I thought it would be best to fizzle out quietly on this whole NanoWriMo lark with a cheerful little song – which in true Country and Western tradition, allows everyone whether young or old, to pick a harmony, and just sing for all they are worth. The lyrics are included in this link, so why don’t y’all jus’ sing along, now?
I have fond memories of my uncle playing his guitar and laughing – and playing the chorus over and over again, just so that we kids could have fun. Yes, we cavorted about the place too, and called it dancing.
Now, I ain’t getting ready to meet the saints, but my shingles and floor (for which you may read “novel”) are in an incredible state of disrepair and ain’t gonna get done any time soon.
In summary: I enjoyed an elapsed time of 15 days of novel-writing during which time I missed a few days; I managed to cobble together 12,000-odd words. Real life intervened; I had to work a bit harder than normal (if you can actually imagine that) and give up on the idea of achieving the goal of writing a novel during the month of November. I do hope there are many of you out there who did achieve this goal. It will give me hope for next year.
Now, some of you who read my blog quite often may recall that I said I would publish here whatever I had written if I fell short of the 50,000 word mark by 30 November 2012. Well, I am going to take that back. There is, however, the interesting matter of a short story which has developed on the side – which I cannot somehow manage to weave into my novel. That may well get finalised before Christmas. We shall call this a small consolation.
In the meantime, I shall have to be a lot more serious about my true passion, which is, as you know, translating in winter with a blanket wrapped around my legs – and berating Daylight Saving for causing sunset to occur at 17:23, more or less.
Still, sunrise at 07:23 or so at this time is magnificent – so who really cares about the shingles, then?