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: Romance 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- )