NaNoFeed (On the Eve, Part 2): Unprepared

On the edge of the cliff now, and it’s too late to do anything but wait for the clock to tick down to midnight. Two days off from the day job, and two more days of weekend, and I’ve set myself a truly outrageous challenge: 50,000 words in four days.

It’s crazy. I’m not going to make it.

It’s crazy and exhilarating and I am unprepared–except with a checklist, and a rough arc, and about six hundred pages of research.

I’ve been hanging out with the characters off and on since I was ten.

I’m going to step back two thousand years and run the locomotive of history onto a different set of tracks with a little help with some WTF-Physics and a whole lot of epic. I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning in the palace at Alexandria as an eighteen-year-old who’s just stepped into the shoes of divine queenship, having apprenticed for the role since age fourteen, in a family where sibling rivalry regularly runs to murder.


I’m going to imagine it. I’m going to Go There. Never mind if I reach the station by Sunday night, it’s going to be a wild ride.

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3 Responses to NaNoFeed (On the Eve, Part 2): Unprepared

  1. Sue says:

    50,000 word in 4 days eh? I have my notes all organized it’s after 12 here and I’ve started but won’t enter words til sometime tomorrow. I write in sections so when half of my first section is done I’ll count and enter and carry on. the spouse will be around so I’ll have to work around him

  2. Woo hoo! Go for it!
    I am headed off in an hour or so for a much later start, just two different coffee/tea shops, but later start gives me a chance to settle my household before the month begins. Break a leg on your challenge!

    • epbeaumont says:

      Planned on an early start but slept in to avoid getting sick… so I have 1941 words so far, and just posted the first excerpt. Best wishes with your project too!

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