NaNoWriMo started yesterday.  I wrote 2899 words.  One question I was asked was why I didn’t write one more word to make it an even 2900.   Well, I didn’t because I have issues with doing things randomly and I thought leaving off at an odd number would take me out of my comfort zone.   And it did.  My NaNoWriMo story is partially set on the RMS Mauretania, a Cunard ship that sailed the Atlantic in the early 20th Century.  Here is a picture of the ship:  300px-RMS_MauretaniaRomance on the high seas.  Should be fun.  One quote I plan to use is “I don’t know why they call them swells.  They aren’t swell.  They’re awful.”    I will have to update this post with the guy’s name as I can’t recall it just now.   I try to head my chapters with quotes and this one is reserved for the bad day at sea my characters are going to face.

EDITED to add:  wrote at lunch and got 1501 more words done- so, there goes the random-  now I have an even 4400.  Stupid one word!

EDITED TO ADD QUOTE ATTRIBITION:  Here is the real quote with author: 

“I don’t know why they named them swells. There is nothing swell about them. They should have named them awfuls. Hugo Vihlen (American sailor 1932- )


4 responses »

  1. Love the new blog. I’m going to have to add it to my list of blogs to follow. Can’t wait to see where your ramblings take us.

  2. I’m so glad you started a blog. I will also be adding it to my list of blogs to check each day. I love the quote you used above. -Sunny

  3. Now my “baby” has her own blog!!! You know I’m your biggest fan and I’m very, very proud of you! So glad to see you’re blogging now! Can’t wait to follow your journey here.


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