Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 6 of NaNoWriMo

General Stats:

Words Written Today: 3205

Total Words Written: 13211

Write-ins attended: 3

Words Written at a Write-in Today: 0

Total Words Written at Write-ins: 3997

Cups of Coffee: 5

Plans Changed to Accommodate More Writing: 2

Named Characters Killed: 1

Number of Airships: 4

Scenes I forgot to Plot Out: 1

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


  • Wish the NaNoWriMo site was up so I could update my word count
  • I have to write 7k words tomorrow to succeed at the 10K weekend challenge
  • Write or Die is still one of my favorite writing tools

Small Snippet of Novel:

Jasper Smith woke in a strange bed in a strange room. He didn't know where he is or how he got there. The last thing he remembered was taking payment for the work he and his Master had completed for the Valor of the Sky. Jasper tried to free his arms from the blanket unsuccessfully and was getting frustrated when a dark haired girl leaned over him and gently restrained his movements. He could feel the concern and sympathy pouring out from her as she explained why he shouldn't move. Her reasons sounded logical enough that he chose to lie still and let her take his pulse. While she was taking his pulse, Jasper began to reach out mentally in a wide sweep for a familiar mind. Before he knew it, the girl had released his wrist and was addressing him again but he wasn't paying any attention as he tried increasingly frantic to contact a familiar mind. When he failed completely at brushing against another mind, all he could think was that he knew needed to get away, now. His limbs weren't fully functional yet so all he really managed was a wild thrashing that apparently concerned his caretaker more than anything else. Her fear that he would hurt himself edged into his awareness, and he lay still again retreating into the safety of his own mind. He barely registered when the dark haired girl left the room and tried not to feel even more lonely when she was gone.

NaNo-isms of the Day:


Can you guess what words these were supposed to be?

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