count goals this year? I’m not on the YWP anymore, so I can’t look you guys up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be Nanobuddies here!

Thumbs up to Clara and Lexie for trying the real deal!

Hoping I’ll stay this enthusiastic (and hoping my going out of town this Thanksgiving won’t hose my goals over),

Tess

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Nanowrimo.org is LIVE!

(Just in case you were going to ask, The Mysterious Benedict Society came to mind whilst I was writing the title. “LIVE, spelled backwards, is EVIL…”)

Now, onto actual news. Nanowrimo.org and the YWP website are both live! You can now enter your new novel, update your writing badges, etc. And they have a new PLANTSER BADGE! I’d deemed myself a plantser long before there was a badge, but still!

Also, the YWP has a new Beta site, I think, so you’ll have to check it out for me. 😉

My profile is here: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/blackiesunshine315

See ya there!

-Tess