Word count: fuck it
Okay, I learned something tonight. I can’t write when I’m drinking, and I’m very easily distracted by tweets that indicate the world may be coming to an end.
Seriously, check this video by YouTubers Julien Solomita and Jenna Marbles out:
It was a naval test off the coast, according to the news, but people are convinced it’s aliens. My question is this:
WHAT ARE THEY TESTING FOR??????
Maybe we should ask this guy.
No really, this was an experiment. I’m reading over old scenes and I really thought a little Zinfandel would loosen up my brain, but all it’s doing is making me pissed off that I’m drinking alone and I can’t drive anywhere now.
Things tonight is teaching me:
- I’m not cut out for the alcoholic writer life, you guys. I’m going to have to play it sober.
- Facebook is really boring compared to Twitter.
- I’m amazed at how articulate I am when I’m tremendously buzzed.
- I can type fairly well when I’m tremendously buzzed.
- I actually think you are interested in what I’m thinking when I’m tremendously buzzed.
- If I were in London right now, I’d probably either get arrested or fall into the Thames.
Photo: Elizabeth West
7. I LOVE YOU GUYYYYSSSS
Okay, clearly it’s time for me to sign off. Back tomorrow. If I live.
(Is this the weirdest NaNoWriMo I’ve done, or what?)
Word count – 7,266. Yes, you read that right.
Final word count – 76,212.
I AM FINISHED. The first draft of Tunerville is done!
I wrote all day and my hands are killing me. There is a lot of rewriting to do, and I still have some stuff I’d like to add. But the rough draft is complete. It has a beginning, a middle and an end.
Thanks very much to everyone who encouraged me to do NaNoWriMo and for those who were kind enough to comment. For those who participated, I hope your work went well, even if you didn’t finish. Keep on going. There’s no reason to stop now!
Now go celebrate!
- Day 30 of NaNoWriMo (clairevioletthropeexpress.wordpress.com)
- Tips for the End of NaNoWriMo (rebeccamckeownwrites.com)
Here’s my first attempt at shaving a pumpkin design. I used a free template I found online. I think it turned out rather well for a first try. For those who aren’t Doctor Who fans, it’s the head of an evil robot called a Cyberman.
“You will be upgraded.”
Photograph by Elizabeth West
No matter what you’re doing this year, please remember to stay safe. Watch those candles around costumes, and never leave them unattended. If your kids find the stash of candy you saved for yourself, don’t kill them. Just steal some from their bags.
From last year, but damn funny:
Tomorrow is the beginning of NaNoWriMo. I told you earlier that I would be participating this year. I’m not formally signing up, because technically, you’re not supposed to use NaNo for something you’ve already started. But I have to do something drastic, or I’ll never finish. This has been unequivocally one of the worst years of my life.
Because, you know, chaos.
Image: US Navy- Aaron Peterson / Wikimedia Commons
I’m creating a category—NaNoWriMo 2012—and I’ll probably only be posting updates this month, especially if I find a job. I’m not restricting myself from publishing any other posts if I think of one, but all NaNo materials will be under that heading for easy reference. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, I may be tweeting things there as well during this time.
Good luck to all other writers who are NaNo-ing this year!