It’s November!

And do you know what that means? It's time for NaNoWriMo! This means a month long adventure in writing as much as possible to end up with 50,000 words by the end of the month. There is no editing or rewriting right now. It's just about pushing through with your story. You can edit in December. We began on November 1. Here in Edmonton we did a write in event. Many of us, probably about 30, met at a local library and wrote for about 5 hours. It was awesome!! I had over 7,500 words by the time we left. This put me way ahead of what I needed. In order to hit 50,000 you need 1,666 words per day. I am quite thankful that I was able to get get extra words written. I am currently just under 17,000 words. But, today wasn't very good for me. My spine is causing me serious issues. I have the symptoms of my spinal cord being compressed, but no one is paying attention to it. So, I'll just have to hope that the pain eases off enough by tomorrow. We are hoping to get to a few more write ins with the Edmonton group. It's great for keeping the momentum going. My story of choice this year is a murder mystery. This is quite out of character for me. Normally I pick something that is more science fiction or even a post apocalyptic work of fiction. But, as I started planning this year I came up with 3 ideas. Of those 3, one was sci-fi, one was post apocalyptic, and the other was the murder mystery. I couldn't get the murder mystery out of my head, and the story line just kept coming to me. So, I went with it. There was no way of containing the story. So, I set off. I am enjoying how it is coming along, even though the actual writing isn't all that good. I'll have quite a bit of editing to do in December. Somehow I changed a characters name along the way. Plus my main character wants to be called something else, so I keep writing the wrong name there too. I have caught some of the mistakes as I've gone, but not all. I am still managing to find knitting time. The last little while has involved making little writing sprites. I have made a bunch for the people in the writing group, and giving them to them for free. I will have 5 more to take tomorrow, and the will probably be the last batch. I need to get some Christmas knitting done. lol These guys went to the writing group and were gone within minutes. Untitled I have a lot of projects on the go, like these socks: Untitled But, really nothing has been completed lately. I hope I can change that over the next week or so. 😀

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