Friday, November 11, 2011

55 words from my NaNo project

As you all know, I'm doing NaNoWriMo again and I'm typing furiously to catch up with the target because my day job got in the way and I started late. So here's 55 words taken straight from yesterday's declared 2080.

The book is about a guy who lives in a hotel because he's spent his entire working life as a theatre dresser and has travelled so much he's got nowhere that he thinks of as home. He's finally settled down, in retirement, in a hotel he stayed in while he was working at the local theatre.  

There are a lot of advantages in living in a hotel, but it has its downside too. Take Christmas, for example. No sooner have we taken down the black and orange streamers and binned the pumpkin lanterns, than we have to declare the festive season and put out the tree and tinsel. People expect it.

Friday's 55 words are, of course, for The G-Man. Go visit him by clicking here.

8 comments:

anthonynorth said...

The celebrations are more spaced out in the UK, yet Xmas seems to begin earlier and earlier.

Brian Miller said...

people expect it...and there is what rules our lives...

Mijayami said...

I always wonder which people expect it, because everyone I know wishes it would take a little longer before they have Christmas thrust upon them.

G-Man said...

Well, at least we have 'Thanksgiving' to break up the segue'.
Excellent 55 My Friend
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

The Cello Strings said...

lovely 55.

There are folks who can live happily without celebrating Christmas.
Not all people are Christian or religious.

Monkey Man said...

Season changes in decor. A constant.

Yvonne Osborne said...

What a clever idea for a story... a theatre dresser! Good luck with NaNo. It's fun to pull 55 words out of a WIP and see what you have.

Akelamalu said...

We don't decorate for Halloween but Christmas sure comes round quick!