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NaNoWriMo Day 1 (Bonus post)

November 1, 2021

I’ve been scribbling in this space for over 8 years. In all that time, I’ve consistently posted Monday through Friday. Once per day. . .every day.

Welcome to “bonus time.” November is known for a couple things. Men not shaving (Movember) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.) I’m participating in both. Maybe later I’ll do post with what my “mo-stache” looks like at the end of the month. But, I’m guessing you’ll be more interested in the writing portion.

NaNoWriMo is about writing a 50,000 novel in a month. That’s about 1500 words per day. This post, for example is about 300 words. (It doesn’t count toward the NaNoWriMo goal.

I’m writing in my Syren universe. I’ve talked about it before. Syren is a planet with no metal and a population almost all of whom are deaf. Why are they deaf? That’s part of the story. Why aren’t they ALL deaf? That’s also part of the story? What happens when the deaf people find the hearing people? Yeah. Oh, and how does one “sing” to a rock and make it move?

All part of the bigger picture.

Unfortunately I won’t be sharing the actual daily words here. But, I PROMISE to share them all eventually. (I will share some scenes on occasion.) What I will share is the all important word count.

Fifty thousand words is more than I’ve written in a continuous line previously. I would estimate that in the 2200+ posts I’ve made over the years, this site probably has over a million words. But, the topics range all over.

Anyway, if you’d like to follow along as I stretch my goals, feel free to watch this space. My NaNoWriMo posts will also be daily and will be tagged with #NaNoWriMo and #Syren.

Oh, and my current word count? Zero. Time to write.

Stay safe

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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