Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Final Countdown...

That's right, friends.  We're in the last few hours of NaNoWriMo.  Are you past the 50K line and lounging like me?  Or...are you sprinting to the finish line with the Chariots of Fire theme in your head?  The Final Countdown will obliterate any traces of that song and get lodged firmly in your novel.  Make your characters get it stuck in their heads, sing it.  Boost your word count.  

The last few hours of NaNoWriMo always make me a little wistful.  I've finished before the last day every year (mostly because I'm paranoid that something will go horribly wrong if I wait until the lat day to finish), so I've had time to contemplate the day every year.  Let me tell you...there's something bittersweet about it.  Yes, I have a rough draft of a novel sitting in my lap.  But...it's over!  The camaraderie dissipates.  There are no longer hundreds of thousands of people commiserating with you.  Everyone goes back to their daily lives.  And...boo.

But hey...my daily life might give me time to read this one...since I think it's my best effort thus far.  We shall see.



David said...

It's like a 30-day-long flash mob.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Something like that.