It has been a few days since my last posting and I have been knee-deep in the madness of Nanowrimo. I've managed to exceed 19,000 words now and am just about back on-track to complete 50,000 words in November.
It's rare that I meet anyone who understands Nanowrimo and the utter madness of trying to understand why anyone would try to write 50,000 in 30 days. I've encountered only a few souls who get it. For those who do, they understand that with the daily grind of writing comes the satisfaction of getting it right... or at the very least, of getting it somewhere near right.
I've always leaned towards writing at such a furious pace, be it technical or fiction, so completing a challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days is not that much of a stretch for me. I've done it two years in a row now and I fully expect to do it again.
On another odder note, earlier today, my wife and I watched a rather strange movie called "Yellow Brick Road." The title would lead you to believe that it involves Oz in some sort of way. To be truthful, not really. There are references to Oz here and there. For example, the theater that this group of folks wander into has a projectionist who talks about when the theater was running back in 1939 and the original Wizard of Oz film is still in the can near the projector... and a forest trail these people follow is called the yellow brick road, and there does show up a gruesome scarecrow, but that's about it. There are occasional mentions of 'clicking their heels three times' or 'asking the wizard.' Eventually, everyone winds up dead in a most horrific way, so I wasn't particularly thrilled by that. I'm okay with horror flicks, but only when I know it going in, not when it comes out of the blue.
Would I recommend this film to anyone else? Probably not. The ending was unrewarding and disappointing. I expected answers that never came. Bummer!!!
So, tomorrow, I have at it again and go for another chapter and another two to three thousand words towards my final goal of 50,000.