NaNoWriMo 2009

Here it is again. November.

Every year I look forward to November.  I look forward to NaNoWriMo.

For those who have never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel, from scratch, in a month.

I've participated every year since 2004.  I've never reached the finish line, but every year I go a little further.  One year I'll make it.  Maybe.

Meanwhile, this year I'm planning on doing it again.  Despite the fact that not only is it holiday shopping season, not only is work killing me, not only do I not have any time to write, but I'm due to have a baby on Nov. 20th, which means I can pop at any point between now and then, and I'll be sleep deprived and full of new-mommy-ness.

I'm nothing if not committed.  And might end up BEING commited.

Oh, and did I mention I don't have an idea.  Not one single solitary idea.  No plot bunnies bouncing around in my head.

I don't even have a title picked out!


Anybody got a title I can borrow?

From the Sky

From the Genre Shorties prompt: It rained today but it wasn't raining drops of water.    What was it that was falling from the sky?


She sat in the stall farthest from the entrance, with her feet up against the door.

They hadn’t figured out doors yet.  It had only started raining that morning, and they were still becoming whatever they were going to become.

The yellow-green stuff that fell like rain, had gathered in puddles in the yard.  Before she had retreated to the bathroom she had looked out and saw some of them down on all fours, drinking from those puddles.

She could hear them as they shuffled against the sides of the building.

It was going to be a long night.