A Daring Escape

So I have indeed been working on my NaNo the last couple of days, I just haven’t gotten a chance to update it. I didn’t meet my 2k goal yesterday evening, and ended up calling it quits early due to a headache, but I did pound out an additional 2.5k today. So I think that makes up for it mostly. 😉

Some interesting news today, Empire has released its 10-year anniversary edition of its magazine, in celebration of the first Lord of the Rings film being released. Can you believe that was ten years ago? I’m just thrilled that they’re working on The Hobbit – and it gives me an excuse to buy it for my Nook to read. 😉

Anyway, here are some fun links you should totally go check out. Don’t worry, I’ll be here when you get back.

  • 100 Things You Didn’t Know About LOTR – No, there’s no adult content on this page, so no worries there. I think most LJ Comms just put up that warning as a disclaimer. Here are some of my faves:
    • The Black Gate is shown as two gates because of a typo in the script given to the art department.
    • During the running scenes early in Two Towers, Viggo Mortensen had that broken toe, Gimli size-double Brett Beatty had a dislocated knee and Orlando Bloom had cracked a rib falling from a horse.
    • Two years spent making chainmail will rub off your fingerprints.
  • Slideshow on Who Will Return for The Hobbit
  • Slideshow on The Perils of Bilbo Baggin’s Journey (minus the Mirkwood spiders… *sad face*)
  • And oh yes, some beautiful pictures from a blogger on the set for The Hobbitat Bag End. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than that!

    The Sackville-Bagginses

My updates so far consist of a daring escape from a makeshift jail, and a journey to save a damsel in distress. Okay, so she’s not really your typical damsel, and our two heroes even get into a conversation as to whether she’s worth saving or not, but there you go. Besides nobody wants to go against an angry werewolf mob, do they?

Project: The Secrets of Leekston (Working)
Deadline: End of 2011 (Preferably much sooner)
New words written: 4,511
Present total word count: 44,090
Total Word Count for 2011: 126,586