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12 November 2011 @ 03:19 pm
Week two progress!  
Hey everyone. I hope your NaNo's are going better than mine is! (I'm ridiculously far behind but I'm trying to push myself through it!)

What's your word count progress right now? Are you behind or ahead? What are your characters doing right at this moment? Have you done anything truly cruel to them yet? What scene(s) are you looking forward to writing right now? What's your favorite bit of dialogue or something that you've recently written right now?


My answers will be below. Happy writing!
 
 
 
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Waiting all year- NaNoWriMo/writingjediknightmuse on November 12th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
At THIS very moment I'm at 6,640. >.> I have to get to like...15-18k to be on target for this weekend, soooo I have a lot of catching up to do (and distractions are not helping with that at all), but I know I'm probably not going to reach it tonight. What sucks is that I've had today off and let myself get distracted for a lot of the day, but I work 3-9:00 tomorrow so that's six hours of not being able to write. >.>

Right now, my main character Cray is talking to a prince that she was supposed to be betrothed to (and kind of unofficially is, I guess) before her parents were killed (she's a princess by birth but she survived the attack on the kingdom) and he just revealed that their fathers had spoken of their alliance being more than political and they were intending to have them get married. XD I think between that and the fact that her friend's home was burned down and another friend was killed trying to defend a child, Cray is having a tough time.

As far as a favorite part is concerned, I technically didn't write this part within the last few days or anything, but there's a line in it that I really love.
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Cray thought she remembered a time when magic was not something others were afraid of, and those born with it could practice it freely without the fear of being outcast by the Elrian king hanging over her. Or had she imagined it?

No. It was when Azaria was still beautiful, still strong and filled with magic. The city, once filled with towers that reached up toward the sky, had been the heart of magic in the country of Nemaria. Mages, or more appropriately Mageborns, were able to practice their magic freely, learning from elder mages how to control their abilities.

Azaria was Cray’s birthplace, and the throne was her birthright, though she was the last one to admit that. Her family having died in the attack by the king’s soldiers the day Azaria fell, Cray was only able to escape with the help of Aethan, who had been a mage’s apprentice in the palace. Since that day, they’d shared a bond.

Cray was only seven when Azaria had fallen, and too young to really begin harnessing her magic abilities. When the king claimed victory over Azaria as it burned to ashes, he decreed that anyone using magic even outside of Elrian’s borders would be taken in as traitors to the crown. Cray was a traitor to the crown just by living.

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The bold part is the line that I'm really proud of. XD

Favorite scene that I have coming up...umm. I don't really know yet. I THINK there's going to be a magic duel of some sort between Cray and...I think a dark mage, but I don't really know the details of it or how it's going to work out.
Inspeiinspei on November 12th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
More word wars are in order, I think.

Cray was a traitor to the crown just by living.
Line does pack a serious punch!
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: The blank page mocks me- NaNoWriMo/writijediknightmuse on November 13th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
Yes they are!
Inspeiinspei on November 12th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Word Count: 24,365. There was a 13-hour write-in yesterday that I had to attend, so that was a lot of help in getting my word count back on track.

My characters are being mopey bastards. I'm working on a sequel, and the main character from the original novel only makes a few appearances--he's mostly considering whether or not to kill himself because he failed miserably in his goal the first time around, and doesn't know what to do with his life anymore.

The current protagonist is a PTSD-riddled abuse survivor/very conflicted young adult trying to adjust to normal life after he was 'rescued' from his situation, and mostly finding it alien and awful... I think the cruelest thing I've done to him so far is give him a therapist who's very alt-therapy and tried to tell him to ~communicate with the harmony of the universe~ because it is a field of love and he is like a crop of wheat whose access to the eternal spring was cut off, or something, and his internal balance is all off because of how he was raised.

Didn't go well.

My favourite scene is still from the prologue, and since I just posted it in my LJ, have a link so I can avoid mucking up the italics tags*. I'm really just looking forward to writing more crazy therapist scenes and coming up with more awful metaphors, not gonna lie.

*and sneakily muck up the link tag anyway, augh. Sorry.
Jos: Too Strongenchantedskies on November 13th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
16k. I started this morning at almost 9k. So yea... Almost back to goal! behind.

So, i have this character.. he's... well, i guess the only way to describe him is special. Anyway, so he's hung over and this woman convinces him (which isn't hard to do as she's screaming at him until he agrees) to go rob a grave for her. And so he just finished that. and now he's all creepied out and everything.

Well... beyond killing his girlfriend/exgirlfriend, sending random ghosts after him, and well, making him get something off a corpse and making the corpse almost fly out of the grave at him... no not really.

I really don't know. So far, I've went into this with no plan. I really enjoyed having him dig up the grave though. Well, maybe not teh digging part, but the rest.

Dialogue? hmm... nothing really. Something else? well.. again, not sure. I'm only remember bits and pieces as i just let it flow. Umm... i guess hte whole part about her "convincing" him amused me.
K: nano 2011kay_brooke on November 14th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'm finished. With the 50k, at least. I've abandoned the story because I realized at around 10k that it was a non-starter, but I was too stubborn to just give up. So it's 50k words of crap. I'm going to spend the rest of the month working on a WIP, which I also hope to get 50k on so that I'll at least have done something productive this month.
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: How many words?- NaNoWriMo/writingjediknightmuse on November 15th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
O.O Woah. You reached 50k pretty fast (though I'm not too surprised by that, especially since you have the advantage of being able to write while at work). I hope you're able to get the 50k for the WIP done this month.