Dateline 11-29-2017

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Welcome to day number 29 of this year's NaNoWriMo challenge where I should be hitting the fifty-thousand word-count target by the end of the day due to the fact that I am only two-thousand words away which is only three hundred words more than the daily recommended pace. As I've been saying over the past couple of days, even though I will be successful in meeting the NaNoWriMo goal, I think I might have one more week's worth of writing to get the story to the point where it's complete.

I can't wait to be done, not because I'm not enjoying the process but because I can't wait to switch gears to start working on the polishing draft of the novel that I plan to share on New Year's Day. Hopefully, this NaNoWriMo novel will have created enough of a break to allow me to look at this older novel with a fresh set of eyes because I have a lot of work to do before the 1rst of next year.

I wish I had some sort of friend, assistant, or mentor to help me through this phase because it would be super nice to have a second set of eyes to work alongside my fresh eyes to work through some of my areas of concern. Hopefully, the crowdsourcing (for lack of better terms) idea that I share in yesterday's post will lead me to finally find that collaborative partner that I've been looking for most of my life.

I would prefer a collaborative partner over a writing partner because I'd almost prefer to pair up with an illustrator, or a designer, or anyone with an artistic mind who love story over structure and would be interested in merging our two art forms together to create even more dynamic ways to tell my tales.

Even though my convoluted plans have never worked out in the past, I never lose my enthusiasm when it comes to starting a new one even when it's as likely to fail as the last. I think the biggest thing that is holding me back is the fact that the business and marketing side of art leaves a very bad taste in my mouth so my fancy plans to sneak into success are doomed to fail as the fantasy is to be discovered organically by those who might become a fan of my work as opposed to trying to drum up interest through self-promoting how great I am to the masses to see who falls for my trap.

I'm sure there is a happy middle ground which I hope to discover through next year's "crowdsourcing" project. In order to get there, I need to move on and get to work.  As always, I'll check in tomorrow with another update on my progress. Until then, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you then.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. If you are reading this and playing along with this year's NaNoWriMo feel free to add fubunker as your writing buddy and I will buddy you back. 

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.