Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 12 of NaNoWriMo

General Stats:

Words Written Today: 1864

Total Words Written: 22843

Write-ins attended: 8

Words Written at a Write-in Today: 1864

Total Words Written at Write-ins: 11428

Cups of Coffee: 11

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


  • Almost out of outline. That might prove problematic!

Small Snippet of Novel:

Frederic and Daniel are in the barracks room that they share with two of the Imperial soldiers, having been sent below deck for the duration of the battle between the Reckoning of the Cockatrice and the Herald of Despair. Daniel is flopped bonelessly on his bunk watching Frederic pace back and forth in the small enclosed space. Both boys are tense, listening to the sounds of the battles taking place right above their heads. The deck ship shakes are as cannon balls impact with the hull. Underneath the booming explosions of the cannons is the lighter sharper pops of rifles. Listening harder, Frederic and Daniel can hear the thundering scuffle of melee fighting; the clash of sword against sword, the scrape of deflected knives and the undeniable thump of wrestling. Frederic and Daniel meet each other's eyes and are filling with the knowledge that they are thinking the same thing. Carefully, in case the danger is closer than they know, the two boys sneak out of the barracks and creep up the stairs leading to the top deck. Hovering at the last few steps the boys crouch down and peek up and out at the skirmish merely feet away from them.

NaNo-isms of the Day:



Can you guess what words these were supposed to be?

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