NaNoWriMo Death

NaNoWriMo Death

November 1, 2013 Writing 35

“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die,” I thought as I opened the Scrivener to a new document. “That somebody might be me,” the blank page answered. 4,092 words later, today’s NaNoWriMo goal is dead. Tomorrow, the death might be mine.


This weekend’s Trifextra gave us a quote from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races, which is the quote beginning the story above. We were to use 33 words exactly to finish the story. Here are mine.

Your feedback is wanted. Please leave a comment. Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?

Thanks for stopping in!


35 Responses

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    LOVE IT!
    You go, go ,go girl!!! 🙂

    slow and steady.

    • SAM says:

      Ha! Well I brought Viola back so, and she can be pretty loud, so hopefully it will be smoother sailing than she got on the airship after pushing Cage from the train!

  2. Lance says:

    welcome Viola

    Yep, this is how I felt in 2010 and 2011. That’s why 2012 didn’t happen and neither is 2013. Good luck with nanowrimo.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    Good luck on NaNoWriMo. I’ll never do that…this time of year is just too busy to make that kind of word commitment, and it increases the possibility that someone besides a character will die 🙂

  4. annbennett says:

    Great start to a worthy challenge. Enjoy it.

  5. Ashley K. says:

    Yea, I think I’ll skip nanowrimo this month! Lol. Love this! Good luck!

  6. elleroy was here (@modmomelleroy) says:

    I’d do NaNoWriMo if I could think of an idea for a story! Tomorrow’s another day Sam. 🙂

  7. Valerie says:

    Way to go on killing that blank page! Good luck with NaNoWriMo this year!

  8. Kelly Garriott Waite (@kgwaite) says:

    Great! I have yet to try NaNo.

  9. I did sign up for it, but I haven’t started. Just not sure where to begin. 🙂

  10. Tina says:

    Very clever! I like that you pulled in NaNo.

  11. Draug419 says:

    I remember NaNoWriMo. I never understood the emphasis on page count ah well. Good luck!

    • SAM says:

      Page count? I’ve never paid attention to pages, only words, LOL. I know they put a # of pages, but I don’t even think about it.

  12. You’ve got it! Just keep writing! I kind of miss my NaNo days. I did two of them, and I loved dedicating so much of my day to writing. That artificial clock was very inspiring to me. I hope you find inspiration there as well. Thanks for linking up, even though you’ve clearly got other things to write!

  13. dailyshorts says:

    Good Luck with NaNoWriMo!

  14. atrm61 says:

    Wow!That’s a wonderful achievement-best of luck:-)

  15. Haha! Love it.
    Will buddy up with you (Massanes) – I love NaNoWriMo.

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