I find it interesting that the short story I am working on is my slowest work and the one that rattles my confidence. I feel at this time I approach it from its blind spot and poke at it a little every day.
I’m not much of a short story writer. I was discouraged from writing fiction early on, and I’ve not yet confidently shaken that. To finish this piece and then to return to it in a month is one of my goals.
Every moment was filled today and still so many words. Today I tried talk-to-text for one of the essays, and I have to say it took me longer than it would have to write or type it. I felt more aware of how right or wrong everything sounded, and I began meta-crafting and editing and criticizing my work. I wonder if that is a function of that particular essay’s topic or of the talking process. I’ll revisit.
I love NaNoWriMo. I do not look forward to Dedit-cember.
- Essay: “The Real Christmas Newsletter” 209 words
- Essay: “The Circle of Life: From Lonely Cheese Back to Farmer in the Dell Again” 1862 words
- Short Story: “Pie Trauma” (working title) 1084 words
Daily Word Count: 3155
Total Word Count: 21, 737