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My Confession re: NaNoWriMo

Time to confess that I did sign up up for NaNoWriMo, but I waited until sometime about the middle of the month and Val has so kindly posted her work that I decided to share just a snippet from the slightly over 2,000 words that I have written... this has not been edited, has dreadful punctuation and other stuff but here it is:

I know Maude thinks about different things than I.  Her childhood being much less a rosy prospect she must focus on other times and other places than the dingy cramped smelly quarters she occupied with her widowed mum and Thomas her brother.  I would not know a thing about this early childhood except for the night we drank too much wine and stayed up all night telling each other our deepest darkest secrets.  Tied by blood we became as midnight chimed on the clock and the moon hid its face behind the Tower of London.  Not more than a scratch but we produced enough of our lifes blood to become the forever kind of sisters that we are.  I steal glances her way now and then as I know she does the same and I know that we each question the sanity of the other.  But we voice nothing.


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Nov. 23rd, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
wanna read more.... where???
Nov. 23rd, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
I'll have to polish some up enought to post more.. it is pretty much bits and pieces so far :)
Nov. 23rd, 2006 10:51 am (UTC)
It's so interesting.. really want to know what are to come next. LOL Keep writing ;)
Nov. 23rd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
*teehee*.. I don't even know what comes next.. I write like Virgina Woolfe, a heroine of mine.. along with William Faulkner.. "stream of consciousness".. it just comes out :)

Your encouragement is worth a great deal to me.. I have not written much in some years.. and find that once again I find it an enjoyable way to spend time :)
Nov. 23rd, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
"...and I know that we each question the sanity of the other. But we voice nothing."
This brings to mind the relationship I have with my best friend, Sheila! lol

It also makes me think of the comfortable silences we share where we voice nothing for a short time, yet do not feel any pressure to keep the conversation rolling. It eventually picks up again in a very natural way.

I'm really glad you posted this snippet, Rose. It's a lovely reminder of how special, and often rare, it is to be blessed with special friends that one can share comfortable silences with. I believe I could closely relate to these two characters and the relationship they have with one another.

And isn't that supposed to be a sign of good writing? When the reader can identify with the story's character(s)? I believe it is.
Nov. 23rd, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
I am so touched Val, you just don't know...

There is a lot of my last best friend and I in this book.

I feel as if I have found the story I was meant to tell, and in the end it is all about love...

Hugs, Rose
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