My 200th post and I just hit over 10k words on NaNo. Hooray!! Amazing to realize that I’ve been posting here for what, almost two years now? It’s awesome to think I’ve been writing stories for so long, and actually getting stuff published. (It still amazes me that folks are willing to pay me for stories that come out of my head. As someone who writes code to match requests for a living, that’s a pretty amazing thing.)
Thanks to all you lovely people out there that like, comment, or drop in to give me ideas & encouragement. You all are just fabulous!
It honestly has been.
Decided to change the perspective to the bad guy, cause well, he’s kind of funny. Definitely not the kind of character I expected to be here, but I was amused with him after doing a short blurb with him earlier and decided he needed his own few scenes. Have to find out what he’s up to for the reader to see how the world is unfolding from both sides of the table. He’s not quite a bad guy really, but just has different goals from our main protagonists. And he kind of wants to kill the werewolf. Yeah. That counts as having a different goal, right?
The part I like best about aiming for 2k words a day during NaNo is that it gives me a good bit of breathing room to work with. I’ve already got tomorrow taken care of, so if for whatever reason I can’t get any writing in it’s no sweat.
Project: Smoke & Witchcraft
Summary: My trio of protagonists (a werewolf, a half-vampire, and a sharpshooter) head to New Orleans to investigate a series of unexplained abductions. So far this pulpy paranormal will have plenty of banter, a slew of fistfights, undercover operations that fail miserably, battles of magic, a necromancer seductress, a coven of witches with a bad rap, and a ton of zombie alligators. Also I plan to toss the damsel in distress idea on its head since both guys will likely need saving. Oh, and did I mention awkward romance?
Current Word Count: 10,234
New Words Written: 2,008
Progress: Having to walk around in the pouring rain sucks, but they did enjoy giving the innkeeper a hard time while trying to get a room. It’s as dead as every other place seems to be in the city. Colton’s realizing he is crap at dealing with kids (big surprise there). Oh and a kind, old man tries to sneak past some cops without much luck. Too bad they had a drawing of what he looked like, and a tipoff that he would be arriving on that train.
Total Words for 2012: 123,247