Nov
21
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 21: 1679/30560.

A little tricky to calculate this one, because I added to two different chapters instead of starting a new one. But I think that I added up everything right. I wonder if I’m going to get more, or less, done over Thanksgiving break?

30.5K words. [expletive deleted], I’m writing a book. I’m actually writing a [expletive deleted]ing book. Sorry, but for some reason that hadn’t sunk in for me until I was on my way back from picking up dinner for my wife.

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Nov
20
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 20: 1666/28881.

Had to take a break from the narrative to actually write out some of the scriptures from this death cult.  Because they have to have some, right?  …Yeah.  It was kind of weird and disturbing, doing that. Go figure.

Still, getting close to 29K. I didn’t exactly expect not to get this far, but I’d not have been surprised if I hadn’t. You know how that sort of thing goes.

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Nov
19
2017
1

NaNoWriMo, Day 19: 1757/27215

Had a thought, today: if I’m waiting to get to writing the next good bit, maybe my readers would be waiting to get to reading the next good bit. So why not jump ahead to the next good bit, and then throw together a couple of sentences that cover the boring parts in between?  It seemed to work.

27215. At this rate, I’ll be eventually running out of book to write. Seems… unnatural, somehow.

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Nov
19
2017
0

Snippet #2 from ‘Project SHIVA.’

I put up a different snippet on my Patreon as part of my ‘sorry for missing yesterday’s deadline;’ but it occurred to me that people here might want a look, too.  So here’s another one of the interludes (which means that it’s different than the one on the Patreon). Note: rough first draft. Not apologizing, just noting.

Snippet2 PS

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Nov
18
2017
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 18: 1767/25458.

This report is a little late, but have you ever had a newspaper story come in that was perfect for something you were doing?  I did.  This was absolutely something that I needed to include in the book.  So… some quick research, and some more research because I didn’t believe the original research, and here we are.

25.4K words. Finally past the halfway point.

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Nov
17
2017
1

NaNoWriMo, Day 17: Taking a Vacation Day.

More accurately, taking a I guess I needed an outline after all day.  I’ve been working on one, and I probably should have done it a few weeks ago. Turns out there’s a difference between a plot and a synopsis: go figure, huh?

Also: I needed to recharge batteries; heck, I should just load up the dishwasher and go get some sleep.

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Nov
16
2017
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 16: 1667/23691.

Finally got past a place with no narrative flow. I think.  God knows that the second draft to this thing is going to have to have a ton of dialog replaced with action. But that’s a worry for later.

Getting up there, getting up there.

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Nov
15
2017
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 15: 1717/22024.

Well, if this keeps up then soon I’m going to be past the halfway point. Fortunately, this is not a competition. Really fortunately.

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Nov
14
2017
1

NaNoWriMo, Day 14: 1677/20307.

My wife had her medieval crafts friends over for dinner (salted pork roast and other delicious things), I helped entertain guests for a change, and it was difficult to figure out what to write tonight again. So, nose to the grindstone, because excuses don’t increase wordcount.

Hey, 20K.

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Nov
13
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 13: 1737/18630.

Not a typo; yesterday’s total was a typo (I looked at the wrong number). Still, I’m only down 3000 words at this point.  I guess I’ll come up with something that bridges the gap in the narrative between what I wrote yesterday and what I wrote today.  I wasn’t sure how to get from where I was to where I wanted to go, so I wrote out where I wanted to go in the hopes that it would give an idea on how to get there.  I think that it may have worked, too. We’ll see.

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Nov
12
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 11: 1667/18337.

We’re all spreadsheeted up in this stuff now, mind you.  Got a scene out of my head and onto the words that came out fairly well, I think.  Also, had to look stuff up.  I’m trying my best not to research anything on general principles, but sometimes I have to.

Eighteen thousand words. Lord have mercy. No, really, that would be great, Lord.

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Nov
11
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 11: 1737/15226.

I thought, actually, that I would just write out a few hundred words and claim (my thankfully clearing up) sickness to excuse the rest.  But I got back into the groove.  I’m still a couple of thousand words behind, but we’ve stopped the falling.

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