This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

December 8, 2009

NaSeWriWee, Day 6

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This is it—the next to last day of my National Sentence Writing Week! And here is my output: One random sentence from some random novel that I will likely never write.

Indeed (and much to her surprise), the only things she required were an old desk lamp, a pair of needle-nose pliers and all the yellow M&Ms from a 56-ounce bag.

December 6, 2009

NaSeWriWee, Day 4

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Indeed (and much to her surprise), the only things she required were ___, ___, and all the yellow M&Ms from a _____ bag.

This draft was ready yesterday but went through a couple of incarnations. I have to do some research regarding the size bags M&Ms come in. I want a big bag—preferably the biggest bag Mars makes. And for some reason, I think the color must be yellow. I fooled around with the first two necessary items. A few I liked because of the content, but the rhythm was all wrong. So I still have some work to do.

Still, I am continuing to make progress!

December 4, 2009

NaSeWriWee, Day 3

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Already, a rewrite is in order. On a whim, I googled my sentence so far and got a hit:In fact, and much to her surprise, they were seeking her out as an expert talking head on a new crime series.” [Source] Different punctuation, but still—not very original. And since I am only aiming for one sentence, the least I can do is make it original.

So, draft two so far:

Indeed (and much to her surprise), what she required

I’m not really feeling “indeed.” Musically, “in fact” was so much better, using three notes on the scale to say instead of just two. But I’m going to work with this for today and see where the sentence takes me tomorrow.

December 3, 2009

NaSeWriWee, Day 2

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In fact (and much to her surprise)

I’m making progress!

December 2, 2009

In fact: National Sentence Writing Week (NaSeWriWee)

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Yeah, I know you haven’t heard of it. I just made it up. I’m so proud of folks (like Nordette!) who have successfully completed NaNoWriMo. Every year since I heard about it I say This year I will join in on all the writing fun. Every year I’m at December 1 or 2 saying, Oh darn well maybe next year.

I think what I’ll have to do is start small. Realllllly small. Like maybe one sentence. And one week.

I’m going to get started on the perfect sentence from somewhere in the novel that I will likely never write. So here is my progress so far:

In fact

Yup. That’s it. Two words so far. Two letters, space, four more letters. No punctuation (yet). I’m leaning towards a comma next, but may go buck wild with a left parentheses or dash or maybe an ellipsis. You’ll just have to tune in next time to see.

By the way, I have “tweeted” my effort.

I mentioned here before that I Don’t Do Twitter. But after falling for listening to the advice of several people who are expert users, I decided to join in. But I am about ready to quit. I cannot seem to get the hang of it. I feel as though I am a latecomer to a large party, mingling around the room and catching one sentence only of 23 or 24 different conversations—none which I seem to be a central participant in.

We’ll see.

In the meantime I’d love if others participated in the first ever NaSeWriWee. I think I might actually be successful at this, and think you could be, too!

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