I hope your NaNoWriMo words are spilling forth.
Mine are not spilling, they’re dribbling. I’m not quite at the word count I should be. Halfway today I should be at 25,000 words, but I’m not too far off just over 22,000. I blame football, my craft shows, and not enough coffee, not necessarily in that order.
And now I’ve been tagged by my good friend and multi-published author Jillian Chantal in a game called Zig-zag you can read about it here.
I’m supposed to find in my WIP the word look and post the surrounding text. Pretty scary stuff, since this is a fast first draft, without revision - think vomiting on the page. But I’ve always been a good sport, so I’ll play along and tag five more writers.
Here’s a peek into my vomit on the page middle grade contemporary with a working title that's supposed to keep me focused on the main character's goal--Can Hertz Survive a Screenless Summer?
Pops sits and whacks my back so hard I almost fall off the stool. “I had to bring Hert in to try your pancake sundae. First day of his summer vacation.” He points at a framed certificate to the right of the chalkboard. “Look up there. What did I tell you. Best Pancake Sundae in Arizona.”
Pete steps in with a pot of coffee. “You probably figured out this is the only place in the state you can get a pancake sundae.” He edges closer to me and lowers his voice. “Word of advise. Never teach your mom photoshop. The first certificate she printed up had a life-sized photo of my face on it.”
Pops chuckles and turns over a cup resting upside down in a saucer in front of him. “You never showed me that certificate.”
“I didn’t show it to anyone.”
Five of you’ve been tagged
For all of you participating in NaNoWriMo
May your words flow steadily for the rest of the month and provide an endless lake of possibility at the end.
As always feel free to comment.