Nanowrimo Update 11/20/11
I’m a cheater and a procrastinator.
Well, I might make it. If it wasn’t for the holiday week off coming up, I probably wouldn’t. I’m currently about 13,000 words behind. (Could be worse). Today was sort of a catch up day, but I cheated. I went in and typed up a few things I’d written previously to add to the draft. I got about 3600 words doing that, but I’m sure no more than 1000 were original, and the ones that were were derived from what I already had. Oh well. I’m really only doing this to get a full draft written. I am at least editing when I add things, rather than just copying and pasting. Some of them were only ever written on paper anyway or I lost the document, so I’m still retyping whatever I do have. Here’s part of what I’ve got so far:
“The city sparked with a rare energy that day. One of the lord’s had been blessed with a son, and a banquet was being thrown for everyone in the city. So much preparation was going on in the castle that no one noticed a small, darkly-clad boy climb out of a window and sneak off into the bustling town. He kept a small sword on his belt and a hood over his head. He slid through the back alleys and jumped over fences. After jumping through three blocks of houses, he reached his destination.
The people were scarce there. So many of them were already on their way to the castle. He climbed into the backyard and looked through the curtained window. The house was empty. That was not right. He pushed through the back doorway and looked around the small hut. A bed was made in the corner, and every curtain was drawn. He walked to the middle of the room and looked up.
“Hiding on the ceiling again, are you Will?” The little monster jumped down from the ceiling, landing on his feet in front of the prince. His dark red hair was matted with dirt, and his shabby clothes were covered by a dirty leather vest. His boots were tied up to his knees, but the soles were wearing thin. He glared up at the prince with his piercing green eyes.”
Sound interesting? I’m trying.
Hopefully, I’ll make it by the deadline. I need about 3000 words a day to make it. Doable, but it won’t be easy. I’ll need to keep that Minesweeper game close, just in case.
Good luck to anyone else that is trying, and wish me luck on my adventure!