Monday, November 1, 2010

Because success is not the point: Day One.

So, I've written a little for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. When I attempted it last year, I didn't have a job and I made it 22 pages. Given that the goal is 50,000 words... that means I gave up pretty quickly.

But some things are ok to give up on. And so, I wrote a little tonight for NaNoWriMo. I won't write 50,000 words, don't plan to. I'm just going to see what happens. So far a vivid dream is informing the first couple paragraphs. That's all there is.

I opened my NaNo from 2009 and am looking at it for the first time in forever. This line made me happy:

"The table was small and cheap and Swedish, and had lived in four apartments before this one."

I am easily pleased.


  1. my friend convinced me to do NaNoWriMo this year. I signed up for a profile... and that's as far as I got.

    November is also Mulnomah paper-writing month. -_____-;;

  2. I love you. Write on, sista chil'. I need to go heat up my coffee. And think of you.