|Some “rare” Texas mushrooms|
Words: The dawn of Day Four of NaNoWriMo and I have completed a tenth of the 30-day journey of 50,000 words with a current word count at 5163.
As if the voices in my head are not sufficiently taunting and belittling, Laura Miller at Salon.com opines that NaNoWriMo is a (quote) “waste of time and energy.” “Better Yet, Don’t Write That Novel” Laura advises those of us who would give ourselves permission to write a whole lot of *compost* for a whole month.
Better yet, read Carolyn Kellogg’s rebuttal (debunking?) of Miller’s article. At LA Times online, she offers Twelve Reasons to Ignore the Naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo. Why, she makes it seem almost harmless for a couple of hundred thousand writers — or “writers” — to have occupied themselves producing 305,703,617 words so far in 2010!
Picture: Taken in Southlake, Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth area) in September, this picture of mushrooms in my sister’s front yard is evidence that it does, indeed, sometimes get soggy in Texas.
You say “fungus”; I say “mushroom”! And then, I write about it, because it’s what I do.