I win. Nanowrimo has been defeated. My final Word count 50043

I didn't know if I could do it and I honestly wanted to throw in the towel but I kept going. This month I have kept up my writing duties at Eloquence Magazine, my blog, my radio writing job, and wrote an awful novel.

It's not my best work, but I typed 50043 words using my trusty iBook G4. I was worried that my 4 year old computer was going to give up on me, but it kept on trucking (sorry, but I have to resort to cliches because my brain is...fried.)

I have to give a shout out to my peeps. Carol, thank you so much for being my inspiration. You go girl! We should all congrat Carol on the kickass new job that she got. I would also like give give a giant Whazzup to my writing buddy, Matt. He was the rock I could lean on because his consistent effort kept me squeezing the wine out of my mind grapes.

I also wanna send a What, What to my parents and my family without them I wouldn't have had the material to write about.

Whoa...sorry. haha. I'm absolutely delirious right now. So I think it's time to go to bed. I would also like to thank all people in my life that have inspired me to write. Oh and thank you Tom N Tom's Coffee in Itaewon for existing. Your free internet and palatable coffee have kept me in the game (sorry...my last cliche).

Here is some information on the novel. By no means is it finished and it's quite possible that it will never see the light of day, but the point of National Novel Writing Month is to take the first step in becoming a novelist and that is to write.

Title: Setting Fire to Grasshoppers


My memories are tied to food so this is a autobiography told through food memories. Stories include running through Korea setting fire to grasshoppers for a mid afternoon snack, how in Korea bananas were worth more than gold, how in the orphanage I thought of America as the land of Hershey's Chocolate and Coca-Cola, and many more.

Excerpt: Setting fire to Grasshoppers

Everyone would perk their ears up at the sound of the fruit vendor yell out "banana" and mothers would get their wallets ready. They knew that they had to keep up appearances. They could not have one family getting bananas without a fight. Mothers would save up special money to buy bananas in order to keep up with the other families. If one family consistently bought bananas, they would shame the other neighbors. Mothers had to buy bananas occasionally just so they wouldn’t lose face.

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