Nov 272006
 

I’m racing to reach the finish line. Currently I’m at 45,000 words. So I might be able to finish on Tuesday or Wednesday. Being so near to the end feels very good. (I guess that finishing will feel even better.) After so many words it seems that finally there is some action in my novel. In order to have something exciting happen I introduced a classic sci-fi concept: Something is threatening to destroy the earth and my little group of people will have to save it. It’s my novel, I can write what I want.

On Saturday I even had a write-in with one of my writing buddies. She lives only a couple of streets away. When I opened the door to her I saw that we actually had met before! (There are no cafés here, so we decided to meet at my place.) We had met at a workshop on, um, sword-fighting. (Sorry, the site I’m linking to is in German, but there is no such thing in the English-speaking world. Basically it is the blending of Middle Age sword-fighting with martial arts.) See, that’s something about me that you didn’t know. And I’m not doing it anymore, because some things have to go. Even in my life.

It is always so nice to meet other people doing NaNoWriMo. People who are doing crazy things for fun too.

There is a local group of NaNos whom I met the week before last. They are doing quite well, two of them even finished their novels. We’ll be having a dinner to celebrate on Friday.

(Wow. A short blog entry. Who would have thought I could do this…)

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  4 Responses to “NaNoWriMo-Update (2)”

  1. I would think after the Kill Bill movies that sword fighting would have had a rise in popularity in the US. Congratulations! I’ve been thinking about your novel since you gave us the synopsis! I wish I could read it. Are the supportive spouses invited to the celebratory dinner? Did your husband survive?

  2. I would think after the Kill Bill movies that sword fighting would have had a rise in popularity in the US. Congratulations! I’ve been thinking about your novel since you gave us the synopsis! I wish I could read it. Are the supportive spouses invited to the celebratory dinner? Did your husband survive?

  3. Well, my husband still lives, and was very supportive. He will be drinking champagne with me, but while spouses might attend the dinner, he won’t. First it would be hard for him to attend a dinner where everbody speaks only English, and second he will be even more supportive by staying home to watch our son while I celebrate.

    I’m not sure, if anybody will read the novel. I have been asked by a couple of people so far. It’s written in German though…

  4. Well, my husband still lives, and was very supportive. He will be drinking champagne with me, but while spouses might attend the dinner, he won’t. First it would be hard for him to attend a dinner where everbody speaks only English, and second he will be even more supportive by staying home to watch our son while I celebrate.

    I’m not sure, if anybody will read the novel. I have been asked by a couple of people so far. It’s written in German though…

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