Fighting Off the Last Day of October

Ferris Wheel badge--75 floors in a day.

I have decided it’s not bragging, if they’re small.

So, I’m hitting the end of the month. It’s the day for typing my fingers off trying to get everything I’ve done polished and shiny. I started with a stretch of manuscript to revise, and I have mostly revised it. Getting those scribbles into the computer? Well, that’s another thing.

I don’t suppose you know any publishers who are willing to take manuscripts written on the back of a bank envelope, do you?

Okay. So, I’m cleaning out my purse. Did you know that a page from a legal pad can hit the consistency of a Kleenex, if it’s shoved in the bottom of a purse and pounded for a month? Neither did I, and yet… there it is. Fortunately, most of the rest of my notes have survived fairly intact.

Today is also the day on which I print out all of the scenes that need to be revised in November. (Well, technically, that need to be revised in a week beginning in November. I estimated by weeks, not months.)

And tomorrow, NaNoWriMo begins. Tomorrow is the day I finally get to unwrap my NaNoWriMo notebooks and pens. (And dammit, I’m going to stay on top of the type-ins next month. I’d better. Typing 50,000 words at the end of the month would be overwhelming.)

Wish me luck, and if you want to buddy up, my profile at the NaNoWriMo forum is here.


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