To be frank - I have no plot. I am writing aimlessly with what comes to mind. My last 500 words were poetry. Which felt great to write and came so easily to me that I wonder if I shouldn't finish off the remaining 41,378 words that way.
For those unfamiliar with this project, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words between November 1 and 30. Those who have succeeded recommending not rereading and editing your work thus far. Just keep going.
That's what Rob keeps reminding me.
"Just get the words out."
So -- here's my excerpt from my poetry blitz earlier today.
How do you live without a mother?
How do you live without the sound of her voice?
The one who you once took for granted- what do you do when she is gone?
You can go through her things
Finger the sweater that used to keep her warm
Use the coffee mug that she refilled every day.
Who do you go to for advice?
Who do you go to when you need to hear her words?
How do you find her in your every day life?
Is she the monarch that sways in the breeze?
Is she the bird that calls as the morning sun rises?
Is she part of the ancient trees and wisdom of the forest?
I search for her everyday
On the cold, dark drive home
On the trip to the store
Finding gifts she would like for Christmas – and then realizing she isn’t there to enjoy them
How do you go on living without a mother?
The one who fought to keep you alive
Who sacrificed so much
How do you ever repay her?
I think you can find her in love
When you nurture a plant on your windowsill
Keeping the porch light on for those who are lost
Appreciating all of the good things
That she made possible for you
Even when she left you behind.~
It's a bit rough and I already see things that could be tweaked, but in "ignore it until later fashion," I'm going to leave it and focus on getting the remaing 41,000+ words out first.
Just found out my lovebirds were featured over on the POE blog! Check it out!