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NaNoWriMo 2014: Day 6

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Day 6: Still no rescue vessels in sight. Another life ring washed up on shore; I’ve almost got the Olympic logo filled out. Found another coconut tree. Still hunting for the chocolate tree. The wine should last, if I only drink a bottle a day. Thank goodness for liquor store clearance sales! Only 24 days to go.

Note to self: Invest in satellite phone for Internet connection. I’m good, as long as my computer doesn’t crash, but I can’t update my word count.

Snagged a brief Internet connection when the trans-Pacific flight passed over. Thank you on-board wireless! Great pep talk by Veronica Roth: NaNoWriMo Pep Talk: V Roth

My Muse is still wandering around the island looking for a clue. I told him the only thing between us and 50,000 words is 26 days. And I told him if he has to wander, he better damn well find that chocolate tree. He doubts the Winner ship will arrive on time. I told him that ship will show up early. We have a bet: if the Winner ship shows up before November 30, he can take all of December off. If not… well, I didn’t go there because I know the ship will get here. Hell, this is my tenth go at this NaNoWriMo business. I think I know what I’m doing.

My Muse is calling; he claims he actually found chocolate. Better not be pellet-shaped and smell like rancid dirt like last time.

Captain Writer, signing off.


Author: Julie Holmes, author

Pen names: J. M. Holmes, J. M. Goebel A fiction writer since elementary school (many years ago), and NaNoWriMo annual participant for a decade, I've been published in small press magazines such as "Fighting Chance" and "The Galactic Citizen". I write adult mystery with a touch of romance, mystery with extrasensory elements, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy, and I'm represented by the fabulous Cynthia Zigmund of Second City Publishing Services. In real life, I am a technical writer with a family of two teens, a wonderful hubby, one cat (what writer doesn't have cats??), two dogs, two chickens, and more chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits than any garden should have to deal with. My garden, our hobby farm, and Nature's annual seasons are some of my muses.

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