First of all, a small announcement:
I've reached "THE END"!
Of the first draft of The Big Fix, that is, the book I've been using NaNoWriMo to push myself through.
I've never participated in NaNo before, so this was a new experience for me. And I wasn't officially participating this year, either, since I'd already started writing the book before it started. But even unofficially, the daily excruciating pressure ... er, I mean encouragement ... to churn out words was highly motivating.
I'm normally kind of a slow writer. I tweak and polish and fiddle all the time, generally rewriting as I go. That's probably still my preferred way to go about producing a novel, but I have to say, it is liberating to know I can put on the speed when I have to.
The best part? I like the book that came out of it. Sure, it still has a few sharp edges, and I may have to pull out the heavy grit sandpaper to polish it, but the basic story? It leaves me feeling satisfied.
In honor of this momentous (for me) achievement, I'm going to introduce you to one of my favorite characters from The Big Fix.
Meet "Eeyore," Ciel's Shetland pony:
|Not the real Eeyore. Only a reasonable facsimile. I'm sure this pony isn't an asshole, like the Eeyore from my book.
Eeyore is a grumpy (by which I mean nasty) little so-and-so (by which I mean asshole), fond of biting pretty much everybody except Ciel. Frankly, I love him as much as Ciel does.
That's right. No camel today. But try to have a Happy Hump Day anyway. Or else Eeyore might come after you.
Also, Happy Thanksgiving (to those of you who celebrate it)! May you gobble as much as the turkey who got away.