It’s week four of NaNoWriMo 2013 and my hero has “fessed up” to some of his lies. The sisters are plotting like crazy. The heroine is falling for the hero (finally) and the plot is thickening faster than gravy with cornflour. Oh yes, and I passed 50,000 words last night. My fifth win out of seven NaNos.
I spoke too soon last week about this November being relatively trauma free. It took four days to fix our heating (needed a new boiler and a hard-water flush of the entire system) and unfortunately Real Life intervened again with a family funeral (DH’s uncle). May he rest in peace, a lovely gentleman. He’ll be missed.
It’s a strange problem to have, but passing 50K at this point (six writing days left in the month) is tricky. As ML, I could easily dedicate the remaining time to planning an amazing TGIO (Thank Goodness it’s Over party held in the real world after the 30th of November), moderating the forums, and to writing encouraging pep emails to my participants. As a mother I could dive into Christmas preparations. There are decorations to unearth, presents to buy, and at least two Christmas play costumes to make (anybody have any good ideas on how to make a Grinch costume?). As a friend I know I need to spend some time re-connecting online and in person with the people who make my world a better place. As a crafter I am dying to get started on CraftHope’s latest project – super hero capes for kids in need. If you can sew, even a little bit, consider making them some.
But as a writer I know the story’s not finished. There are 13 more chapters to write.
So the answer is simple – keep writing.
Until next week (when I’ll be back wordfooling with unusual words), happy reading and writing,
Grace / Wordfoolery / ML for Ireland NorthEast
Day 25 wordcount: 50, 131