Word by word

As anybody who’s even considered doing Nanowrimo can tell you, 50,000 is pretty daunting.  Like so many things in life, however, it helps to just concentrate on small chunks.  One word at a time, one sentence at a time, one paragraph at a time, etc.  Right now I’m keeping up by rewarding myself with a Starburst every 100 or so words.  It’s like they say: the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.  My elephant just happens to be made out of candy.

Here’s a passage from today:

It was hard enough for Tom to admit that he had done these things, committed these terrible wrongs. To ask him to think more deeply…it was like telling someone that was being eaten by a shark to save themselves by diving right into the monster’s gullet.

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