It's the next-to-last day of NaNoWriMo and this is the first year I've come this close to finishing on time. I'm looking forward to celebrating tomorrow after I pass the finish line.
Today I wrote 2,579 words on my last story, DINO APOCALYPSE. (That just sounds cool doesn't it.) It's pretty fun trying out different ideas in this way. I'm forcing myself to finish each draft, even if I'm not necessarily happy with the outcome. But since I move on to the next story so quickly, it's a great feeling because I don't have to look back yet.
Ready for Revision December yet? <_>
Here's an excerpt from today's writing:
Ambrose snakes a freckled arm around my shoulders and I let him, just for the warmth of him, and also because it’s been a long time since I felt someone warm against me. We stand like that for a moment, watching the darkness and the stars coming out one by one. Are there more dinosaurs up there in the stars, waiting to come back to earth? I’d rather not think about it right now. I just want to think about Ambrose’s warm skin, his lips grazing my neck, the heavy feeling of sleep coming on my body.
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Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath
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