Day Two: She Makes Word Salad and Eats It With Her Fingers

No Telling

I have passed from brilliant plotting to mostly incoherent stream-of-consciousness, and landed here where it now appears I’m writing a semi-articulate prose poem. Welcome to my NaNoWriMo novel, Day Two.

This always happens. My brain is hardwired for poems and I force it unwillingly to tell a whole story. It’s becoming obvious this is a right-brain left-brain thing for me and all I need to do is imagine a clear filament connecting the two on which all the letters dance across and line up in an obedient Times New Roman kind of lockstep.

See what I mean?

I anticipated this moment (and the twenty or so other ones yet to come) by making myself Think About What Happens Next. Tonight I have these strange camera shots that sound like whale song. I like them, though.


Okay. Back to the page.  

Be sure to tell me how your battle goes…

4 thoughts on “Day Two: She Makes Word Salad and Eats It With Her Fingers

  1. Yay! You've got a great start! I'm loving your word count. And I'm a little jealous, because I haven't even hit 1k. I've got a lot of work to do this weekend.

  2. I attempted NaNoWriMo this year but found my (admittedly half-hearted) efforts hijacked by essay grading for the paying job, not to mention holiday prep and family get-togethers. This year's NaNoWriMo was a lesson in letting go for me – letting go of the notion that I was going to come out a winner. I never even came close. I think we need to petition the OLL to move NaNoWriMo to January – it is, after all, the bleakest month weatherwise and has no gift-giving feast days requiring familial closeness. Who's with me?

  3. Dame, I'm with you. November is the cruelest month, especially for those of us in education. January is a MUCH better time for NaNoWriMo and February would make much more rewrite sense. I finished, but it was agonizing toward the end. I completely understand having to let it go – almost did it twice myself.

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