NaNoWriMo – day 5

Saturday… The friends I’m staying with invited me to go along to see some fireworks in the evening. I felt like I always do before seeing fireworks: mellowly pleasant expectation tinged with a good dose of ‘been there, done that’. And the same way as always, once the rockets are in the sky and bursting into halos of gold and green and red, I’m just as excited as a kid who sees it for the first time. It helped to make my whole week seem better than what I felt it had been.

And going for drinks afterwards with a whole bunch of people I didn’t know before also helped me to realize that this was one of the reasons I wanted to come here and do this: to meet interesting, cool people, make new friendships, have good conversations and laugh a lot.

As to the story… I went to a write-in, meaning a meeting of writers all doing NaNo, where you sit around a café (or a pub, in this case) and write. You can chat in between and exchange ideas and stuff. It was really nice. The embarrassing part was that one of the girls asked me what my story was about and I couldn’t really say… I mean, of course I could explain it, but I couldn’t say in one, snappy sentence.  Really, really need to work on a synopsis.

Ally had another adventure and a little breakdown, spilling her fears to Nora, seemingly the only one working in the shop, who has taken her to see Earl. Earl, of course, is the proprietor of Earl’s Books and it has to be supposed that he knows more than he’s letting on. Or maybe he will let on now…?

By the way, is it normal that, while you story is very alive, your main character’s voice fresh and funny and original and the action full of unexpected twists and turns in your head, when you put it on paper it reads as exciting as  dull, grey ditchwater?

I’ll leave you with some fireworks…

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About wordsurfer

writer, ex-teacher, human rights believer & fighter, traveller, adventure-seeker, freedom lover, global citizen. big on daydreams, less so on reality.

Posted on November 6, 2011, in day-to-day, surfing language and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. uhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhhh! love them too!

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