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I’m reading the story I wrote for the NaNoWriMo 2010 for the first time. In my head, this story turned into the most cliche, most boring, exactly the same as the previous story of all times. Luckily, my imagination took over somewhere in that process, because it isn’t all that bad. One sentence in every hundred other ones is actually well put and rather ingenious.

I want to share this part on this blog. Because it made me think. (Part of the fun of reading it again is that I honestly have no idea how it will end and I have no recollection for the most part of what I wrote, so I can actually read it as any other book). The story itself is over 50.000 words (part of the challenge), so this is only a little part of it, but in itself worth putting up here, I think.

She didn’t look up. She wasn’t going to give up this feeling easily. She was going to stay in it for as long as possible. But the old man did not allow her that time. With a rasping voice, he intruded into her realm.
“Now how could a young missy like you be in so much trouble?”
She didn’t reply. He had no right. He was already judging her by the feel of it and this was the last thing she needed right now. 



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NaNoWriMo 2010

This is actually the second time that I’m participating with the NaNoWriMo (check the NaNoWriMo site). The goal is to write a novel of at least 50.000 words within the month November. A pretty good challenge, since last time I participated I went for half of it, so this is actually my first real try.

It benefits me to think that I only need to write at least one word a day. I promised myself that with the result that I start doing it and keep at it until I reach my daily goal. It also helps that I have no real obligations in my life right now, that I’m in a place where I don’t know many people, and that my laptop goes wherever I go. Very convenient if you want to have 50.000+ at the end of the month.

I’ve also been meeting nice people on this big NaNoWriMo adventure. Another plus.

I’m afraid that I won’t be posting my story for this year’s NaNo here. There’s a number of reasons for that:

– It’s too long
– It’s not done yet
– It sucks (since it was created using the motto quantity over quality)

Maybe after the NaNoEdMo (May every year, editing your story) I’ll feel confident enough to post it somewhere. If you’re curious about my writing, please visit my Elfwood or Fictionaut page.

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