Happy Tuesday, Cyberspace!
Today is the 21st of November, which means that we only have another 9 days left to write.
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Okay, so I honestly had not realized just how deep into November we were until this very moment, so please give me about 0.2 minutes to inwardly melt into a pile of burning terror.
. . . 0.2 Minutes Later . . .
And we’re back.
Now, since I’ve actually been keeping relatively up-to-date on all of your lovely comments in the past week, I’ve noticed a few little trends in the threads of progress when it comes to your NaNoWriMo stories:
Some of you, being the writing masters that you are, have already smashed and conquered your NaNoWriMo Goals.
Some of you haven’t quite hit your goals, but are right on track with where you need to be to fling yourself face-first into that finish line on November 30th.
And a handful of you — like me — are currently smiling through your tears whilst failing miserably.
But no matter which boat you happen to be paddling in — whether it is safely docked on the shoreline, or slowly sinking to the depths because of the thousands of holes you’ve accidentally punctured into the wooden beams — you are doing fantastically, my friend.
You’ve written words this month. You’ve developed characters, created worlds, and have begun the journey that most people have only dreamed of beginning.
You took your idea, and you made it a reality.
Sure, this newfound reality of yours might be a tiny bit sloppy and shredded at the moment, but it is yours. And that, dear beans, is all that matters.
Now, as some of you might recall, this past Sunday was the day when I swung back the golden curtains and revealed all of the deliciously terrifying dares that you — the NaNoWriMo Dare Squad — created. And despite every single fantasy I had of everyone screaming in terror and fleeing into the darkness. . .you guys actually liked them.
Like really, really liked them.
In fact, it got to the point where those who have already won NaNoWriMo were suddenly saddened by the thought that they would not be able to do a dare at the end of the month.
And to that I must say–
You obviously do not know which blog you are currently reading, sir.
Ah, yes, my dear friends. The fun is far from over, for I — the Great and Powerful Kenzie — sense a foul wind a-blowing from the East, bringing with it yet another delightful night-beastie known as. . .the Kenzie-Twist. . .
. . . a twist so foul, so deadly, so garish that it just might actually be fun.
“And what could this twist possibly be?” you might ask, nibbling on your stubbly fingernails in fear.
Well, now. What would be the fun in telling you that, sir? I would much rather sit here in devious silence and watch you squirm and squeal and question everything you’ve ever known whilst debating what possible travesties could potentially await you on November 30th.
And thus, I am wisely keeping my lips sealed on the matter.
However, as I am not entirely a ruthless villain, I can tell you one tiny piece of information regarding this glorious Kenzie-Twist:
. . . only those who have failed are safe . . .
And with that delightful bit of info rattling around in your ears, let us switch gears entirely and jump straight into the pep-talk that I know you’ve all been waiting for!!
So without any further ado, welcome one and all to yet another episode of —
Kenzie’s Weekly Pep-Talk!
If you ever feel like a failure, just remember this. . .
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. . .you’ve probably failed at something.
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This has been . . .
Kenzie’s Weekly Pep-Talk!
Now, I know you’ve all been dying to figure out which terrifyingly fun dare was sent in by each participant, but I think I might hold onto that information for just a teensy, tiny little bit longer.
if, of course, I don’t get trampled by an angry mob beforehand.
Honestly, I just feel like announcing who gave out which dare two days after revealing the anonymous list is just too soon.
It ruins the mystery, see?
And y’all know how much I love a good mystery.
or, you know. . .being the only one who knows the answers to said mystery.
So all of that information shalt be revealed next week, when NaNoWriMo comes to a victorious
(and possibly rather bitter) end. feel free to punch me in the face for being so cryptic.
But before you potentially knock out all of my teeth, allow me to personally assure you that each and every one of your questions will be answered in nine days’ time. In nine days, I shall name names and throw dice and reveal the terrible twist that is coming by the Easterly Wind.
In nine days, our NaNoWriMo journey shall be over.
In nine days, our fingers will stop typing and our pencils will stop writing.
In nine days, we shall meet The End.
talk to me, peasants!
Yes, yes, I am aware that this post literally did nothing to alleviate the mass confusion that has swarmed around your confuzzled brains, and has instead added even more confusion to the mix.
HOWEVER! You are excited, yes? The mystery and intrigue is much too great to ignore. Exciting things are happening, and no one — not even the victors — are safe.
But enough of that for now. How has Week Three of NaNo been treating you? Are you still alive, or did you lose your brain somewhere off in Week Two?
sidenote: if you happen to find my brain flopping around along the beaten-down path of Week Two, I’d really appreciate it if you could send it back. possibly with a package of cookies. thanks. Have the words been coming like magic to your numb fingertips, or have you been stuffing your face with candy whilst hoping for the inspiration bunny to strike? Whatever your week has been like, let us discuss ALL OF THE THINGS down in the comments below!
As for me, I’m currently writing this blog post instead of writing my story, so please forgive me if this smudge is a little bit slapped together. I’m at an extremely fun part in the outline, and I am SUPER excited to get back to writing it.
So yeah. That’s all I’ve got to say. Here’s hoping to a beautiful and productive Week Four!
As always —
*flings cookies in the air and disappears*