Wednesday, November 30, 2011

50,000 Words.... Done.

Well, there's one thing done that was taking up my time this month.

I gave up on my novel being any good long ago, but it feels to have accomplished it nonetheless.

When I realized I had less than 100 words left, I decided I was going to have some fun with the ending. So in the middle of a very tense confrontation between the protagonist and her boss, this happened:

I stared at Dr. Crance for just a moment, then stood to my feet, pressed the secret ballroom dance button under my desk, and as the tango music began to blare through the office, I grabbed him in my arms and said, “Now is not the time to be suspicious. Now is the time to dance!” Maria peeked her head in the door to find out what was going on, but then noticed Dr. Crance and I whirling madly about the room in our dance, an artistic expression of our mutual rage toward each other, and she ducked back out, as she should have.
From that day on, Dr. Crance and I were best buds, and we always enjoyed our mid morning dance breaks.

The End.


  1. I love that! That's got to be one of the best writing choices I've ever seen!

  2. In an effort to avoid doing work, I was reading through some or your older posts, because I have become quite a fan of your blog of late.

    And This ending is brilliant!

    1. Your comment on this was awaiting my moderation and I didn't even know. Glad my blog can be used in the name of procrastination!