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Website: NaNoMusical.com

“NaNoWriMo: The Musical” is a six part web series created by loving admirers of NaNoWriMo. In the spirit of the yearly November event (you know, the one that’s just as cool as Movember, but without the awful facial hair?), it was written in a month, shot in a month and edited in a month with no budget.

The music contained in this album is straight from the webseries itself in its original form.

Directed by Kelsey Goldberg
Script written by Errol Elumir and Manda Whitney
Music by Errol Elumir and Deborah Linden
Camera Op’d by Barbara-Audrey Bergeron

Starring:
Luke LaRocque as Dale
Blythe Haynes as Jill
Errol Elumir as Rick
Manda Whitney as Val

NB: This is not an official NaNoWriMo production, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.

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released November 1, 2012

Performed by Luke LaRocque, Blythe Haynes, 'Manda Whitney, Errol Elumir and Deborah Linden.

Written by Deborah Linden and Errol Elumir.

Ukulele played by Kari Maaren.

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WrimoSongs Toronto, Ontario

WrimoSongs is a collection of songs and parodies written for National Novel Writing Month. All proceeds of the album go to NaNoWriMo.

This is not an official NaNoWriMo production, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.
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Track Name: November 1st
VERSE 1:
Dale:
It's November 1st, thousands of people madly writing
NaNoWriMo. For some an adventure and others frightening
Fifty thousand words to write in thirty days
First the kick off party but should I stay?

Val:
It's November 1st. This NaNoWriMo will be the best!
Parties, socials, organizing. A municipal liaison can never rest
I've done this now four years to date.
Maybe this time I'll write. Wouldn't that be great?

Jill: My very first NaNoWriMo
How many words will I write? I don't know
So nany people who are writing
I find it all exciting!

SPOKEN (Rick): IT'S NANOWRIMO
(CHEER)

R: It's November first! So amazing
Can't keep up my mind is racing.
I hope you're ready, be prepared to stay
You're in for a treat because NaNoWriMo's underway

CHorus
Rick: NANO - WRIMO
NaNoWriMo's here gonna get things done
NANO - WRIMO
I hope you're up for crazy cuz NaNoWrimo has begun!


R: It's November 1st V: Much to Do!
J: What will I write! D: Will I get through?

ALL: I hope I'm ready I can't stop now
We'll make it through this month somehow!

NANO - WRIMO
NaNoWriMo's here gonna get things done
NANO - WRIMO
I hope you're up for crazy cuz NaNoWriMo has begun!

Na-na-na-na-na-no WRI- MO!
Track Name: Writing Spirit
VERSE 1
Just think how every year we tackle this together
Creative forces joined! We'll meet this task
And nothing's ever stopped us
Why everything's the matter
It's just a little hurdle, we'll get past.

Can you hear it calling
Tugging at your brain
Unfamiliar stories in your mind
Can you feel it burning
That desire for the word
What fascinating schemes will you design?

CHORUS
Let's see that writing spirit
All ideas visualized
I've seen your brain a buzz with thoughts
And plots crystallized

Caffeine will fuel our drive
Distraction cannot bar our way
We'll put that pen to paper
And triumph every day!

VERSE 2
The words must be written
A world put to page
There isn't time for critics or for doubt
Realms to be discovered
Annex that domain
Toast your inspiration, give a shout

The lure of the outline!
The coaxing of the muse!
Your fingers moving furiously over keys
Brainstorm twisty characters
Conjure lurid settings
If not for Nanowrimo, where would we be?

CHORUS
Let's see that writing spirit
All ideas visualized
I've seen your brain a buzz with thoughts
And plots crystallized

Caffeine will fuel our drive
Distraction cannot bar our way
We'll put that pen to paper
And triumph every day!

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Pressure
This was an event
Of anticipation
I'd mark every day and I waited
But now in November
There is no elation
For no single word has been generated

Success every year
Admiration of peers
"Amazing" was what they concurred.
Now I skip writing sessions
Else they'll hear my confession
That I can't drum up a single word

And there's Pressure
So much pressure to write
And there's pressure
They ask every day
How I'm doing

Just a personal challenge
But it bothers me so
And it doesn't amount to anything
They all ask for my wordcount
And I say "I don't know"
Then I leave before their incessant questioning

And I remember how it used to be
It was fun, a bit crazy, and made for me
But each day I dread
A blind spot in my head
I don't see the point, cuz all I see

CHORUS
Is the Pressure
They ask me every day
And there's pressure
And I don't want to say…

END:
This was an event
Of anticipation
I'd mark every day and I waited
But now in November
There is no elation
For no single word has been generated
Track Name: Lovely Day
LEAD-IN:
It’s a lovely day
To be outside
With my trusty ukulele
I just sing about
Whatever strikes
And hope that people walking by
Might be entertained

VERSE 1:
That man there with great moustaches
He looks like a pirate
Don’t worry though your secret’s safe with me
I won’t tell anyone you’re walking
To the store to buy some flowers
Instead of sailing on the great big sea

Oh lady over there beside that tree
Your son looks pretty serious
The way he’s staring at the pretty birds
And I bet that he’ll grow up to be
A famous ornithologist
Or someone who really, really likes birds


Hey I recognize you you're from Nanowrimo
What's your hurry, Dale, don't go

Dale spoken: OH! Uh... Jill.. Right?

The man has got it right! Your memory is good
If you want to join in - you should

Dale spoken: No, that's ok. What are you doing?

Just a little improv uke! Cheers me up a lot
Give it a try cuz you don't look so hot

Dale spoken: uh.. Thanks? But no thanks, that looks hard

End in a vowel, or end on ing
Why don't we improv on nano writing!

Dale spoken: no definitely not that!

I sense a bit of consternation
But there's no need for indignation!

Dale spoken: heh, pretty good...

D: I could try to stump you with a rhyme
J: I've got all day, so... Anytime.

D: You play just here? Or anywhere else?
J: I gig at night, but by myself

D: Maybe I should come to your show
J: I'm not doing any during Nanowrimo!

D: Oh right... J: but stop. Your turn to try
D: but I can't do this. Not an improv guy!

J: You're doing great! And looking good to me
D: But I'm glad you set a low enough key

J: this is what I'm missing. We should make this a thing
D: I can't keep this up! It's hard to sing!
D: I think I'd better go. J: but it was going so fine.
D: Maybe I'll see you  D&J: Again sometime?
Track Name: Cannot Edit
VERSE 1:
There is a drive within you that strives for perfection
While good for surgeries and giving injections
But you need to write words if you're doing nano
Don't stop to erase them, else you'll break creative flow

I know you cannot help to correct your mistakes
But you have to press forward, whatever it takes
That curly red underline is tempting To fix
Stay stalwart, keep on going, that is the trick

PRE-CHORUS:
Cannot afford to right all wrongs
Don't go back. Continue on!

CHORUS:
(you cannot edit)
You can't hit backspace (you cannot edit)
Don't try to be neat (you cannot edit)
Forgive your errors (you cannot edit)
And don't delete (you cannot edit)

VERSE 2:
There is that inner critic that berates you till you quit
It's a nuisance, you'll do better when you learn to ignore it
Work on something else if you get in a rut
It's not like people care when you screw things up

PRE-CHORUS:
Edit later. You don't have time right now.
You wanna win I'll tell you how.

Chorus
(you cannot edit)
You can't hit backspace (you cannot edit)
Don't try to be neat (you cannot edit)
Forgive your errors (you cannot edit)
And don't delete (you cannot edit)
Track Name: Don't Date During Nano
Don't Date During NaNo

Val:
It starts off very innocent
A sidelong glance
But before the second chapter It grabs hold

Rick:
You forget the task at hand
As your priorities divide…
You've abandoned NaNoWriMo in the cold

Jill:
I don't see what you're worried about
Dale:
We're writing together, we aren't going out

You just don't
V: Date during NaNo
R: Bet you're dating during NaNo
D: We're just friends
J: That's strange advice
V: Just don't date during NaNo
R: You're all smoochy during NaNo
D: Rick, grow up.
J: But he seems nice.


V: And if you can't control that need… have some chocolate

R: Remember, relationships that start under intense circumstances, Have awful sequels
D: What?

VERSE 2
R: We're here for just one purpose try to quell your primal urges
V: If passion grabs a hold of you resist that feral drive

V: You quiver at the sight of him and tremble deep within
R: You think of all the ways she could provide…

D: I'm sorry but… you're sadly mistaken
J: Can you tell me is he taken? *sigh*


V: Jill
J: what?

CHORUS
Chorus : C Bb F C F
V: you don't date during nano
R: Bet you're dating during nano
D: I am not!
J: Does he know how I feel?
V: Just don't date during nano
R: Leading girls on during nano
D: I do not!
J: What's the big deal?

G F C
V: And if you can't control yourself
R: Don't blame me when she gets all needy and weepy
D: So help me if I get my hands on you

J: He is cute!
R: And she's loopy

V: You're not listening
Track Name: Where Were You
D: Hey. I like what you have written
J: Really? You're just being nice
D: No, this character's engaging
And here… I like this plot device.

D: But wait this part here ends abruptly
J: I gave up there in frustration
D: No worries… what if... we write in this?
J: Brilliant! Now she has motivation!

D: I can't believe this, where is that block?
Now look how ideas flow
J: He gives form to what was babbling talk
Transformed to poetic prose.

CHORUS
Where were you?
When I was lost on page two
If I'd known
I'd have knocked on your door
You're the one
D: I've been missing. J: My life's now begun.
I wish I ... had met you before.

VERSE 2
D: You could add a character here
J: I like that a lot
D: And maybe you need a confrontation
J: And that would fix the plot!

PRE-CHORUS
J: Where does he get all these ideas from?
D: I've never written with anyone
D: My past attempts J: have been for naught
J&D: I can't believe this chapter's done

CHORUS:
Where were you
When I was lost on page two
If I'd known
I'd have knocked on your door
You're the one
D: I've been missing. J: My life's now begun.
I wish I ... had met you before.

Where were you-
Track Name: Neil Gaiman Tweeted Me
VERSE 1:
You scoffed
Eyes rolled
You didn't see the point

You sighed
Looked bored
And maybe a tad annoyed

But I've been waiting patiently
Checking his feed a bit obsessively
Works paid off most fortunately
And now I can finally say

CHORUS:
Neil Gaiman tweeted me! (x8)

I can't think of a better way
To spend the rest of my day
Where I can shout to the world and say
That Neil Gaiman tweeted me

VERSE 2:
Unbelief
Too good to be true
I'm bursting out with pride

Rejoice
I'm telling you
Join me for the ride

Hey it went successfully
Almost gave up but no worries.
Cuz in the end he tweeted me!
You miss it? Let's replay!

CHORUS:
Neil Gaiman tweeted me (x12)

You hear? What did I say? (Yub Nub!)
I'll shout it out all day
Check Twitter, and bellow Hooray! (Hooray.)
And by the way....

Neil Gaiman tweeted me!
Track Name: Argument Song
VERSE 1:
J: So what's the problem? Why won't you go?
D: Look. There's no problem? I don't need to be there
And no one wants to hear me read
J: I do
R: I don't cuz he writes very emo
V: Rick just write!

J: You should go. It sounds like a fun time
D: I made other plans.
R: No you didn't.
D: Rick just let it go.
V: Guys would you please?
I need to write. It's my only time.
R: See, write like me!
V: Rick, shut up.

J: But why won't you go? I want to hear.
V: Why aren't we writing?
D: Look it's no big deal. It's the same each year.
R: Aren't you used to fighting
J: But it's my first time.
D: Go without me YOU'LL be FINE.

Spoken:
V: Good that's settled… can we write now?
R: Don't you have snacks in this place?

VERSE 2
J: So can I read it.
R: Can't find the chips.
D: It isn't very good and I don't want to edit
And why is it so important for you to read?
J: I let you read mine
D: Cuz you needed help!
V: GUYS - WOULD YOU PLEASE?

R: I cannot find your chips. Quit hiding them.
J: Is it me?
D: No, Please just drop it!
V: Yes just drop it!
R: I am CRAVING SALT!
V: Look, I'm begging you. I need to write…..

CHORUS All together
J: Are you sure it's not me? Is it because I'm new?
D: I just don't want to go. It's nothing to do with you.
V: Are you serious? Let ME WRITE.
R: You would think you'd put the chips somewhere that people who are hungry, starving even, look I haven't got all day

J: Just a peek, please. I'd love to listen to you.
D: Why won't you let me say no. I don't really want to.
V: I can't focus. LET ME WRITE.
R: I remember just this morning you had said you'd buy some snacks and so I'm searching for those chips I won't let them get away.

J: Just one little peek. Please LET ME see?
Track Name: NaNoWriMo Reprise
NANO - WRIMO
V: Made it to the end too good to be true
NANO - WRIMO
R: Now that it's done what will I do?


NANO - WRIMO
D: Met up with friends J: And found ones new
NANO - WRIMO
V: I barely survived the drama too


NANO-WRIMO
Nanowrimo's done it's hard to believe
NANO-WRIMO
The first thing I'll do is get some sleep
Track Name: Word War
Word War!
Oh You have to write as many words that you can
In a limited time and you race against friends
There isn't time for spelling and no time for doubt
Wanna be the winner so you spit words out
Don't even think
Just let them flow.
Do you think you're ready for
Word War!
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm