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.

GOT TO GET MY 2K WORDS WRITTEN.

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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