Today was the first day of National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo. Today was also the first day of full time employment. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking, but I signed up and I’m going to give it my best shot.
I was up at the crack of 5:20 am, wrote a bit, went to the pool (where I do some of my best thinking but unfortunately can’t stop to write my ideas down and by the time I hit the locker room I’ve usually forgotten all the brilliance).
We joined friends for dinner after work. I got situated and got down to business. I’ll be posting updates and excerpts from time to time (but probably not many new posts over the next few week).
Today, I wrote 1899 words.
First paragraph I wrote:
“I didn’t kill them” my brother said softly after we had finished our meal. He was huddled over what had been a huge plate of pancakes like he expected someone to come after the remaining soggy crumbs in the puddle of syrup. Maybe that was how prisoners ate, I thought, hunched over their plate to protect it.”
“I’ll call you. I won’t just show up in your jurisdiction” he said, his eyes twinkling. “Miss Jody looks like she could use a foot massage.”