If you read last week’s post
, you know my epic talent for procrastination left me with a whole lotta words to write in the last few days of Camp NaNoWriMo
(pretty much half the novel). But I have always worked best with crazy deadlines, and I managed to hit my 35K goal with an entire hour and 15 minutes to spare before the midnight deadline. Madness, people, madness!
I still needed a bit more to actually finish the story (a middle grade supernatural adventure), so I wrote for a few more hours until I was DONE done. It felt awesome. It’s been a while (a long while) since I wrote a new novel, so it was good to know I still have it in me.
Right now the writing is completely awful. Like squirmily embarrassingly awful. But that’s okay, I needed to get the story down, and I actually like a lot of the plot stuff. So I’ll set it aside for a while to marinate, and then I’ll eventually come back to see what is salvageable.
4/29 - After boss gives his imprimatur
on press release, she switches it for his sexy emails with CEO's wife. He shouldn't have stolen her idea.
4/30 - "J'accuse
! "Sue says. Sister & husband freeze. "You're planning a surprise party for me." They laugh & agree that's what the whispers mean.
5/1 - A kulturkampf
develops over kids' futures. Dad wants them to enlist; Mom wants them to enter seminary. Both appalled when they form a band.
5/2 - "Liebchen
, come to Mommy." She keeps arms wide & voice calm tho desperate to dash in & grab her. Sudden movements might trigger an attack.
5/3 - She approaches him at the bar in mala fides
- she'll make him pay for dumping her friend. But he's so charming, she ends up a dumpee, too.
5/4 - Her eyes would glaze when her cubemate talked about poisonous plants, now she wishes she'd listened to the nudnik
as hunger grips her.
5/5 - Phone conversations with her Mom were exhausting. It was the tidbits delivered obiter dictum
that told the real story of Dad's progress.
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?