NaNo has been a ton of fun and I’ve got a lot accomplished thanks to it. I’m planning on scheduling some kind of project during November every year. The motivation is awesome! I’m fairly certain I’m going to hit 80,000 words today and once I do, I’m going to enter my words and call my NaNo won. Though the story likely won’t be finished, so I’ll keep going, though probably a little into December. Thanksgiving will likely keep me from doing much of anything the rest of November.
Besides, it’s free ski day at Jackson Hole resort on Friday. Hello! For free! This place normally costs $100/ticket. It is the #1 resort in the nation, after all. In fact, it recently kicked Deer Valley out of that spot, and I’m sure the DV is nones too happy. That’s where I have been skiing, since they give locals a sweet deal and it’s a great resort, and the BFF tends to get free passes there, so that’s where she wants to go.
Yeah, I’m ready for winter I think. Fall has been fairly decent this year, so if it snows, I’m ready. Just need to get my new tires, but don’t worry, friends, it should be this weekend.
Hope all of you celebrating Thanksgiving have a great holiday and for those that aren’t, hope your weekends are awesome just because! 😉
Finish line edits on SHADE. Achieved!
Read at least 2 new books. No new progress. I’m still a total slacker when it comes to mornings and train commuting still isn’t happening. Hopefully soon.
October NaNoWriMo Prep Work. Achieved!
NaNoWriMo Challenge. ACHIEVED! Just marching toward 80,000 now.
Edit/finish the short stories I do have. No new progress.
Now let’s WIPpet good. Let’s say eleven lines about 7+2=9 pages from last we excerpted. A little reminder info: Ebon is Logan’s dog. Last week you got a snippet of when Logan’s aunt captured him. But what happens when someone tries to capture his aunt?
White light filled the carriage just before it tumbled to its side. The hands kept Logan attached to what was now half a carriage. The sides sizzled, glowing a little where they’d been cut. A few feet from the carriage stood an angel, its flaming sword drawn. Filled with new energy at the sight of it, Logan yanked against the last two hands still gripping him. The angel approached, raising its flaming sword.
“No! Ebon!” he cried, kicking at the hands. The angel drew close enough Logan felt the heat from its sword. He covered his head, screaming for, “Teviel! Gentry! Please!” He waited for the sting of fire, but it never came. He chanced a peek at the angel and found it sheathing its sword. The angel crouched beside him and touched the corpse hands which squealed before shriveling into dust.
Logan scrambled back. “Ebon, please! Get us out of here!”
Ebon climbed into Logan’s lap, whining. There was nothing he could do.
What do you think? Is the angel there to help or to hurt? Did you enjoy NaNo? Anything you would do differently next year?