NaNoWriMo Day 16 and a link

Today’s word count: 2355
Today’s writing: clunky in places, but I just kept going
My energy level: okay

Hurry, hurry, hurry

My day is getting away from me. I started slowly this morning, and then writing took a lot of time. I had to spend about an hour brainstorming before I even turned on the computer. E-mail and other electronic distractions have slowed me down as well. I need to get on with my day, get some housework done, maybe even buy some groceries, but since I’m rather proud of the silly idea I had, I have to share it.

I sent Prince Roderick to see an oracle of sorts. He realized how crazy it was to go riding off into the wilderness looking for a princess who could be anywhere, so he’s gone to the mountains to ask an ancient and wise snowdrake (i.e., furry drakon) where he will find Wren. My favorite thing about this drakon is that he is inquisitive. The deal is, if you can answer his question, you can ask him one. Unfortunately for the prince, you have to be able to actually answer the question. “I don’t know” doesn’t count. Fortunately, however, the drakon is quite happy to go on asking questions until you finally know the answer. So Roderick does eventually get to ask about the princess’s whereabouts, it just takes a while. <evil grin>

I love messing with my characters.

For those who appreciated my defense of NaNoWriMo, here’s someone else’s discussion of how NaNoWriMo is a good thing.

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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 16 and a link”

    1. I don’t know how addictive they are, but I adore my characters, which is part of the reason writing about them is so fun. Normally, I think “I don’t know” is a totally valid answer, one I need to be brave enough to give when it’s true. However, it seems like a complete cop-out when you are being quizzed by a drakon.

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    1. Definitely more writing. I’m doing my best to stick with my daily schedule, although I’ve got so many words banked I’m thinking of taking Friday off just to reward myself. Dreaming up all this stuff on a daily basis is a tad wearing.

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