Friday, 9 December 2016

NaNoWriMo snippets (sort of)

Just so we're clear, NaNoWriMo took my brain, diced it with a lightsaber, dunked it in the lava of Mustafa and gave it to Kylo Ren to throw against the wall when he gets angry. (Obviously, I'm in the mood for the next Star Wars to just come out already.) 

My NaNo manuscript is in no way ready for show and tell, so instead of snippets from my actual manuscript I thought I'd share some writing I did while I was supposed to be slam-dunking my word count for the day. (This is probably the reason why my brain is nothing but scattered pieces of the Death Star. (Episode VIII where are you?!?!)) 

"How cool is it that the same God who created mountains
and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the
world needed one of you, too?" Just in case you
couldn't read my writing.
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It is 10:25pm, which isn't really late for me but I have siblings to drive to school and work in the morning and I've never really been a morning person anyways. I'm up late writing my WIP for NaNoWriMo because I haven't hit my word count yet because I had to work unexpectedly today, but I don't really mind. I love these quiet nights. It's just the glow of my screen, the dull clicks of my keyboard, the blue flashing light from my headphones, the soft, swaying chords of the indie music falling down my ear canals. It's just the words and I, and no one else. No expectations. No demons from the back of my mind. No one looking over my shoulder to read and judge and stare and critique. No worries, no stress of everything I have to do yet haven't done yet. 

It's just the clicks
the blue flashing light
the chords
the glowing screen
the quiet
and the words.


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How's everyone doing? I feel like I've been out of the loop for too long. 

4 comments:

  1. I like this! :) NaNo can really take it out of a person. I wish I was able to participate. But I'm kinda glad I didn't because school was already crazy. :/

    Congrats on NaNoWri! I hope you're doing well!

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    1. Ha, thanks :D Yep, I'm still recovering, I think. It's definitely not for everyone every year, I don't know how people do it with school and stuff, I only had work. Thanks Ashley!

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  2. That was very peaceful and lovely! I feel like I have been out of the loop myself ... I want to say "YOU WROTE A BOOK CONGRATS N STUFF" but maybe when I read more recent posts I'll have something more substantial to say! So for now ... happy Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I really appreciate that! THANK YOU!! And merry (very late) Christmas right back at your!

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