Hi everyone! Well here we are four days into NaNo and my keyboard is wishing it was owned by someone that didn’t know how to type. Of course, I promptly reminded it (the keyboard) that it is getting a 401k and only 30 more years to retirement…hmm, perhaps I shouldn’t have reminded it (grins).
NaNo Act 1, the “Ordinary World”
Introduce the Protagonist: Hi, I’m Gene (toothy smile).
Introduce the key players: Ben, “Joe” (I have not found a name I like for this guy yet but he is a great friend), Tillian, Nemtemi – the “team” from the novella’s I’m doing during NaNo.
Introduce the antagonist: Time. And some vaudeville sorceress named Morgana.
Introduce the stakes: 3 Novella’s drafted – and life as we know it disappearing with the genocide of humanity (happens all the time, but agents with single letter names handle the events quietly in the real world according to a “documentary” I saw once…).
Introduce the conflict: 3600 words a day for at least 25 of the 30 days in November. I’m currently at 10,835, right on pace. Ben can’t remember his life, but without him humanity is doomed. The only ones he can trust are all strangers he’s just met and pretty much everyone else is trying to kill him – for something he can’t remember. Some days are just rough.
And the first turning point…well I will say it happens in a bar. That has a dancer pole in it.
Which, spins us to progress this week.
Up above is my NaNo progress, I’ve been spending a little over 3 hours a day on drafting. The rest has been wrapped up in completing my “Nano Preparations”, yep, I’m writing and still prepping. I’ve been looking back over my social media sites and cleaning and sprucing up the pages. Still have a few to go but I’m happy with the progress. Lots of other things going on but they’re not quite ready for daylight yet – I’ll keep you posted (smile).
That’s all for this week. I’ll leave you with a lovely cup of cappuccino my fav bartender Erin made for me last night to celebrate the success. Have a fantastic week, NaNo or not, may the words be with you my friends (smile).