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NaNoWriMo Day 11

New words: 1,854
Total words: 21,961
Goal: 50,000

21961 / 50000

Quote-worthy snippet:

She could hear her mother's voice through the wall, high-pitched with exasperation. "No, it's not some amateur haircut! She shaved it off. With a razor. Go look for yourself!"

Her father gave her a kind look from the doorway of her room, but Alej could see that his eyes were disturbed. He knelt down beside the desk chair where she sat stubbornly not looking at him anymore, arms crossed. "Are you going to tell me why you did this?" he asked.

"'Cause I don't want it."

She had no way else at that age to express that feeling, the feeling of hatred, that parts of her were the wrong shape. The doctors would ask what shape her parts ought to be instead, and showed her pictures of the possibilities. Did she want to be a dog? A rock? How about a boy?

She didn't want to be any of those things. She wanted to be all of those things. She didn't want to be tied to this.

NaNo notes: Did manage to pound out some stuff this morning before heading off to work, and then write a little long hand at work before work got hairy. It's interesting how I start out each morning finding the words difficult to write, and then, about a half an hour before I have to get up and get ready for work, they finally come, and I have to bring it all to a screeching halt just as I get on a roll.