Sinatra helped with that song.
Slept some last night — a bit more than usual. I love this book and I want to get it just right so, even though I know it will be edited post-nano, still, it’s pretty tight writing I have tried to do.
Today this 32,000 point… basically means were are heading toward the end o’ things. I have a book by Graham Greene sur la table ici and I’m looking at where he was on page 145 – 146 because that is where I am too.
This whole idea of 50,00 words — I like that as a size? Truly. One giant leap up from a short story in a way, and I have told this tale as if it is a short story so how to close?
I have 18,000 words or so in which to do that.
Have to get away from all distractions in order to press on. This means turning off everything and I can’t because somebody other than me has chosen the music and this is a tearing out hair mo because post Sinatra it’s jazz which I love — but it might not go with this next scene I want to do.
At any rate…
I have 18,000 words to tie all the threads together…
this means oh say, 6,000 more in center and then 12,000 to bring it to a close and because I care a lot about this story, well……….
wish me luck!
It’s 11:16 and still nothing. nada. zip.
this is what writing can be like at times — that is why keeping distractions to a minimum is what you have to do?
have to get in the novel’s groove and it is tough this morning — thinking about the puppy…
maybe go back to that as an opener…
in the meantime a half limerick
there once was a girl who tried nano
but she started without any plan, Oh!
so she tried a hot shower
LOL sort of.
This is serious biz at this point.
the 32,000 word point has arrived.