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Sunday, November 8, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 - Mineral Wells

A book I had ordered arrived yesterday - Crazy Water by Gene Fowler - and I've been avidly reading about the history of Mineral Wells for my novel. The NaNoWriMos have reached a total of 591,689,307 words - an astonishing amount for the first week of National Novel Writing Month (17,000 of those are mine). Today I'm going to press on and my goal is to reach 20,000 words by Monday morning. Meanwhile, I'm finding it amazing that sleepy Mineral Wells was once a thriving Palo Pinto town for many years with visits from Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Helen Keller, Ronald Reagan and many more celebrities. The picture is of an hexagonal house built by the inventor of the paper clip, David Galbraith.

2 comments:

K9friend said...

Sounds like you're doing a terrific job with NaNo. I don't know your NaNo profile name so I haven't been able to keep up with how it's going for you. Your subject matter sounds fascinating!

I, too, am hoping to reach 20,000 words soon. We'll see!

Joanne said...

I'm already looking forward to this book. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun, and learning a lot too. Very cool. Keep writing!