Monday, November 16, 2015

Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Oh, the places you'll see!
If you shuffle some cards
And come trav'lling with me.

Those lines above are not, of course, by Dr. Seuss, that most sublime rhymer,
Who knew that the meter
Was king of the hill.
If a real word don't scan,
He'll make up one that will.

Here's a tidbit from his story Oh! The Places You'll Go!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Yes, I am that guy, and at 25,008 words into the 50,000 word NaNoWriMo challenge,
I am still following the adventures of this young woman.
AnnaK Tarot

Over the last week, she's wrenched this young girl and her parrot from the clutches of kidnappers in LA
StoryWorld, Legends of the Sea

with the help of this kick-ass lawyer,
Dark Goddess Tarot (trimmed)

 and is currently in Australia at this animal rescue sanctuary
The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards

wrestling with how to get this violent mutant trickster
The Heart of Faerie Oracle

to this woman, who can help.
Gaian Tarot

To quote more from Seuss, at this point I feel a bit like this:
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And as for how these two are going to figure in the story?
Wild Kuan Yin Oracle
Victorian Fairy Tarot

Keeping my fingers crossed!
The Raven's Prophesy Tarot

Regardless of whether or not this sort-of-novel I'm writing this month has any merit at all, the experience of arriving at my computer desk every day to find so many mini works of art waiting for me is a joyous one!
As Brian Goulet would say: Write on!