NaNoWriMo Day 23

Today’s word count: 1721
Today’s writing: easier than I expected
My energy level: medium

I can’t say that a miracle happened. I can say that I found something to write about. As planned, I picked a few things from my list of possibilities: a storm and bandits. Both kept coming to mind whenever I thought “now what?”, so I figured I should give them a try.

The real bonus, today, however, came from an unexpected source. When I complained that I was stuck, my sister challenged me to include a tea fairy, so I did. Sassafras is The Tea Fairy, and Wren knows a song about her. So I turned on the storm, stuck Wren, Greer, and Bayard in the bushes trying to sit it out, and had Wren sing the Tea Fairy song to the bard, who had never heard of it.  By the time the song was over, bandits were on the scene, so I finally made some trouble for my characters. I admit that at the moment they are pretty benign bandits, but still. No matter how they act, bandits are not who you want to meet in the middle of nowhere during a thunderstorm.


So I’m working on it. I still don’t know what happens next, but I got through another writing session successfully, and that’s something.


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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 23”

    1. You’re right, of course. Part of the fun for me is discovering the story as I go along. If I’m bored, then my readers are going to be bored, too. I’m still struggling to figure out what’s next. We’ll see how today’s writing goes.


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