Nanowrimo day 28: Story no. 8 in 2,553 words

“Sexiest bartender in Bangkok!”

Nanowrimo 2011Nov. 28, 2011
NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month:

  • Written today: 2,553 words
  • Total so far: 49,156 words
  • Remaining: 844 words

Two to go.

For my last 3 stories in this year’s NaNoWriMo project, I’m going to draft one a day, regardless of length. Today’s story is a simple boy-meets-girl. But boy, and perhaps girl, are far more than they first realize. Set in Bangkok, the exotic becomes the familiar. The complex becomes a simple choice that is nonetheless very hard to make.

The draft is hastily written poo on a page. But it’s a start. Though I will say that it’s fun to work in more of the same-name-but-different-people characters who are part of a big story element. There’s some challenge in clearly differentiating them, but it’s good fun. And creating new female characters especially is fun. There’s nothing like writing strong, smart kick-ass women.

Two stories to go. Tomorrow’s story I’m hoping to frame in a backpackers-go-philosophizing (and drinking) sort of way. A bit silly. A bit profound. With a helluvan ending.

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