|I blame the dog. Seriously. He's cute, but I blame him.|
I'm in the middle of a YA manuscript right now called THE MEMORY OF THINGS and I was at 30K when November started. So I thought, hey, what the heck, I'll unofficially try to Nanowrimo (yes, I'm using it as a verb) the second 30K with the slew of other writers Nano'ing along. What better incentive to get the thing D-O-N-E, DONE, right?
It's November 15 and I've written another 7K in two weeks.
Repeat after me: I, Gae Polisner, am LAME.
Hmmm. Sub out the *I* for "you" when repeating.
So, here's the thing.
I blame the dog (doesn't everyone blame the dog?)
|Second pass pages = going thru with a fine toothed comb.|
and a bunch of Skype visits (though those were rewarding and fun!).
I blame facebook.
Oh, dear lord, how you ruin me, facebook.
Fine, fine. In short, I blame me.
At any rate, if you are Nano'ing or even fake-trying to Nano like me, and haven't been comforted, buoyed or otherwise entertained by Chuck Wendig's posts on Nanowrimo'ing, you don't know what you are missing.
I happen to be stuck RIGHT IN THE MUDDY MIDDLE, so this one HIT THE SPOT more than you know.
I worship the Nano ground that man walks on.
So, since it's Friday, and since I've been trying to put up at least one Friday Feedback per month, especially for those Teachers Write! campers who are still plugging away and looking for a place to connect (oooh, I get to see a bunch of you NEXT WEEK at NCTE!!), I figured today was as good a Friday as any. You know, you're all welcome, TW campers or not. Just remember THE RULES. (if you don't know the rules, they're there on that link I just gave you. Please read them!)
So, without further ado, since I'm in the muddy middle, here's a bit from the middle of THE MEMORY OF THINGS. The MC is a 16-yr old boy named Kyle. It takes place in New York City (well, Brooklyn), shortly after 9/11.
Have at it. Have fun! And feel free to post your BRIEF excerpt for feedback.