Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 11 of NaNoWriMo

General Stats:

Words Written Today: 1421

Total Words Written: 20979

Write-ins attended: 7

Words Written at a Write-in Today: 0

Total Words Written at Write-ins: 9564

Cups of Coffee: 10

Plans Changed to Accommodate More Writing: 2

Named Characters Killed: 1

Number of Airships: 7

Scenes I forgot to Plot Out: 1

Scenes Written that I'm likely to Cut in December: 2


  • Not a complete loss of momentum but I have definitely been Week 2-ed.
  • I really love Write or Die.
  • Naming Airships is kind of a pain.
  • I have some awful Airship names:
    • Reckoning of the Cockatrice
    • Herald of Despair

Small Snippet of Novel:

"Well, let's get you aboard the Reckoning of the Cockatrice before the General decides to butt his head into our business despite washing his hands of the matter." Captain Josiah Everett led the trio of teenagers through the fort and to the Airship docks.

"Is it very likely that the General will interfere with your decision to help us?" Elizabet asked shyly.

Captain Josiah Everett laughed, "The General would have to leave his nice safe desk to even discover that you are aboard the Reckoning of the Cockatrice. The likelihood of that is slim to none. You'll be safe enough from the General." Captain Josiah grinned at the teens. He led them past the Merchant Airships docked for the night, and the smaller faster courier airships, to the row of docking slips that housed the large powerhouses of the Imperial Airship Fleet. The Reckoning of the Cockatrice was one of the newest sips ships out on the Frontier patrols. She had the latest and greatest aether technology and the heaviest armament of anything but the Heavy Aerial Warships that solely patrol the city bounds of the capital, protecting the Queen and Parliament.

NaNo-isms of the Day:


Herlad (Easy to guess, but I get points for its frequent appearance)

Can you guess what words these were supposed to be?


  1. You could combine the names and make it Herald of the Cockatrice. Reckoning of Despair is probably a little too depressing, though.

  2. Yes, but then I'd need another name. Ah well, there's always December.