I feel a little guilty about indulging in Six Sentence Sunday when in fact, I haven’t actually written many sentences this week. I suppose it’s just as well that October is nearing an end and November is upon us. You know what that means, right?
Yep, that’s it – Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month.
The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days and I’ve always managed that easy peasy. This year for my 5th anniversary I want to up the stakes a bit and challenge myself to write at least 60,000. Maybe more? Who knows. How adventurous am I really feeling? (or how insane, depending on your perspective?) More to come on that …
At any rate, November will bring a fresh well of sentences to choose from when it comes to sharing. I hope you’re ready because I know I am.
But, for the moment, let’s concentrate on the task at hand – it’s Six Sentence Sunday and I am to share six sentences of something. Hey, I know! In honor of upcoming Nanowrimo fun, let’s press the rewind button and share six sentences from one of my past crazy November concoctions. How about it?
And once you have finished reveling in my genius, please feel free to visit the official SSS site in order to sample some of the other super duper fantastic writers. You never know what you’ll find there but I guarantee you won’t be disappointed…
Right … So, we’re scrolling all the way back to my first year with Nanowrimo. It’s November 2008 and I found out about the challenge and signed up with very little time to spare. I had no idea what to expect when I sat down on day one and I didn’t believe for a second that I’d actually write 50,000 words in a month but I was willing to give it a try. I had, of course, no idea what to write so on day one I just started typing and waited to see if it actually went anywhere.
I started with Lisa who had just finished hauling the last of her boxes into her boyfriend Ron’s house. They were (finally) moving in together and she should have felt happy but now that it was real, something didn’t feel quite right. Turns out that Lisa should have listened to that little voice because of course, Ron has a secret. It lives in his attic and isn’t too eager to welcome the new girl. To complicate matters more, Lisa quite literally runs into Steve shortly after … like with her car… and those two find they have an inexplicable bond despite the fact that they are both involved with other people. They exchange more than car insurance details. Oh Lisa, how could you?
So, let’s see… random page jump into madness? Pick a number, any number? … (but I warn you, no page is safe.)
What’s that? Did I hear page 22? Alright then, you asked for it …
Ron is remembering his ex, the one that is now dead and haunting his attic. (umm, yeah, okay…)
“Amy?” he yelled. There was no response, not even laughter, only a violent crash of thunder following a brilliant bolt of lightning overhead. He instinctively cowered before getting hold of himself again. The rain beat against him harder despite his efforts to shield himself by pulling his jacket up around his head. He was about to give up any hope of escaping the woods before the storm let up and instead started scanning the land around him for any obvious hiding place that would suffice as a shelter while he waited.
Amy jumped out in front of him scaring him off balance, which resulted in him hitting the mud with a thud.
Come back next week and I’ll offer a snippet from my second year’s Nanowrimo disaster. It just might be even crazier than the first year. 😉
3 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday – Nanowrimo Rewind Part 1”
Your description evoked a great sense of atmosphere. Great 6 🙂
I absolutely LOVE the way you introduced the story. If the story itself is anything like your intro I want to read this!
To the six: Wow. She is one angry ghost. I’ve heard of psychotic ex-girlfriends but not the supernatural kind. Sounds like this could get all kinds of crazy.
Good luck with NaNo. I’ll be attempting my fourth this year (unless I chicken out).
Great intro to your story! I’ve never done NaNoWriMo – but am thinking of doing it this year. Good luck with your 60,000.