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A NaNoWriMo scenario [cartoon]

Hi! If I’m writing this, it means I survived my first exam today! And guess what that means? I should be studying for my next one on Friday, but I have a minute now and this means cartoons! And what else would it be about than what is constantly on my mind at the moment: National Novel Writing Month? So, here’s my version of Nanotoons!








Yes, this really happens. šŸ˜›

Here’s a tip: don’t ever name a character Vivienne if you’re going to be typing her name in a hurry. It’s the hardest name ever to type. It’s like, left hand, right hand, left hand, right hand, left hand, double right hand, left hand. Bam. But now I’ve made that mistake and I’ve got to live with it. šŸ˜‰

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go write. I have 20,371 words so far and I need to hit 21,667 in one hour from now. I really don’t want to go. I’m aching all over and the last thing I want to do right now is exert myself further. It isn’t just that my arm aches from writing the exam (Though it would have been cool if the roughly 3,000 words [I’m deadly serious] I wrote in the exam today counted for NaNo. It’d give me such a boost! :P), I also thought it would be a great idea to do a workout this morning because I hadn’t slept nearly enough last night and I thought it would wake my brain up. I haven’t done a proper workout since high school, under the death stare of the PE teacher… Well, it did wake my brain up. Unfortunately it also woke my muscles up. I didn’t even know you had muscles along the sides of your ribcage. Well, that’s where it mainly aches right now. You guys can tell I dropped biology as fast as I possibly could in high school and did history instead, can’t you? I’m clueless about anatomy. šŸ˜‰

I’ve put in almost 14 hours of writing so far. For the first time, I’m keeping a log book of my NaNo and it’s very interesting. I’ve also been able to monitor that my morale hasn’t been very good so far this month:

I was so sick on the 6th, with a headache that I could hardly see, let alone type. I managed 779 words though. šŸ™‚ I need to fill in today’s. It’s probably about a five.


Okay. Ouch. Now I’m really going. Because…



I’ve leave you with the wise words of the wonderful Nanny Ogg:

“You ain’t going to lose, are you?”

— Terry Pratchett


8 responses

  1. elizabethweaver

    Keep going! I loved NaNoWriMo & am still working on the MS I started Nov 1 in a previous year. You’ll make it! Just keep writing & drink water & sleep if you get a headache. And, yes, for November, V could suffice for Vivienne, or avoid it entirely. Have fun!

    November 14, 2012 at 00:40

    • Nice going! I… er… abandoned last year’s MS. I’m too afraid to open it, even though it’s a finished story! šŸ˜‰ I still want to edit it. Have you participated in NaNoEdMo before? Just curious.
      It’s the aircons at university that are giving me headaches, not the writing luckily! Wish I could sleep…
      Her friends call her Viv, so that helps, but I still have to type it out every now and then when the boss and so on get angry! šŸ˜›
      Thanks, you too! šŸ™‚

      November 15, 2012 at 20:43

  2. Silly how all of my stories I’ve ever written in my life all have somewhat same names šŸ˜›
    For girls: Annabel, Kelly, Nicole, Ashley, Kathryn, Amberli, and Lotus.
    For guys: [insert cheesy names consisting of four letters or less here]
    I’m really jealous of your cartoons and writing… Mine are horrible :/

    November 14, 2012 at 02:09

    • When I was your age I had a taste for exotic names. Like, those things that you need to add a pronunciation guide for! šŸ˜‰ Strange how that has now completely vanished. I prefer normal names, as long as it is not Anne and John. A bit too common. Now I use names like Wilfred, Olivia, Alexander and Danny.
      And I never ever finished any stories. It is only now, about 7 years later, that I finally feel my writing is improving. Just keep at it! šŸ™‚

      November 15, 2012 at 20:49

  3. Haven’t checked that out, I think I will though.

    November 15, 2012 at 03:15

    • Nanotoons? I’m quite fond of them: they can always provide a laugh at the right moment! šŸ™‚

      November 15, 2012 at 20:50

  4. We do not write in a vacuum. Life has a way of interfering. šŸ™‚ My daily log of the writing process is almost as much fun as the novel.. You’re doing much better than I am. Keep going!

    November 15, 2012 at 14:49

    • Very true! Like how I had to reply to SO many texts on my birthday and answer so many calls and things and people, when am I supposed to write?! šŸ˜‰
      You can still do it! Just keep writing! šŸ™‚

      November 15, 2012 at 20:55

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