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Come what may… in 2014.

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At the moment I am working my way through re-runs of How I Met Your Mother.
So perhaps it is appropriate that my project for 2014 is to start editing the NaNoWriMo novel I wrote last year about how I met and married the fabulous Mrs Seven.

I wrote about 60,000 words, but there is a lot more to write.  I have the bare bones of what happened, but now I need to add the most difficult part… how it made me feel.

‘Cos we al know how much men like to talk about their feelings, and putting them down in black and white is even worse.

 

cwm (740x1024)As I look at this mocked-up Book Cover, three things occur to me:

1.I am sooooo looking forward to editing this book.

2. I have no idea how I am going to edit this book.

3. WOW, but my chin looks fat.

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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Novel

 

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Come what may…

Even if I live to be 100 years old, and win an award every year for a new book, I will never write a book that is as important, or valuable to me, as the one I wrote in 2011 called Come What May.

The “book” is only about 5,000 words long, and is handwritten in a leather bound journal. 

20131030_151733And only one other person has ever read it.

So why is it so important to me?

Because I wrote a short story about how I met and fell in love with the love of my life, and on 27 July 2011 I gave her the book as a gift.

Once she read the last page, she asked me why there were so many blank pages at the end, and I replied, “So that we can fill the rest of the pages together.” … and then I asked her to marry me.

And the rest is history.

So I guess you could say this book helped me to gain the world, and who cares about awards and huge royalties cheques after that?

cwm (2)I never really felt like I had the time to do our story the justice that it deserved.  So this year for NaNoWriMo, I will be writing a love story called “Come what may which will be my literary equivalent of “How I met your Mother.” 

I am still not sure how I will handle it, because I want to incorporate as much as possible of the original text, but also amplify it.

But I am looking forward to trying.

(I was going to try in 2011, but since we chose to get married in November, NaNoWriMo took a bit of a back-seat that year.)

 

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in NaNoWriMo, Novel

 

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