Sunday November 15th, 2009

The exercise:

So yesterday marked the first day I didn't hit the minimum daily word target of 1,667 for NaNoWriMo - I only managed 1,353. But on the plus side I'm still three days ahead of schedule and it looks like today will be a much better day - I wanted to get going on it before I took a break to do this post and I've already done over a thousand words this morning.

So, let's get on with today's prompt: weathermen.

Yeah, I dunno. But hey, we're all creative people here, right? I'm sure we'll come up with something from that.

NaNo Word Count: 31,258
NaNo Target: 25,002

Would you look at that? It's the halfway point sailing right on by...


One called for two months of rain,
Then moved his family to Spain.
One said wind storms were coming,
Then he hit the road running.
One warned a heat wave was next
(Sent from parts unknown, by text).

Why is it so hard to find
Weathermen to hide behind?


Greg said...

Well, as part of your idea was to build up a buffer for coming days, (like overpaying on your mortgage, I suppose), it looks like that's standing you well now :) And you weren't far off the number of words either! I'm back into not having much time to write sadly, but I'm pleased to have reached 24,000 words: at least I'll definitely reach the half-way point!

And great poem, lovely rhyme scheme and funny to boot!


In these days of short attention spans,
And only liking things that glitter,
My job is changing and I now report,
All my forecasts using Twitter.
I'm the most popular forecaster ever,
Publishing on channel @weather!

No more supercomputers, no long range forecasts,
I just Tweat what I can see,
I watch from the window as the weather changes,
And I'm always right, lucky me!
I'm the most popular forecaster ever,
Publishing on channel @weather!

Marc said...

24k! That's very impressive work. I have a sneaking suspicion that you'll find a way to hit 50k before the month is out :)

I can't believe you rhymed Twitter in your poem. Nice. I love your second stanza too :D