NaNo 2019 Day 6 — The Sound of NaNo

It’s a bit early in the month for me to be so loopy, but I was opening my writing program to get going for the day and this came to me, fully formed, as some of the best things do.

(To the tune of The Sound of Silence, and with my apologies to Mr. Paul Simon)

Hello Scrivener my old friend
I’ve come to write with you again
There came a vision softly creeping
Into my brain while I was sleeping
And this vision
Was not what I had in mind;
Now I’m behind
On my wordcount for NaNo.

In restless dreams my protag found
They could not face the battleground
I had to rewrite that entire scene
My characters are being really mean
And my eyes are sore
From staring at the screen
Another scene
Add to the count for NaNo.

And in the morning light I saw
Ten thousand problems, maybe more
But now I write without editing
They told me not to do any editing
They said you’re writing drafts
That you might not ever share
So don’t you dare
Edit those words for NaNo.

“Fools,” said I, “you do not know
How quickly plot bunnies will grow
You think you’re on one path, but then you’re not
Your characters will hija-ack your plot”
And my words
Refuse to flow like rain
Instead they drain
All of my will during NaNo.

Now, don’t forget to save your work
Backing up you must not shirk
Because the world needs your story
Or at least you need your story
Those 50,000 words are written anywhere we can
Since it began
Clicking keyboards are the sound of NaNo.


I’ll be blogging my NaNo 2019 journey right here, so feel free to follow along. And share your feelings on plot bunnies, backing up, or Scrivener in the comments.

Photo by Yingchih on Unsplash

7 thoughts on “NaNo 2019 Day 6 — The Sound of NaNo

  1. Awesome! Love it.
    I remember an assignment in high school English class, selecting “Sound of Silence” and breaking it apart.

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