Today the starting pistol was fired for NaNoWriMo. I wouldn’t say my start was a flyer, alas it wasn’t too bad either. 1700 words in on what will be a 50,000 word journey is quite an intimidating thought. I feel like I am standing in front of Everest. I am scared but also exhilarated. I am the master of my fate for the next month. Come the end of November, if I fail I shall only have myself to blame. I shall try to keep posting on my blog, obviously I shan’t have so much time, at the least I shall keep adding progress reports.
It’s a strange irony that the 1st of November is not only the day I have started my novel, but it is also the day of the dead here in Poland. As death is a key theme in this project, and death is absolutely everywhere, it’s hard to actually think of much else. I intend on writing a more detailed post about this peculiar Polish holiday later in the week. What I will say for now is that it the inspiration is working for me.
One of the many wonders of writing for me is when you find yourself typing a word that you seldom use. So much so that when you say the word aloud it makes you smile. Todays word was ‘skittish’. Is it me or does it sound a little like a nationality? Maybe it’s used to describe people from St Kitts? Anyway, enough of my nonsense, I have to get ready to join the real world.