Friday, November 06, 2009


(originally posted on 11/4 over on Facebook)

There's this thing every November
called National Novel Writing Month
or NaNoWriMo for short
(or for those who like to say

But here's the problem--
I am, by nature,
a most curious beast--
and both willful and backhanded

As soon as I'm told what to do
and when to do it...
I don't.

I'm sure there's a reason.
Some psychological
You can certainly analyze me if you wish
(though I wouldn't wish it upon you).

It's not that I can't hit a deadline
or sling words around like mud
and see what sticks
...and what stinks

But I'd rather have a story
than 50,000 words.

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