• visual diary

  • another perspective

  • Earlier Posts

Nanowrimo, Day 30, I’ve won!

Congratulations to everyone that had made it to the nanowrimo winning post. Best of luck to those of you furiously writing, knowing that the deadline is racing right beside you, step for step. If this year is not a purple bar year, there is always NANO 2010.

For me, this year’s journey is over. Yeah!!! The second year and the second win. This year I was very quiet on the forums, and the blogs, and only managed to consistently post a virtual diary on Flickr and keep to just over 1700 words on average per day. The motivation and approach was so different compared to my obsession with Zetoec last year. I was far more relaxed and disciplined.

 

 

So what did I end up writing about? Well in truth I haven’t even gone back to read the full story yet (could be some surprises lurking in there).

Inside Her Drawers A synopsis: At the end of her life, a memory hoarder discovers that the memories she had preserved by collecting an eclectic array of trinkets were in fact misconstrued memories. Unwittingly she had perpetuated the angst, phobias and grievances of three spiritual guides.

There is a lot of editing to be done to the book, but in the last few days I started to feel that the idea for the book might have legs. Similar to last year, the process of writing has been quite cathartic and at times emotionally challenging. Maybe this is why I was at times quite ambivalent about the M.C. – a Ms J Duncan – she wanted to explore ideas that I really didn’t want to. It may not be ready to share anytime soon, but it was 30 days of literary abandon, with an official word count of 50334.

To read a little more of “Inside Her Drawers”, you can find a few snippets here.

Advertisements

Day 26 – Nanowrimo

I have had so much fun this year with my nanowrimo motivational pictures that I regret I didn’t start the process at the very beginning of the month. The photos were taken on the day and in most cases adapted using picnik. Some of the images are cryptic, but the process allowed me to stay in a creative zone, while not directly focusing on the novel. This was particularly useful when I had got stuck, or didn’t feel like writing – I worked on the photo for my Flickr Site.

With only a few days left, I am currently ahead on the daily word target. This year, I set 1700 words a day (close to the minimum required, but not an obsessive focus). With about 4K left to go, I want to just plow ahead and finish. I realise that there is a lot of editorial work to be done, and massaging of storylines, but as Nano veterans say – that is what the rest of the year is for.

Wishing all those close to the finish line all the best of luck. To those of you who have made it – congratulations on the win. To those of you who didn’t – do not despair – there is always next year!

A picture is worth more than (50) thousand words – Day 20

The moment of sweet delight!

The moment of sweet delight!

Ok. I still have a chapter to finish in the middle between the beginning and the end. The screen shot shows the final paragraphs, though.