Nov
17
2018
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NaNoWriMo, Day 17: 1700/28533.

1,700/28,533.

Went well today, once I realized that it had been a while since anybody tried to kill our hero.  Resolving that allowed me to bring in all the demonological stuff again, which was nice.  Also to introduce an unpleasant character who will still be useful later.  I might kill him off, though.  Still deciding.

Nov
16
2018
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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
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
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
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
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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!

Nov
09
2018
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NaNoWrimo, Day 9: 2089/15065

2,089/15,065

Annnnnd we’re back on track.  I think that I’ll be hitting a point soon where I can use more from the original short story, which is starting to mutate anyway.  I’ve realized that the perfectly adequate villain in that short story is better suited as something else in the book, and am establishing things accordingly.  I’m very pleased, actually.  I didn’t want this to just be an inflated version of something I had already written.

Nov
08
2018
1

NaNoWriMo, Day 8: 887/12975.

887/12,975.

I almost declared today to be a not-happening day, to be honest.  I’m tired and I’m cranky and I’ve spent the last week running around on errands and I need it to be the weekend.  But I decided to work through all of that and finish Chapter 3.  Which is finished.  And 887 is better than I expected, honestly.  Plus, I was getting above quote in wordcount earlier, so this isn’t as bad as it could be.

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