Happy December 2020! Happy Post-NaNoWriMo 2020!

Whoo-hoo. I broke through for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at 50,080 words on November 30, 2020, and stopped at around 11:45pm on November 30, 2020, for an end point count of 51,114 words. It is a messy murder mystery with plot holes and dangling story lines, and I really don’t know what is this draft, but I made it to 50k words!

I am far from finished and the draft needs tons of work (like massive re-haul), but I have characters that I want to revisit? I don’t know. This was a weird November 2020.

Anyway, we did it again, and you know who you are, fellow Wrimos! Regardless if you have 500 or 50k words, a story was generated and a little art (such as it is) is good for something, especially since we did this during a year of pandemic and socio-political and economic upheaval.

Not sure what December project will be next, but let’s hope that the rest of 2020 will be better. — ssw15

(cross-posted at sswslitinmotion.tumblr.com)

Election Week 2020

Well, what an exhausting Election Week, waiting for the results. Letting every valid be counted and hoping for the best (even when there’s a lot of craziness out there). I have my concerns about the Democrats’ taking majority of the US Senate and the very narrow path to get there. But, the presidential election – yep, a lot of waiting there.

Is this for real, this time? I say “this time” because I kept ignoring the reports that said that Pennsylvania was inching towards making the call. I wasn’t trusting anything until the call was made. Take a breath and don’t listen to conspiracy crap…

Joe Biden is really president-elect and Kamala Harris is vice president-elect? All forms of media are saying so, so I guess it’s real! Joe Biden, bringing us together and calling us to our ideals! Kamala Harris, making history as a woman of Indian and Jamaican descent!

Now we somehow have to make it to Inauguration Day intact!

(Thank you, Pennsylvania, for making it through Election Day 2020).

If you celebrate, stay physically-distanced because we’re still in a pandemic under this current presidential administration.

Please, let’s all come together to get past partisanship and deal with the present and get a better future, America. There are crises to face and a lot of work to do.

(cross-posted at sswslitinmotion.tumblr.com)