NaNoWriMo Death

NaNoWriMo Death
November 1, 2013 35 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

“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.

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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!

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 35 Comments

    Kir Piccini

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

    slow and steady.

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      SAM

      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!

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    Lance

    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.

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      SAM

      Thanks, Lance, and you know Viola. I’m just bringing her back.

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    jannatwrites

    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 🙂

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      SAM

      Hahahaa. You’ve been peeking in my windows, haven’t you? Day 1 was very stressful, but it worked out fine in the end.

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    annbennett

    Great start to a worthy challenge. Enjoy it.

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    Ashley K.

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

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      SAM

      I really should have too, but I like the adrenaline rush I get from it.

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    elleroy was here (@modmomelleroy)

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

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      SAM

      I think you’d do well. Make it a music theme and you’ll ace it!

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    Valerie

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

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      SAM

      Thank you, Valerie!

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    Kelly Garriott Waite (@kgwaite)

    Great! I have yet to try NaNo.

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      SAM

      You so should. The world needs your writing. NaNo is just a big excuse to “git er done”

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    The Presents of Presence

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

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      SAM

      Really? I’d love to cheer you along. I’m Stephanie Ayers there.

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        The Presents of Presence

        Thanks ~ I have to figure out how to connect with you!

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          SAM

          I’m trying to remember. I think you can find me through the search bar on the site.

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            The Presents of Presence

            Ok I’ll try! Thanks!

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    Tina

    Very clever! I like that you pulled in NaNo.

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      SAM

      Thanks! You doing it this year?

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    unawarebutunderlined

    Excellent!

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    Draug419

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

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      SAM

      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.

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    trifectawriting

    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!

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      SAM

      It is fun, which is why I do it year after year. This year there’s less stress, for now anyway.

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    dailyshorts

    Good Luck with NaNoWriMo!

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    atrm61

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

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    KymmInBarcelona

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

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