NaNoWriMo Torture…

This is a response to the 100 Word Challenge which is hosted over at Velvet Verbosity.  This week the word is – WRITING.

Her newly-acquired, zombie-induced status was the product of many a sleepless night, burning the midnight oil.

Sleep had become her opponent, her nemesis, the bane of her existence; that elusive, unattainable, far-away ideal that she both craved and detested.

She walked around with blood-shot eyes that felt gritty, as if invaded by countless sand granules which could be acutely felt but were non-existent.

Sleep taunted and beckoned her… tried to entwine her in its warm embrace.

But she had a deadline to meet!

At least one thousand words per day.

Twenty days remained to claim the ultimate – NaNoWriMo victory.


  1. Robin Hawke on November 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Excellent, love the grit in the eyes. Robin

    • mish on November 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you. I imagine the “gritty-eyed stage” will be experienced by most NaNoWriMo’ers at some stage during the challenge.

  2. Lance on November 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    im currently 2 thousand words behind my nanowrimo pace. this related so closely.
    good job

    • mish on November 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      I’m sure you’ll make it up during the course of the month. It’s still good going, anyway!

  3. Tara R. on November 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    HA! The zombie invasion has arrived and it's NaNoWriMo! This was perfect, and I know exactly how you feel. I have 1,600 words to write before midnight.

    • mish on November 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      I’m sure you’ll manage your 1,600 words by midnight! You’d better get going now, leave the blogging/commenting for after you’ve met the deadline! Good luck!

  4. Carrie on November 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I haven't hit the zombie phase yet 🙂 I suspect somewhere in week three that will hit

    • mish on November 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      *chuckles* Good luck… especially during week three! 🙂

  5. barbara on November 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Good luck as you tred through the zombie stages. My best to all you crazy NANO folks out there.

    • mish on November 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      It’s my fictional character who’s trudging through the zombie stage… 🙂

  6. Seeking Elevation on November 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Keep plugging along!  You can do it.

    • mish on November 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      That’s my mantra… you can do it… you can do it… you can do it…
      Whether I follow up on this mantra, well, time will tell 🙂

  7. Velvet Verbosity on November 15, 2011 at 4:31 am

    This sounds like my years at college as a science major. 😛 

    • mish on November 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

      The life of a college student… *sighs*I can remember it as if in a distant dream 🙂
      It always includes sleepless nights spent chasing assignment deadlines…

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