I took a week off! Did you miss me?
After a week of holing up in my garage with my computer, several cans of Red Bull, and space heater to avoid the children, I’ve managed to get a decent amount of words dedicated to Isto:
Though my word count looks good, I’m actually behind. That image shows the added word count of two documents: Stuff I’m going to keep, and stuff I wrote but will probably throw out.
The stuff I’m going to keep is sitting at 28034. That means I need to get 2K in today to be on point.
Unfortunately, I caught a cold this past weekend and that’s tanked my productivity in the creative areas. Oh sure, work is happy I’m back, and I’ve been pounding out code like a beast. But this battle with the shadow monster is taking a bit of effort to think about. If I stick to the “plan” I made, then I have about six scenes left to write in this POV I’m working in. That should be enough to make my 50K.
If you haven’t read Thanmir War or This World Bites, please consider picking up a copy while they are on sale for 99 cents. Thanmir War is an epic fantasy, and This World Bites is a humor fantasy novella (making it a quick read). Thanmir War is book 1 in the Niniers series, and Isto is book 2.
Here are the sale links:
Then you can check out the other titles on sale for Milo Fowler’s #99centnovember event!
Here’s a sample of my NaNoWriMo keep file (name removed for spoiler sake):
He stood on the edge of a cliff, looking over at the dizzying drop below. He swallowed hard and scooted away. “You want me to transform?”
“Yes.” Ocher scratched the back of her head, making her short spiky hair stand up more. “We have covered using Nature’s energy externally by soothing beasts—”
“When you trapped Terrance in a cave with a rabid bear.”
“—connecting to the land to find what you seek—”
“When you abducted Mika and buried her underground where she nearly suffocated.”
“—and changing another being physically by healing.”
“After you sliced Satch’s thigh open.” He glanced again at the cliff, and his stomach twisted tighter. This idea looked worse by the moment.
Have you been productive in your writing lately? Where do you hide to get writing done? Have you found mice in your garage like I have?