NoMoMuGuGaiPan Day F*&#$ the what?

So here we are pushing into the 24th of November, 6 days left in the NoMoMuGuGaiPan and I’m sitting at a meager 30K for word count. Chances of writing another 20K in 6 days are pretty close to ‘Biblical Miracle’… meaning nil, zip, zero, nada… Luckily for me, I guess, I’m not terribly worried about it.

There’s been a shitheap of other things weighing on my time, and almost all of them have been more important than hitting an arbitrary goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. I started 2 days late and I may end up in the 40K range, which makes me feel pretty damn good. If I don’t make it, maybe I’ll try next year. As of right now, my main goal with this whole schlamozzle is to finish a first draft of my novel before the new year. Then I can go back to working on my ‘crappy job’ story for Scotty’s anthology and polish up a couple of others for submission. I’ll be honest here; aside from the birth of my magnificent #2 son, 2009 has been a total soul-shaking clusterfuck for my entire family and I can’t say goodbye to it soon enough. I’m hoping that by finishing this first draft and moving into the next decade fresh and (in the most minor of ways) accomplished, 2010 and beyond will be a whole new ballgame.

Check in on November 30 and see if I somehow managed to pull 20,000 words out of my ass…

Until then… let your souls be saved by Rock N’ Roll…


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