Happy “NaNo-is-just-about-over” Day. I don’t know about you, but it is often the day that I do a search-and-replace in my manuscript to spell out all of the contractions I’ve used, just for those few extra words needed to put me over the finish line.
Ah well, it’s all a process. If you’ve been NaNo-ing, congratulations; whatever your final word count is and how ever you got there. As long as there was writing involved, I’m pretty sure that counts as a win.
In between working, writing, reading, and – to be honest – a fair amount of staring off into space, I’ve been cooking and baking and slowly putting out the holiday decorations. It feels a little early, but I know the time will rush by when I’m not looking, so I figure early is better than late. No Christmas tree yet though. Not only is it still a bit early for that, but all of the neighborhood tree lots seem to have disappeared – victims of building that’s going on in the area. I’ll have to do some searching this weekend, otherwise all those strings of lights and boxes of ornaments are going to look pretty strange just piled up on the table.
But that’s a problem for another day. Today’s goal is to get some words on the page (and not just blog post words). We’ve been having rainy weather that’s perfect for curling up on the couch and being creative. Before I tackle my WIP though, I think I’ll give today’s story prompt a try.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, maybe today’s writing prompt will catch your creative fancy. Thanks to all who have been playing along – keep those stories coming.
Here we go:
“No one expected what happened the holiday gift exchange party.”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
angel paper drown pistol
jade neurotic imaginary crust
grasshopper frantic fearless sponge
booze famous moonbeam wig
Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.
Happy writing to all!