Daily Archives: November 12, 2010

Day 11: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo & Remembrance Day

Day 11 (Thursday) of NaNoWriMo I was able to eke out 1415 words, which took my total up to 14131.  Because my word count has been low each day this week, I am behind by 4206 words.  Since I am writing this post after midnight (now into Friday) my stats tell me “At this rate you will finish on Dec 12.”  Judging by that, I have a lot of writing to do to catch up.  The first three days of this writing challenge I was ahead but that didn’t last long.  I’m up to 29% completion, though, which is encouraging.

I’m still finding that my characters are very chatty, especially my MC (main character) and her best friend.  Yes they are girls, but girls are usually more expressive and use more words, are more creative in thought.  So, I get girls as my main characters and much of my story is dialogue.  I say “I get” because I didn’t choose them, they chose me.

Any writers out there relating to this?

For Day 11 of PiBoIdMo three ideas came to me.  As picture books, one would make a child think, one would be comforting, one would be funny.  I am so inspired by these challenges and finding them to be quite fun.  🙂

Today (Thursday) was Remembrance Day.  Here in Nova Scotia we give honour to our war Veterans, but that same respect is not practiced in every province.   That is sad and unfortunate.  If our Canadian soldiers in World War II had not put forth the effort and sacrifice that they did, this world would be a lot different now as Hitler was winning the war.  But, I won’t get on a tirade about that now.  😉  I’m just proud of my dad and very touched by what he and thousands of others chose to do for this country’s freedom.

Have you really thought about how different a world we could be living in?

And my question for you writers is .. do you create your characters or do they choose you?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂