Sheesh, WordPress picked a not-so-good time to redesign their editor.* Lucky for me, I pick this stuff up quickly. Also lucky — I always write my posts in Word first so I have a backup in case my website goes blooey.
WORD COUNT: 1,625. I already had this many before it started.
Yes, I know you’re not supposed to begin NaNoWriMo with any actual writing already commenced, but 1) I didn’t officially sign up, and 2) if you know me, you know I do this almost every time.
This book, referred to in last year’s NaNo end post as Invasion, has been rattling around in my head for a while. Though I’ve heard post-apocalyptic fiction isn’t really a thing anymore, when you’re facing a real-life apocalypse (or the potential of one, thanks to the dictator’s ass-kisser in the White House), one’s mind does tend to turn in that direction.
So here I am, attacking the page and pounding the daylights out of my keyboard. “Ruination is the best friend to creation,” as Chuck Wendig so eloquently put it.
Photo: Elizabeth West
This month, you’ll likely get very short daily posts. I won’t talk much about the story; it tends to ruin things when I’m writing a first draft. I learned that lesson with Tunerville. I might discuss things I’m learning, share any news, or maybe just whine a bit. Writing a whole book in a month is tough. I may have to build in time for another MCU marathon.
Image: Instagram / comic.book.memes
Before you go, enjoy these MCU memes; I certainly did. :’D
*Dear WordPress, I hate the separate blocks; kthxbai.
Although a novel is way beyond me, you’re helping motivate me to put forth the words rattling around my head and the photos buried in my computer and update my blog. Good luck, I’m cheering you on!
You can do it! \0/
Good to hear this! (the parts working in your favor, that is). I would FIGHT a wendigo (Blackwood version) for that sandwich . . . that damned Wendig knows a winning combo. All best on the novel, Liz.
That sandwich is easy as pie and tasty AF. I thought pickles, bacon, mayo, and peanut butter on sourdough would be gross, but it is fricking AMAZING.
All hail the Wendig!!