Nov
16
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 16: 1368/26833.

1,368/26,833.

Three and a half hours sleep last night.  It’s a miracle that I can focus.  Chapter 6 is well begun, however.

Moe Lane

PS: I am still ahead of my target numbers, mind you.  This is why buffers exist.

Nov
16
2018
0

RIP, William Goldman.

A lot of people are talking about The Princess Bride, of course — and while I’d be one of them, his Maverick script was great.  The 1990s weren’t actually a bad time for decent movie adaptations of classic TV shows, now that I think of it, but Maverick was a lot of fun as a movie, and the script was at least half the reason why.  William Goldman was a damn good writer: my condolences to his family and loved ones.

Nov
15
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 15: 1768/25465

1,768/25,465

Danged if I wasn’t pleased to get a mysterious reveal out and on the screen.  Right after I realized what the mysterious reveal had to be.  The ending of this book is gonna be somewhat different than the ending to the short story, let me tell you.  Which is good, not that the original ending was bad; it’s just not what I need here.

Nov
14
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 14: 1602/23697

1,602/23,697

A little under daily count, but I’m still a bit ahead of schedule because of earlier days.  And I had run out of bits that had to be put in there.  So there you go.

Nov
13
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 13: 2015/22095

2,015/22,095

I… have discovered a stratagem.  A ploy, if you like.  I am plotting out the next bit using a particular suggestion, and the fact that I could speed along and get 2K words pretty quickly and easily suggests that said stratagem might actually work.  We shall see.

Nov
13
2018
3

In the Mail: The Sky-Blue Wolves.

The Sky-Blue Wolves is SM Stirling’s last book in the Change series. …Wow. I’ve been reading these books for twenty years, if you include the Nantucket trilogy as part of the series.  Can’t quite believe that this is going to be the last one, but I guess he’s gotten everything out of it that he was going to get.

Nov
12
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 12: 1672/20080.

1,672, 20,080.

Finally powered through to finish Chapter 4. I also managed to shock the elf! The elf is perhaps a little bit more straight-laced than he thought that he was. I was amused by that.

Nov
12
2018
2

Excelsior!, Stan Lee (1922-2018).

He passed today. But Stan Lee showed them. He showed them ALL.

Nov
11
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 11: 1673/18408

1,673/18,408

Vignette’s done.  Wondering whether to put it up at Patreon, let people see it.  But it probably won’t make much sense to people, out of context.  I dunno.

Now I gotta get back to the main story.

Nov
10
2018
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 10: 1671/16735.

1,671/16,735

So, learned something useful today.  I absolutely got stuck on the narrative today. I have a formerly evil knife, I have a college that will have a boffin to look at it, and I have… not yet decided who the boffin is, why the knife is so important, and why the reader should care. So I stalled. But!  I realized that the hero should have interviewed the parents of the victim, so I could get in my daily wordcount target on that.  And once that’s done, I can put it into the main text and maybe get a better idea.

(I also need to write an outline.)

Anyway! Lo! The sausage-making process!

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