Lourdes Mint's Mid-Life Miracle

Real-time memoir of the coming year (5/20/14 – 15) and the achievement of a life-long dream

NaNoWriMo –> NoMo!

Blobs grow in beloved gardens (1975), by F. Hundertwasser

Midnight tonight is the end of NaNoWriMo, but I’m done for now. I did 22,325 of the 50,000-word goal, so YES there was a supernova-like burst of “story” near the end. It’s hard to know how much of what I’ve done is good, especially since I could only write a little bit here and there, but I don’t think any of this has been a waste of time and believe I’ll finish post-NaNoWriMo. The coolest thing of all is that my main characters are talking to me (again) after being stowed away for so long. And they have a lot to say that I never even thought of before. What a wild, weird thing the mind is!

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10 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo –> NoMo!

  1. Congrats — I did it a few years ago and didn’t break 5 K. Oh well!

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    • Thanks. I never thought I’d be interested in writing a novel. I wouldn’t have tried this unless it seemed like I should (it came to me sort of all in one piece). But now that I’m writing it, it’s not going in the direction I thought it would, at least not directly. I always seem to go “sideways” as much as I go forward, little explorations of things that don’t advance the plot in any apparent way. Maybe I’ll cut that stuff out later. I have no idea why I do it.

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  2. georgiecat on said:

    I agree. It was just right to just write. Nothing is lost.

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