NaNoWriMo Day 29

Today’s Word Count: 1976
Today’s Writing: convoluted but moving forward
My energy level: increasing

tick-tick-tick-tick tick-tick-tick-tick

The end looms.

The end of November, anyway. And I am so close to 50,000 words I can taste it.

The end of my novel? Not there just yet. But now that I’ve gotten myself into an interesting part of the story, I don’t mind the idea of continuing to write into December. I am back to wanting to find out what happens to my characters, cheering or booing them, crossing my fingers that things turn out the way I’d like them to. I know that sounds idiotic, since as the author, I dictate how things go. Only I don’t. As has been the case all along, I know some things with certainty, but what will actually happen feels out of my hands. My characters are fairly strong-willed. They’re going to do what they’re going to do no matter what I think. As much as I have complained about that fact all month long, I think I prefer it that way. I’d be bored to tears if I knew exactly what was going to happen. I prefer being surprised. It’s a lot more fun to write and I assume it will be more fun to read.

Roderick is being charmed by the Lord’s daughter, and Wren is afraid for the first time in her life. The bad guy is about to make his move. I’m just waiting for him to tell me the details of his plan so I can write it all down.

Tomorrow: 50,000 words, the end of NaNoWriMo, and where I go from here.

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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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