well, Trouble has Arrived. i hit 18,375 words just a few minutes ago, which puts me * quick! maths! * three days ahead of schedule, and my little MSexcel report card thingy says i'm on track to finish on the 20er of november, but... i'm done. i got to the last chapter of my story, filled in some bits, and found nothing else to add. i'm going to have to start on my back-up story tomorrow, which, actually, i like a lot better, but that's just it - i LIKE this back-up story. i'm not sure i'll be able to turn off my editor and just write. ... of course, if i keep getting sicker, i'm going to have to call off work, and i suppose i'll have all day to write then. i'm not certain how coherent the story'll be at that point, but whatever, i guess. this is NaNo, we don't exactly have what you'd call "standards."nanaka
24,166. i am 834 words away from the halfway point. i am sick like a puppy, but i am nearly halfway through nano AND IT'S ONLY THE NINTH! i am nearly five days ahead of schedule. if i could breathe, i'd be doing a happy dance. ... ... ... fuck i wish i could breathe. anyhow. i've got some (maybe not so present) presents for you. this:
is the first chapter of Melancholy Joachim, my original nano story, the one i finished yesterday. and this:
Blessing the Troops - chap one
First, The Results of Promotion
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I'VE NEVER really hated a man. Of course, I've never really loved one, either. Except, Ellard.
Ellard was always more loyal than I. A bit dumber, too, but I'm told that's part of his charm. It must be, or there would be no reason not to stab him repeatedly.
It began with a promotion. To Vice-Captain. His, and not mine, despite what we'd been told. In those days, promotions at the higher levels were still handled directly by the king, and although he usually followed the advice of his councillors, he was under no legal or customary obligation to do so. One afternoon, about two weeks befo
is the first chapter of Blessing the Troops, my backup nano story, inspired by a wonderful digital painting by ~Geistig
as seen below:
enjoy, although i warn you, Joachim's not as polished or as smarmy as my usual faire. touka
well, it's a little late, but it is still technically the tenth, so i guess that's alright. as of right now, i've got 25,842 words. i'm slowing down, as i knew i would with Kay. his story is turning out alright though, so i suppose i'll just have to deal with it. when i get my paycheck i'm buying a car power adaptor for my laptop, and i'm going to be writing as much as i can on the way to and from chicago (we're moving my brother back thanksgiving weekend) so i can get a lot done then. on the sickness front, i tried several different nose unplugging drugs over the course of last night and today, but nothing seems to be working, so i guess i'm just stuck w/ a sinus headache and a stuffed up nose for however long god wants to punish me. thanks, god.juuichinichi
oh man I HATE ILLNESS!!! gawd i'm miserable. ... ... ... ok, that's enough complaining. i am actually six days ahead of schedule, and if i can write another 700 words or so before midnight, i'll have been seven days ahead for that little bit. problem is, i have no idea what's going to happen next in the story, so i have no idea where i'm going. i don't want to know the ending, i'd just like a little clue as to which direction i'm headed, that's all. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK!!! (T_T) juunika
well, 29027 words. i feel like i haven't written that much, but i think that's because i've gotten into the habit of marking days by when i write the journal, and i only wrote the day 11 journal like, six hours ago... that's basically what makes saturdays fun, is waking up on saturday afternoon rather than saturday morning. my illness seems to have dropped back into the Annoying But Managable stage, but i also reached the end of the pre-outlined section of my second story, so i'm running a little slow on word counts. i am of course seven days ahead of schedule, though, so i think i'm going to take tomorrow and make it outlining day. i've got a vague idea of where Kay's going next, but no real idea of the political problems he'll face, and since it's a story build on political Problems, that makes things a bit difficult. *is off to cook up something horrible to do to her character's home country. yays!*juusannichi</a> well, i waited until the last possible minute, but i do indeed have a plot, and i've even got word count inflation built in. i knew all those years at church were going to be good for something. ... ... >.>;;; anyhow. i even managed to get something written, and so for the moment, my total stands at 30110, putting me five days ahead. plus when i get paid here in a few days, i'll be buying that fancy car laptop adaptor, so i'm hoping i've basically got it made for nano from here on out. course, i've had worse things happen to me, so i am absolutely not allowed to slack off. you hear me self! no slacking! ... ... ... i'm asleep. ungrateful little brat...
juuyokka 31,726 and counting. i'm jumping around in the time line now and doing bits and pieces of the final battle scene. i need to watch something on medieval fighting. or maybe play some tactical rpg! (^_^)v i'm going to have to do the boring word count inflators here before long, too. in other news, firefox 2.0 is made of rawk. the extentions you can get to mod this thing are out of this world. now if only i could get the inline spell check disable box to show up. the damn options box won't scroll and refuses to resize.</div>