In which the author is moving with tiny, but steady steps

612 words today. Just too damn tired to put very much effort and concentration into writing. Which means I’m about 700 words behind right now, but hey, that’s nothing I can’t catch up with by the weekend. Watch me. I’ll do it.

Today’s favorite words is gloating.

And we loves dialogue. Yes we does 😀


In which the Nano site lets me down and thus word-count-widget-less…

Today’s wordcount: 1,380. Slightly under daily Nano average, but with 3880 words total I still have a little buffer and am happily ahead of the game. Started Seven with a flashback in which tiny Ares is introduced to the Shadows and I had quite a lot of fun with it. Figured out a way that makes it much easier to write in tiny Ares’ voice. Maybe last week’s session of my creative writing class was helpful here, because I finally realized what I was doing wrong and how to take care of some of my PoV problems. Writing from a child’s perspective is still a bitch, but it’s considerably easier now and actually started to be fun, yay.

Another thing I’m really happy with is managing to include more supporting cast interaction. Ares continues to ride his streak of personal denial and Orpheus simply cracks me up. He’s an awesome character and I like his air of mysteriousness or as Damian would put it: Who the fuck are you and what made you such a hardboiled old bastard?

So considering that I didn’t expect to get any writing done today due to deadlines for uni projects, I’m very pleased 🙂

Nanowrimo 2008 – Day 1

Chapter Six is finished and was a lot of fun to write. Lots of fun new stuff happens, Ares is a bitch, Damian is hilarious and hey, Raeyn shows up too! I’m really happy that things have gotten rolling again. Let’s hope it’ll stay that way and the private shit will back off for a while.

By the way, did I mention how much I love how Ares is in some sort of constant denial right now? It’s rather hilarious.

Anyway, 2500 words. I am pleased 🙂