NaNoWriMo Day 29

Oh gosh I’m so close! And the ending of the story finally revealed itself to me as well. It’s been so much fun and the finish line is in sight! For now, here’s where I’m at.

Word Count: 49,342


“I want,” he began, using sharp, clear motions as he curled his hands towards himself. It was one of the trickier signs to teach them, he’d discovered, without the benefit of any context or even an analogy to give them. He repeated it in case they needed to jog their memory on what the desperate motion meant.

“To go home,” came next. He’d never signed that to them before.

“I just want to go home,” he said it aloud along with the signs then, all at once and with even more yearning on his face. How much they could read from an expression was unclear; they’d never had to read body language like that before. But they’d learned sign.

Letters From Camp

I haven’t even done my writing for today, but I figured I should do a post since I skipped it the first two days! With july upon me again, I thought it would be good to revisit the story I did for Camp NaNoWriMo last year. It’s interesting coming back to it after a year and knowing all the things I’ve learned since then. Hopefully the story flows as easily as it did the first round!

Word Count: 2030/20000


Ness didn’t even have a voice to speak to anyone he might find out there.

He glanced down at his hands. They were callused and worn, and they were practiced in an alphabet of hand-speak. They would have to be his voice.

The intriguing thought drew him to open that door at last and step out into the afternoon.