NaBlog Five – Six of one, half-dozen of the other

Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.


In the greater scheme of things, reaching this goal will not alter my future in anyone’s eyes but my own. It’s day six of my 50K NaNoWriMo Challenge. In reality I need to right on about 1,600 words today, but if I can write an extra 400 each day it builds a cushion should a bad day show its ugly face.

Why do I put this pressure on myself? I don’t have a clue, other than this first draft, “A Boy Called Bob” might be the seed for an e-book.

In 2013 I succeeded in hammering out 50,100+ words within the month of November. It’s called “Tickle Creek”, the story of a young family surviving the Missouri-Kansas Border War that paralleled the American Civil War.

The rules are to get a first draft, no matter how ragged or disconnected. Easy to say. The author of those words never saw “Tickle Creek”. I took the terms ragged and disconnected too literally, and I’m still skirting the parameters of that story in search of a place to start editing.

Wish me well on “A Boy Called Bob”.

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