Glory and trumpets! Pow! Zowie! Wham!
It's done...(they said, thinking of the movie)
Yesterday morning they woke up and alas! They were forced to admit that their ominous feelings were caused by more than their far-from-pleasant dreams about Denethor...Yikes! (they shrieked in terror and dismay) It is the last day of November! And there are a cruel hard number of pages left to go..... Now for it! (they said) Now for the last gasp! I can manage it. (they said) I must. (partly fictitious, they admitted. They didn't really say all of that.)
Well, all the livelong day yesterday I wrote and I wrote 'til my eyes bugged outer my head and I almost lost my wits but, at the last I finished at 11:48 P.M. I had plenty of time- even when my novel had been validated, there were nine long minutes left in the day!
(Balderdash. Humbug. Mary Rose finished ages ahead of me. But then she has written a novel before and is good at it.)
Here are several pi'tures from the day of of doom:
I didn't want to stay home from the Boys' concert and miss Joey on the bang-bangs and Jonny on the tuba. So I took along the phial of Galadriel (a light when all other lights go out) and wrote in the car. And during the concert I wrote by cell-phone light! Alas, alas! I was scribbling through the Variations on America by Charles Ives and hardly noticed and didn't once get to see Josiah do the suspended cymbal. (Sob, sob,They cried sadly) It really was sad. But it was a risk we all took.
Igh. I wrote like 7000 words in one day. And I went to bed and closed my eyes and saw...A Page...and my brain continued to generate vague text pertaining to the story...Aaahhh! Knock it off brain! (they commanded wrathfully) And now at last the mad Adventure in NaNoland is over. Look!
But now it's December and we have made a great discovery: There is, after all, more to life than writing. Painting birds, and practicing your Chopin, and maybe even doing Algebra or chores. Wow, I never knew that!
P.S. (they confided) The novel doesn't have a summary like MRK's. Not even a title. But I will say that, though the girl didn't get the pony or even the puppy, she did get a cow...
Posted by L.G.T.