So often I look back
To moments in my youth
Understanding now the folly
Poorly chosen then as wise
I want to go back then
Distracted in thinking to then it was confined
Sometimes, as teenagers, we make bad decisions. –from Seeking Shelters, a fanfic
I read the above line and the first thing that jumped out at me was, “And sometimes, as full grown adults (who should really know better), we make even worse decisions.”
Well, November is over. I had a lovely Thanksgiving and celebrated a wedding and two birthdays. Thanksgiving was very last minute, though I think I mentioned that in an earlier post. What I also did this November was take part in National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo or Nano.
This would be the fifth time I’ve participated and the third time that I’ve actually succeeded in the word goal, but the first time I’ve managed to do so without having word prompts and the story written in anthology format. The story itself isn’t finished even if I managed all 50k words. I’m going to work on finishing the story, but I should warn y’all that it’s a fanfiction.
I love to write anything and everything, but I like to practice writing new types of things by trying them out in fanfic format. This is a new attempt for me to write a story that I had already had the bare bones down, but hadn’t written out as a chapter-layout story. I’m ridiculously pleased with myself for this attempt even though I’m still working on finished the story.
I likely won’t post this year’s Nano offering here as I post my fanfiction works on fanfiction.net, but try to keep the two accounts separate from one another. I try to post only my original work here. I might post one of the first two attempts for Nano and/or maybe parts of the third attempt as they were are all original works.
Just felt the need to write about Nanowriom.