Well, it’s done, it’s over, “I’m back,” he said. It may be an arbitrary goal, but I have crawled past the Nanowrimo 50,000 word finish line, more dead than alive.
Actually, it wasn’t that bad, but I need to get out all the melodrama I kept from my story. The story is not quite finished and it’s a messy, scruffy first draft, but it has potential.
I’m looking forward to posting fiction here regularly again. On the agenda: “The Making of the Squid”, the back story Edward “the Squid” Morrison in the Aftermath series.
Also, besides the Open Prompts stories that I have done in the past, I am starting something I, most unoriginally, am calling Semi-Open Prompts. This is where I ask one person to give me a bunch of prompts and then I write a story with them. I’ll probably do one a month or so. The first set of prompts was provided to me by Sharmishthra Basu and the story will be posted within a week or so.
(By the way, if you’re curious, assa (앗싸) is the Korean exclamation for when something really good happens, kind of like Yes! or Alright! in English. It rhymes with the Spanish word casa, but the “s” sound in the middle is really long. Now you can say you know Korean 😉 )
November 27th, 2012 at 12:11 am
Assa! Well done, my chingu! Spread the wonders of Korea to our weygooken associates! (I’m spelling all these words wrong, lol. If only I still had my Korean keyboard so I could just type them)
November 27th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Exactly, teach them one word at a time and in a hundred years they’ll all know the words to Gangnam Style 🙂 I didn’t know you knew Korean. Did you teach over here?
November 27th, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Haha yeah, for a year. I got back last November. And I wouldn’t say “know” Korean so much as “acquired a random smattering of” Korean.
November 27th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
what city were you in? I’m in Jeonju.
November 27th, 2012 at 10:05 pm
I was in Pyeongtaek. It was so cool to just get up, hop a taxi over to AK Plaza, and take the train to Seoul for the day. I really do miss it — just gotta build up enough money for a return visit 🙂
November 27th, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Yeah, it’s a great country. I was in Bundang for a year a long time ago, back when they were still building most of that area. That’s a nice place.
November 27th, 2012 at 12:16 am
good that you told it yourself or else i was about to ask you what is “assa” 🙂 now the cute resemblance is achchha in hindi means good. 🙂
i am eagerly waiting for the story 🙂 but please, please take your time- dont rush it!
November 27th, 2012 at 1:51 am
Assa!! Whoo hoo! Congrats on being a Winner! I’m not done. Whaa. Good job, David. I knew you would do it. I’m glad your story has potential. Mine is a mess as well.
November 27th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Well, I’m not done the story yet, just the 50K mark. I’m going to try to finish the story in November, if I can, although it might have another 10,000 words in it, so I may just leave it for a while. Good luck! You’re almost there~
November 27th, 2012 at 2:18 am
Congrats on finishing! I have a little ways to go yet myself. Yes, the draft is messy isn’t it? Mine too as well as probably everyone’s. But you did it. That’s what counts at this time. Now on to editing!
November 27th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
I think I like editing better, since all the pieces are there, or at least the holes where pieces need to be are more evident. Still, I’m giving this one a rest for a while. I’m going to start on last year’s Nano novel in a few weeks, I think.
November 27th, 2012 at 3:29 am
Congrats! This NaNo thing is crazy!
November 27th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Thanks. It’s crazy fun.
November 27th, 2012 at 8:13 am
November 27th, 2012 at 9:01 am
Hey David! Congratulations!!! I’m not sure if you remember me – my husband Les, daughter Skyla and I used to go to English church in Jeonju 2009-2010 and I went to Brian’s Bible study for a while too. Seeing your word count going up and up has been inspiring me to finally (after 4 years) really go for it. Saw that you’d won tonight though – I’m still on 34,000 but it’s better than the usual 1000 before I give up. Are you still in Jeonju? How is life? Are Mirriam and Alan still there too? How are Brian and Tammy? What was your novel about? Thank you for the motivation! Best wishes, Charlotte
November 27th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Of course I remember you. 🙂 I was thinking about you when I saw your profile on the Nano site and wondering how you were doing. I’m still here in Jeonju, as are Allan and Miriam. Good luck on your novel, you’re doing great. Mine is about a blind girl who can see things no one else can. It’s a novelized version of the short story I wrote for the blog, The Girl Who Could Snee (https://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/the-girl-who-could-snee/) God bless~
December 2nd, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Hey, with my smattering of Spanglish, I’m now trilingual!