November 15, 2011

Journaling - Day 15 of NaNo

Total word count - 20,613

Yes, I'm behind. Quite a bit behind, actually. I'm hoping to catch up over today and tomorrow. The weird thing is, I'm not even sure what happened that caused me to get so far behind. Oh well, such is NaNo, I guess.
At the moment I'm trying to find some exciting action points I can throw into my plot line to sort of liven things up. At the moment it seems like it's all just thinking and talking and thinking and talking.
One interesting note is that I watched The Scarlet Pimpernel over the weekend, and now I'm starting to find that my main character, Grayson, is behaving sort of like Percy Blakeney. He's all tough and rugged and gallant on the inside, but on the outside he comes across as being more like absurdly charming. He's currently in the process of befriending the cooking woman who brings meals to his cell every day, going way overboard with his politeness and charm.
All the while, of course, looking for a way to escape. I have absolutely no idea how that particular plot thread is going to unwind, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Oh, and by the by, in the excitement of NaNo Day 1 I forgot all about notifying you all about the release of Falls the Shadow chapter 12 on November 1. My apologies. However, with today being the 15th, Chapter 13 has just been released. You can Click Here to read it.

We're at the halfway point today, writers. The first half of NaNo is behind us. Here's to a wild and crazy and successful second half!


  1. I'm behind too. But this year is still going better than last, so I'm happy. :)

  2. Some of the thrill of NaNo is catching up, I think. If we were able to keep up all the time, it wouldn't be challenging, would it? :)
    But I love Blakeney as a character, and cannot wait to find out what you have happen to Grayson. Good luck!
    Sincerely, a fellow WriMo :)

  3. Glad it's going better for you this time around, Thea.
    I suppose you're right, Carrie, NaNo wouldn't be half so much fun if it was easy. And thanks - I can't wait to figure out what happens to Grayson either!

  4. Jonathan, what a great film to watch while writing your NaNo book!


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