November 7, 2011

Journaling - Day 7 of NaNo

Total word count: 10,985

I'm a little behind on word count after the weekend, but I wrote over 2,500 words today alone so I'm sure I can catch up again... just in time for next weekend, probably. *rolls eyes* Oh well.
I've taken the excellent suggestion of several different people and shortened Tiberius' name to Ty for now. I may go back and change it once I don't have to worry about the NaNo deadline anymore, or Ty may turn out to really be Tiberius' nickname. Who knows?
I was kind of surprised to begin discovering today that my character Edea is pretty self-centered. It's not really how I imagined her, but the more I think about it the more I guess it makes sense. After all, she's royalty, and her entire life she's lived in the palace with servants to do everything for her, and until she became queen (just a little bit prior to the beginning of the story) all she ever had to worry about was entertaining herself. So even now that she is the queen her world still basically revolves around her.
I'm looking forward to seeing how this affects things when she sees my character Grayson offer to trade himself in as a prisoner of war in exchange for the freedom of his younger brother. I should get to that scene tomorrow, so I'll let you know!

How did your first NaNo weekend go?


  1. Mary, I like the story concept of Grayson's offer to exchange his life for his brother's. This may be the only selfless act the Queen has witnessed, and so will change her somehow. That will be fun to watch/write about.

  2. I finished my NaNo this weekend!

  3. And congrats on finishing, Galadriel! I declare, I don't know how you always do it so quickly.


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