Welcome back to NaNo Relief Bash, 2014! The party’s in full swing with Monday Night Character-oke at Rook’s bar! I’m hosting for a long time reader, whose characters are really making a splash! Hijinks are undoubtedly about to ensue…
5k. 5 friggin k.
My wrists are killing me. 😛
Somehow, in two hours, I was able to bang out 5k today. I know how- I completely abandoned all pretense of plot. I literally sat my characters down and said “Hey, talk at me.” I don’t usually like to get that Meta, but sometimes, especially towards the end of NaN0, it’s what I need.
I’m getting the feeling most of Rain’s second book is going to be more about Rook and Jon than anything else. She’s just not doing much this book. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but, it’s a rough draft, right? 😀
Progress on the NaNo has been slow going, but a scene snuck in before last night’s nap might offer a little insight into why. My character, apparently, is still in a pretty nasty state of shock, and that’s enough to make anyone a little sluggish as a narrator. Hopefully, she’s about to get an ally to help make that all better, but til then I’ll have to drag her every little painful step of the way.
Every so often, I run into the really interesting problem of needing one of Caitlin’s characters for my own work.
Usually, we write in tandem, so any time this comes up, I had the narrative over to her. But for the purposes of NaNo, that feels like cheating. Last year, I ran into this difficulty with Myles. As an aspiring Academic witch, that should have put him firmly into Cait’s territory. But I wanted to write all the words for my NaNo myself, so I floundered on and had her double check my work, as it were.
This year, I’ve come up against another Academic, but with any luck, she’ll be more of a behind the scenes kind of character.