Daily Archives: November 26, 2013

Day 26 Nanowrimo – 4 days and 12K …. hmmm

It finishes in 4 days – 4 DAYS!!
Eek, 3000 a day – including today… not going to happen – it is already nearly 11:30pm and I am working tomorrow. I had planned a catch up write tomorrow.
Tomorrow night I am performing at Drummonds 42 Flash Event. I will need to try and do some words on the Nano as well. I have some time on Friday and will need to write until it hurts I think!
It really shouldn’t hurt!
noun: panic
  1. 1.
    sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour.
    “she hit him in panic”
    synonyms: alarm, anxiety, nervousness, fear, fright, trepidation, dread, terror, horror, agitation, hysteria, consternation, perturbation, dismay, disquiet, apprehension, apprehensiveness; More

    informalflap, fluster, state, cold sweat, funk, tizzy, tizz;
    “she felt a wave of panic”
    antonyms: calm, calmness
    • a state of widespread financial alarm provoking hasty action.
      plural noun: panics
      “he caused an economic panic by his sudden resignation”
    • informal
      a frenzied hurry to do something.
      “a workload of constant panics and rush jobs”
verb: panic; 3rd person present: panics; past tense: panicked; past participle: panicked; gerund or present participle: panicking
  1. 1.
    feel or cause to feel panic.
    “the crowd panicked and stampeded for the exit”
    synonyms: be alarmed, be scared, be nervous, be afraid, overreact, become panic-stricken, take fright, be filled with fear, be terrified, be agitated, be hysterical, lose one’s nerve, be perturbed, get overwrought, get worked up, go/fall to pieces, lose control, fall apart; More

    informalflap, get in a flap, lose one’s cool, get the jitters, get into a tizzy/tizz, run around like a headless chicken, freak, freak out, get in a stew, get the willies, get the (screaming) heebie-jeebies;
    informalget the wind up, go into a (flat) spin, have kittens, lose one’s bottle, throw a wobbly, have an attack of the wobblies

Flash Event & Other Writing


I am going to my first Flash Event tomorrow 🙂

One of the amazing things about starting a blog on WordPress is the community that exists. I have enjoyed finding the challenges over the past months and from participating I discovered Flash Fiction. At first it was a challenge condensing a whole story plan into just 100 -150 words, over time it got easier and I am looking forward to December *the end of Nanowrimo extreme writing, I will be able to write for the challenges again in just a week!

One of the Open Mic events I attended last month was Drummond 42, it was a spooky Halloween Spoken Word night and I enjoyed writing poetry to fit the genre. This month they are hosting a Flash event – aiming to have 42 Flashes performed. The word limit is 300 words, so last night I did the opposite of Editing – I Embellished.

When I originally write a short flash it usually comes out at 160+ words and then I desperately cull. I had fun padding the words back up and then editing to make sure it was still a good story.

I embellish/edited 3 stories from those that I have written this year for Rochelle’s Flash Fiction Challenge. This evening I have read them through. I am nervous as I have NEVER read anything longer than a poem at an open mic.

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