I’m very excited for the next NaNoWriMo session that starts this coming Wednesday! I’ll write further on a story I actually began two years ago, in another NaNoWriMo session, which I’ve been outlining this week. My word count goal is a reasonable 25,000 words, not nearly enough to finish the storyline but certainly more than adequate to give me a good push in the right direction.
Another project I have begun, thanks to my writer friend Guy Sigley, is the publication of a very early WIP on Wattpad. Reading Guy’s hilarious satire, The Chronicles of Barnia, centered around a socially awkward man and his adventures in daily life, has opened my eyes to the possibilities of gaining exposure on Wattpad. Please check out Guy’s story at http://www.wattpad.com/user/GuySigley and mine at http://www.wattpad.com/user/ElizabethConrad810. My story is called The Lonesome Road, centered around three jazz musicians in the 1940s onward.
In other news, I read this morning that Downton Abbey will indeed end after series six. This saddens me as much as any other Downton fan. I will miss it tremendously, but am thankful that I own all of the DVDs and iTunes downloads. In my house, Downton will be alive forever! I do appreciate that the writers have promised to wrap up storylines and show us where the characters are past the end of the series. If given a choice between seeing the show struggle along for ten more years with beloved cast members and characters leaving one by one and a complete, satisfying ending, I’d rather see it end with closure. I hope the rumors of a post series movie becomes reality!
My Mum loves Downtown Abbey, she’s been telling me to watch Mr Selfridge that she has recorded.
That’s neat! I’ve seen an episode of Mr. Selfridge and it looks quite good. For me, though, nothing is Downton Abbey! I have all the DVDs and iTunes episodes, so it will never be over for me. 🙂