[photo courtesy Alexander Chee at NaNoWriMo]
Day 14 #NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo. I just like saying it. It’s a wonderful configuration and consonants and vowels and I like the way it rolls off the tongue. One of the things that makes writers writers, in addition to writing, is the attention to word placement, sentence structure, alliteration, evoked emotion, but for me, it’s especially the last one — emotion. How something makes the reader feel and the connection that comes of it is what I’m after. Also, that writing is cheaper than therapy. So off I go to write today before the actual day begins. I’m at 15,055 words as of COB yesterday which is 6,616 off the mark, but I’m undaunted. The goal for me was never to hit the word count everyday, just to get to the computer every day. And it’s happening. I wrote my (so far) only novel, Oil and Water, in nine months doing just this very thing, getting to the computer every day whether it was for 20 minutes or two hours. Thanks, #NaNoWriMo for kickstarting this endeavor. More to come. There always is.