Wednesday, Day 24 of NaNoWriMo was a good day. Today it rained and then snowed a little more, so I didn’t hang the laundry out to dry – which I prefer, but it takes more time to do. That just meant I had more time to do the ‘writerly‘ things I enjoy. So, I got Valley Sunshine all printed off on my cantankerous duplicating machine, collated into 63 copies, stapled, stuffed into previously prepared envelopes, sealed ’em up ready to go … but not in time for today’s mail. My sister stopped in and offered to take them with her to mail in the morning, so I kept the local ones to go here and she took the rest. Yay! They will all be on their way tomorrow!
With Valley Sunshine done I was able to start my NaNo writing earlier in the evening. Today I wrote 2849 words, taking my total to 32178. Now I have the challenge 65% completed! That is encouraging to me. With only 6 writing days left in the challenge I have to write almost 3000 words each day to win. Sadly, according to my stats on my NaNo page, at this rate I will finish on Dec 8. Okayyy, NOT acceptable!
I’m still getting ideas for PiBoIdMo. This afternoon I told my sister that I had yet to come up with an idea for it today, and she said “snowflake”. (It was snowing at the time.) I said, it has to be something different, I’m sure that’s been done to death. Then an idea instantly dropped into my mind, a storyline to do with snowflakes but something different. TaDa! Idea #36 which I wrote down and added to later as the story evolved. Then on Twitter I read something that gave me another idea, although it may be rather distorted. Some of my ideas are lame, some are crazy mixed-up ones, some have amounted to nothing more than a title as yet, but a few just might make it.
I’ve been really enjoying all this writing. It’s amazing that the month is nearly over already. NaNoWriMo has allowed me to see what my mind, given the chance, can create with words – beyond what I have ever attempted before. PiBoIdMo has been fun and very inspirational for me. I am hoping that some of the people I have ‘met’ through it will be people I can stay in touch with somehow. You know, ‘writerly’ types. 😉
Another bonus for me is that I have discovered the blogs and websites of some very talented people who love to write. Some have been published and some are still on the long journey to reach that goal.
If you are a creative person, have you had a chance to enjoy the company of like-minded creatives?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂