Post NaNo Update

Sad Day.

Just got home from the night job and realized the clock had rolled over to December 7th. Some date. For me, the day means Pearl Harbor. My country’s entry into a World War. War that never seems to end. May humanity someday figure out that it is better to share the bananas rather than fight over them, but then we are limited by who and what we are.

Sigh.

Then on the more mundane level, NaNo has been over for a week.

Kind of an interesting week. I slept in some. Tried to catch up on some paid work. (My main job is freelance video production–more fun than the nigh job from hell but the money is inconsistent.) Dealt with a low grade respiratory infection that I embellished to get out of a social occasion and kept hacking away on the Novel.

I’ve gotten another 5K words done. I really want to bring it to a close but the character’s aren’t helping, they keep doing unexpected things, which was cute for a while, but now is just annoying.  They just don’t seem to understand or even care that I need to end this thing because it is going to take months to edit this sucker!

Sigh, again.

Well it is now one in the morning and I need to get some writing in.

Peace and blessings to you.

–Stephen

Author: Stephen del Mar

Stephen del Mar lives in the Tampa Bay area and writes in the Southern Literary tradition. His stories are character driven with rich settings. They often have a touch of the paranormal, supernatural, or magical realism. Although he writes about serious subjects, they are sweetened with humor and wit. He says, "It's a southern thing."

6 thoughts on “Post NaNo Update”

  1. Ahh, well, you need at least another 30k words to bring it to 80k, the minimum length for a novel…! Yes, they are annoying, but it is, after all, their story! 🙂

  2. I know the feeling. Kinda finding it hard to keep going with any word count. But I want to finish this book and get it polished so we will see. I guess we have to try and just keep writing. After all it is what we love. 🙂

  3. yes. the way I look at is, I’ve put way too much effort into it to not finish it and make it as good as I can. At the very least I can publish it as an ebook and what few friends I have left can read it!

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