I win! Total: 50947 words
That includes Notes: 5363 words but I don’t care, they are good notes. It doesn’t include two pages of family tree, one continent map, one half-of-city map, and makes no account for blood, sweat, and tears (well, perhaps it does with the sweat part).
47204 words.. I am so close.
Unfortunately we have a second-thanksgiving type visit tomorrow and I will probably get next to jack done, so the remaining ~3000 will be cranked out late tomorrow night and Sunday.
Just finished a difficult bit of writing. Things should start going a bit faster after this. Here is a snip of it if you want to check it out.
Lise said, “Perhaps you’re right, Ayden.” She turned on her side, propping up her head with her hand, bringing her nose-to-nose with him. “You made me feel better anyway. Thank you.” Then she kissed him on the cheek, and got up. “Good night, Ayden.”
Ayden got to his feet as well. “Good night, Lise.”
Lise turned and walked to the edge of the roof, placing one hand on the edge, then froze in place for several seconds. Slowly, she backed away from the edge and turned to Ayden, her eyes wide. She put one finger to her lips.
Ayden nodded. The message was clear: someone was below, we should be quiet. Ayden advanced slowly, trying to move as silently as possible. ( Chapter 11.5 Murder )
Edit: If you would like to read the work in progress, it’s best to start here:Working table of contents. If you have already read some of it, the stuff that was added between older stuff later is marked in red.
After two meager (one might say “paltry”) nights of 522 and 748 words, tonight was better. It was all NOTES but there are 1100 more words of notes, all of them plot ideas.
I will probably not include the “kidnap” plot in the finished product, because it was not really going anywhere (due to me not figuring out who the BAD GUY actually is or what he wants) and also because it involves the duke’s army riding out to rescue the kidnapped nobles and my main character is just along for the ride and not doign anything.
So, there is an even more sinister plot, involving a more local bad guy, and Ayden will have to use some of his new-found powers to crack the case.
Please contribute your ideas regarding how magic might work in a fantasy world…
Day off. Writing was good. Everyone should try it.
Now I will distract myself with good eats, and a bit of Good Eats, while I let the storyboard shuffle itself some more in my head.
I didn’t get my minimum done, but I am taking a day off from work tomorrow, so that will help. I am about a day ahead anyway.
Chapter 10 is ready for viewing. Working table of contents is here. Other than this I have another chapter like 2/3 done but it is out of order so I had better not expose it yet.
To those of you who have read some of the story and commented, thanks!
On today’s episode of “action novel writing”… A Poll!
Sorry about spamming everyone’s friends pages earlier… I moved the entries to the other journal where they are supposed to be.
I skipped some chapters so I could get to some exciting plot bits. Now I have a choice of going forward more or coming back to fill in the blanks, which is handy.