NaNoWriMo Day 17

Today’s word count: 1551
Today’s writing: meandering and choppy
My energy level: exhausted

Roderick's Next Goal?

I almost didn’t do any writing today. I’m so far ahead of my scheduled word count at this point, that I have been thinking of taking a day off just to celebrate. I’m currently 2510 words ahead of where I need to be to reach 50K words by the end of November. But I have promised myself my day off will be on Friday (if I take one at all), because I was already looking at treating my Friday as a bit of a holiday. As much fun as I am having with my book, all this creativity under the gun is a tiring and a break sounds nice.

The prince and the snowdrake have had their mystical, question-filled talk. Once the drakon saw Ig, he was so curious about the demon that he asked a slew of questions Roderick could actually answer, giving the prince the opening he needed to find out more about what he should do next. The answer turned out to be to go to a nearby lake, which the drakon admitted is nowhere near where he will actually find Wren, but which is part of the journey he must undertake. So he’s already on his way.

I think tomorrow I may have to check in on Jasper (the envoy from Pepin) and Wren’s bodyguards who are all frantically searching the coast for the princess’s body. I’ve decided that Jasper is going to have a larger role in the book than I originally planned, and am looking forward to setting up his next move, which is ditching the bodyguard so he can chase after Wren on his own.

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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.

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