Truth is Strange


Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

American novelist, humorist, and critic, Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens) was born on this day in 1835 (died 1910).

Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo.

If you haven’t reached that 50,000 word goal now, you might struggle to make the deadline.

I made it a couple of weeks ago which is an entirely new thing for me. Not winning NaNoWriMo, but doing it so quickly.

That’s right, I wrote a 50,000 word “novel” in about two weeks.

With all due respect to Mr. Twain, I’m not sure it makes any sense. Not yet, anyway.

Don’t get me wrong. It turned out being a good story. It just didn’t go where I thought it would from the beginning.

So, there need to be rewrites.

For now, however, this version needs to go to the bottom of the stack.

Long time Nano writers understand that November is for writing, December and beyond are for editing.

It’s all good.

The important thing is that the writing is happening.

Even when it’s strange.

It seems to be a recurring theme, but 2016 has been a strange year…on many levels.

I mean when you have a year where the Simpsons correctly predicted (in 2000) that Donald Trump would be come President…need I go on?

I didn’t think so.

In other news, American television host and producer, Dick Clark, was born on this day in 1929 (died 2012).


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