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First Day's posting of Stn George & The Terror

WOO HOO!

I've posted the first chapter and first Once upon a time for Stn. George & The Terror! I worte exactly 1,000 words at the HalloNANOween write-in at Denny's last night and another 1,760 today. It took a bit to get into the swing of the story, but I think I really captured the theme that I wanted to start with and the slightly darker nature of some of these stories while still maintaining a sense of humor.

I got to the beginning of the story last night and had "Once upon a time there was..." and found I was completely stuck. Even with the title of the story (and it turned out much differently than I thought right up to the last paragraph) I didn't know who was in the story. So I turned to the DD, just like when I told bedtime stories and said, "Quinne, Once upon a time there was a..."? She looked up from her own book (which reached 1,000 words at least half an hour before mine did) and said "A gnome." Brilliant! Once upon a time there was a gnome... and I was off. I love this first story, as much as I love any first draft. It gets us into the mode of storytelling much faster than the first book did. The first one had to establish so much up front before I got to the first story that it moves slowly at first. This one is at Once Upon A Time before we reach 1,000 words. That's great!

Okay, so while you are taking a break from your NaNo or lying in exhaustion tonight, tune in at Stn. George & The Terror and have a little read! You know what a glutton for comments I am!

Comments

WOOO! Keep it up. I'm so glad you're doing well with the NaNo. I will definitely be reading at some point, though afraid I'll get too distracted if I read now and will ignore my own story :P

NICE JOB, DD!!!