If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNo Prompt 1

I didn't make it into Glimmer train press this year :( but that's okay- another rejection to add to my project :) I'll post the official rejection on my "rejections" page as soon as they send it to me...they post finalists and winners up on their homepage...so I knew right away.

Alright Everyone...I'm geared and ready to go. As you see this, I will be typing away accomplishing homework so I can write 2000 words this evening for NaNo! My goal is to write atleast 2000 words per night.

I have a fun little thing to keep you all posted as well.
 This is how I'll keep a general idea going for you on my accomplishments, or failures:

Times screamed at my fairy muse:
Nervous breakdowns:
Number of pens thrown across the room:
Days word count has been slacked:
Best daily word count to date:
Least word count to date: 

Of course it will be blank until my next prompt post- but atleast you have an idea of what you will see. 
 And now for the very first NaNo writing prompt...

Exercise: Taken from "Unjournaling" by Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston. pg 9

" SILLY is a middle aged man who combs his hair into a swirl on top of his balding head, gluing them in place with hair spray and hoping no one will notice.
 SILLY is a golden retriever who slinks sheepishly off the sofa whenever his owner comes home, hoping-despite the piles of hair all over the cushion- that she/he wont notice he's been sleeping on there.
 What else is SILLY?
Give three examples"

And if this doesn't work for you check out my 2 minutes or less 
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Remember you do not have to specifically use this, make it match whatever you are writing, incorporate it into some part of your story, or even as this is day one, start off with one of those SILLY examples.


Pk Hrezo said...

LOL! Love it!

SILLY is trying to write 50k words of a novel while working 3am shifts and toting kids to and from school. :s

Ain't life grand?? :)

Old Kitty said...

It's a fun writing prompt!! GOOD LUCK with your Nano!! All the best!!

i'm sorry about the rejection - it's only temporary and your story will find a better home! yay! Take care

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, 2000 words a night! I'll be lucky if I can get in 1000 words during the day. I'm a slow writer, mainly because some of my scenes need me to really plan out the character's movement (I can't explain more than that). Sure I can worry about this during revisions, but I don't want to. I want to get it right, now. Plus I get the DVD's and books from the library for only so long--they'll eventually need to go back. :(

Good luck, Summer, on reaching your goal of 2000 words a night. :D

Kate said...

I'm shooting for 2000 words a day too- mostly so I can take of Thanksgiving if I have to. But right now, I'd be happy if I could stop procrastinating and start writing! Good luck to you!

Jules said...

I'm so in awe of all you NaNoites! I'm sending you all my extra fairy strength. (Do fairies have strength?)

Silly...those lovely people at Wal-mart thinking no one is looking.

Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Ann said...

What a great idea...a rejection page. I am sorry about your rejection but I love the idea of the page to log it. Good luck with NaNo.

RosieC said...

Good luck tonight. Silly is thinking that we can do NaNo alone! :)

Ellie said...

I love your idea of keeping track of things like number of pens thrown across the room! Bravo.

Sorry about the rejection :(

Cleverly Inked said...

Is the picture at the top a potato?

Melissa said...

This is awesome!!!

Good luck with NaNo

Summer Ross said...

Cleverly- It is indeed a potato- and I can change its mood to match mine- sort of. :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

Aw, sorry about Glimmer Train, but I applaud you for having a Rejections page! That's awesome!

Good luck with NaNo! I'll stop by often to cheer you on! :)

Nick Thomas said...

Silly is the guy who pigs out on the 1,800 Calorie, high-carb, fat-saturated meal, and washes it all down with a diet soda. What's the bloody point?

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm a member of the cheerleading team. Go! Write! Finish!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Good luck! You're much braver than I am. I've never attempted a NaNo..maybe someday thought!

Tara Maya said...

I've decided to try it again this year, but haven't really an expectation of winning. November is always a terrible month for me, and this year is no exception. But that's ok.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I might do an update of my Twitter posts, as they seem to be amusing some of my followers. Good luck with NaNo.

N. R. Williams said...

I missed your post too Summer. Here goes.

Silly is as silly does. Forest Gump emboldened by your post.

Last night the mundane became silly while the bland remained ugly.

So silly of me to wash one side of my head and not the other.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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