I Took a November and Gave it to the Story

“Someday I’m going to write about that,”
I took a November
and gave it to the story.
I signed up for NaNoWriMo.

I wrote every day.
A lot of words.

No time to overthink,
to say to myself,
“Nobody will want to read about this.”
or “That’s stupid.”
or “Your writing stinks.”

I went to bed each night,
unsure exactly where I needed to start
when next I sat to type,
but confident
that when the moment came
I would know
and there would be enough words.

* * *

and completely fabulous

and I haven’t a clue why it comes
the same month
as Thanksgiving.
Someone who doesn’t do the cooking
came up with that idea,
but I digress….

By Thanksgiving
I had stopped keeping it a secret,
no longer worried a discouraging word
would suck all the air out of my NaNoWriMo balloon.

The finish line was in sight.

So when someone said,
“Of what possible value can writing like that be?”

I said I hadn’t a clue
but at least I can stop saying
“Someday I’m going to write that story.”
Go put a price tag on that.

(More tomorrow. I have to go make a meatloaf for a group dinner now.) 🙂

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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3 Responses to I Took a November and Gave it to the Story

  1. Amber says:

    I agree with you! I’m trying it for the first time this year. Yeah, maybe I won’t run to a publisher with whatever I turn out. But I will have spent an entire month creating SOMETHING instead of talking about it.

    Good luck if you’re doing it again. If not, congrats on what you’ve accomplished anyway! =)


  2. Doug says:

    “Someday I’m going to write that story.” Yep, that’s what it’s all about.

    and good luck.


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