I find myself in an impossible situation. The word count deficit is so high I’m afraid it will tip over and swallow me in an avalanche of imaginary adjectives and commas. Everyone knows imaginary words hurt more than those written and I have little tolerance for pain. And I can’t numb myself with alcohol because I’ve given up hangovers for Thanksgiving.
Most importantly, I’m pretty certain that the 50,000 word novel
I’m supposed to I will have finished on December 1 at midnight will not make any sense to human beings. Zombies on the other hand are going to identify with the completely vacant plot and dead characters.
At least I found my niche.
To celebrate, I’ve created a fantastic playlist to torture myself to as NaNoWriMo winds down. It’s likely to be the most interesting project I produced all month.
- “Mundo Bizarro,” by Electro Dub Tango
- “Dance Me to the End of Love,” by Madeleine Peyroux
- “Always Like This,” by Bombay Bicycle Club
- “Sloop John B,” by The Beach Boys
- “Time of the Season,” by The Zombies
- “Hide and Seek,” By Imogen Heap
- “Lost In My Mind,” The Head and the Heart
- “Walk on the Wild Side,” Lou Reed
- “BomBom,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- “American Nomad,” by The Apache Relay
- “Asleep,” by The Smiths
- “Time of No Reply,” by Nick Drake
- “The Fall,” by Rhye
- “Bones,” by MS MR
- “Vapour Trail,” by Ride
- “Slow and Steady,” by Of Monsters and Men
- “Blackbird,” by Paul McCartney
- “Biting Down,” by Lorde
- “Sparkly,” by Young Magic
- “Nothing Matters,” by Tricky
You can find the playlist on Spotify under the name “Twilighting.” Not because I have an affinity for Mormon vampires, but as a result of the time of night/morning it gets played to keep me company as I write.