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Writing Update: NaNoWriMo…?

Ink and Dragons

as always.

So I actually already finished my goal of 50,000 words for the month. Two days ago?

Not sure how that happened.

Not sure how I feel about it, either.

No bells and whistles and whooping went off in my head. No banshee-screams like when I’ve discovered news of favorable contest results, loud enough to frighten the peaceful community saddled with me.

I just updated my word count on the NaNo site, hit the 50,000…and kept writing.

And writing.

I’m still writing, mostly because it seems a shame to quit before November is over. And partly because the project I started can’t really begin to be called finished.

This always happens to me.

It’s more like I took automatons, mermaids, dragons, magic rings, circuses, flowers, war and who knows what else and shoved them into a pile and told them to be quiet while I called it a novel.

I don’t think they’re going to be quiet very long…

More than likely, they’re going to keep me awake at night until I polish them into the little fire-jewels I know they could be.

But it’s still November now. Too early for thinking about that.

I have slowed down writing a bit, since there’s no real goal I have to hit now. Taking a few deep breaths. Trying to make sense of the things I already wrote. Reading.

Reading Update–Confession:

I read the final book Sarah Prineas’ Magic Thief series in two days flat. Actually, in just over 24 hours.

This is what happens when you deprive yourself of books. You stay up too late turning page after page as if the little “hamster at the wheel” everyone talks about has been given 100 milligrams of caffeine and an irresistible desire to exercise regardless of the lateness of the hour.

Be warned.

The series is a personal favorite. I mean, why wouldn’t it be? Pickpockets, little dragons, steampunk-y magic and a character that reminds me immensely of Gandalf if he wore a black frock coat and top hat–it’s really quite delicious. And after some hard, painful reading/book trauma the last few days, I needed some cheering up.

Dragons are always the way to do it.

Every single time.

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