Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNoWriMo - SLOW start...

The site is down.  My user account shows up as an invalid user with a php error on the site.  Things are off to a slow start in the world of NaNoWriMo this year.  To top it off, I gave up writing after just 350 words this evening - the first night.

Where is my motivation?  What is going on with me this go-round?  Is it the World Series?  Is it the knowing how some of the story will go?  Is it the weather?  I have no answers.  I just know that I've got a long road ahead if I am going to reach that 50,000 word goal.

Like the little train that has graduated from children's story to cliche', I know I can do it.  Once I find my rhythm, things will flow from my fingertips.  Right now, I have nearly written more words for this blog post than I have for my next novel.  It should come easier than this.  After all, I know the characters.  I know the setting.  I know some of the plot elements.  It is lying in wait, bubbling just below the surface.  I can feel the words coursing through my veins, my capillaries, my arteries.  I feel the ebb and flow of story movement, and like a flood of water behind a dam, once the crack is forged, things will come fast and hard, leaving certain death and destruction in its path.

"Lost Summer" may start out as a trickle, but soon, it will rush through, over and around the folks of Appleton!  What will remain in its wake?

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