Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 27

I'm still writing.

It's going at a much slower pace than I wanted but it's going. I know how it ends, and someone is going to die.

I think I've said that before but it's truer than ever. The reason it's going slower is that I'm writing by hand until sometime next week. The computer has gone in for service and I'm typing this on my iPad which is tougher than it might seem. I wish now I'd invested in the Bluetooth keyboard.

Sigh.

Still, it's a good thing I can use pen and paper. It would have been easy to quit, especially since I won NaNoWriMo for the sixth time this year. As it is I'm anxious to get the computer back so I can transcribe what I've got and finish. I'm thankful that I love the story I'm telling and the characters involved. 

And there is so much to be thankful for this year, not the least of which is my continued drawing of breath. I refuse to let the nurses and doctors who saved me - OR my wife saved me from myself - down. I just can't do it.

That means I have to finish the story and I have to get it and the other book in the trilogy out into the world. Not sure how but that's on the list for things to accomplish in the new year.

At this time of year there are a lot of traditions. The Charlie Brown special, the parade, football, food comas... You know. My favorite one is the annual watching of the most brilliant 30 minutes of holiday TV: 'Turkeys Away' from WKRP In Cincinnati. 

It's going to be on my local cable network in a two-hour block tonight. (Channel 196) you can also find it on YouTube and Hulu if you like. It's worth the effort to seek it out because you WILL laugh your head off.

So that's where things are at the moment. I wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe and tell your family and friends that you love them. It's really important.