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“If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” –David Bowie
I have a certain writing style with my fiction. I quite like it. But sometimes it feels a little too comfortable. My goal for NaNoWriMo this year was to make myself uncomfortable. Since I not only changed up my style but also wound up telling a story that involved a rapist movie star and a suicidal transvestite dominatrix, I think I accomplished that.
So, I spent 29 days banging out 50,000 words without doing any pre-planning ahead of time. What do I have here? Honestly, it’s a mess. But it’s a glorious mess that I’m quite happy with.
I like to finish up NaNoWriMo early, lest I forget to update my word count or experience a computer crash on the last day and miss out on the sweet Internet glory. A long, frantic writing session has allowed me to accomplish this goal today, bringing my glorious mess of a novel to its conclusion. I’ll reflect on the month tomorrow, after I get some well-earned rest.
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I love getting past the 45,000 word mark in NaNoWriMo, because it makes everything seem supremely manageable. I’m now at the point where I can probably finish up the whole thing with one busy day of writing – which is a good thing, since there are only two days left.
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Rape is one of the most disturbing things that can happen to a person. As such, I feel obligated to note that today’s NaNoWriMo entry has a description of a rape in it. If you don’t want to read that, skip this entry. I’m trying to treat this subject matter with the seriousness and consideration it deserves, and hopefully I am succeeding with that.
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I managed to keep relatively on track on NaNoWriMo through Thanksgiving, so that’s a reason to be thankful, isn’t it? This section is mostly exposition, but there’s more action around the corner.
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After flailing around for a few days and trying to find my direction, I’m back into a groove with today’s NaNoWriMo. However, fair warning: there is a suicide attempt in this section. If you’d rather not read about that sort of thing, come back tomorrow.
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