Last line from today..
"Who walks past a big dog to try to get to their obviously-injured owner? Foolish."
I am totally geeking out about all the little bits of stats the NaNoWriMo site gives you. They tell you your average word count, expected finishing date based on maintaining that average, and how many words per day you need to write to finish. So, since I'm a little bit ahead of the game, it tells me that I only need to write 1,600 words/day rather than the 1,667. If I can write a little extra every day, it will give me endless nerdy joy to see that number continue to go down. Kind-of like paying extra money off a loan every month. So good!
In an effort to kickstart my writing again, I have decided to participate in this month's National Novel Writing Month. I've wanted to do it for years, but have always looked at the month of November and thought 'You want me to add MORE to November?' ..and then run away screaming.
This November is no different than any other - there are choir concerts, Thanksgiving, and end of semester craziness. But I have been craving a regular writing schedule. Something to drive me to express myself with regularity, so NaNoWriMo seemed like a great way to foster that in myself. We have plans in place to start writing another Pick Your Plot book, and I am also hoping that by participating in NaNoWriMo I can prime my brain to create some quality content for that.
Though I don't anticipate that what I write for this will be suitable for public consumption, I did think it would be fun to share some bits with you all. So at the very least, I hope to post on here my last line of each day. I do not guarantee quality :) But hope you will enjoy the snippets.
My theme is 100 Memories. The memories will be a mix of my real memories and imagined ones, as well as maybe rewriting some memories as to how I wish they'd really ended. This promises to be quite the introspective activity. So here goes, my first 'last line' of #NaNoWriMo 2013:
"Is it by loving others that I will ensure that my eyes sparkle despite being shadowed by a wrinkled face? And is it shadow, or shelter?"