Favorite Excerpt: “‘You’re right about that. The stupid giant may seem like a brute but he’s actually very careful,’ I agreed.
Rischa giggled and smacked my arm with the back of her hand. ‘Bowman, be nice, Jacob is your best friend!’
‘I am being nice,’ I told her, grinning wide.”
Alright! So this is another year of NaNoWriMo completed, and another challenge met! I was super excited when the characters started taking the wheel tonight, because this means for Thanksgiving I don’t need to mope about not getting any word count done. XD It was a real bummer last year.
I will not be updating the tumblr anymore with progress on Teven, though rest assured I will continue to write it! I can’t stop now! It’s probably going to be about twice the NaNo goal when it’s all done, realistically. ^^; But! I’m glad to have done it, and thanks to anyone who followed this silly adventure of mine and supported me along the way! You’re the best!
Also, have a happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it!
Favorite Excerpt: “
The sprite realized what Jacob planned a second too late. He flared his wings and tried to sidestep the approaching hand. ‘Jacob, quit … it …’ All protests dropped off when Jacob lightly scratched at the back of Bowman’s sensitive wings. The nerves that ran all throughout the membrane were always primed and very sensitive so Bowman could feel shifts in air pressure.
The result, much to Jacob’s eternal amusement, was an instant off switch to any snark that Bowman might otherwise throw his way. Bowman practically melted into the floor, sinking down to sit on the carpet while his wings rolled open to begrudgingly accept more scratches.”
Aww yeah, I made my usual word count again! And I’m soooo close to the goal, holy crap! Today’s writing session was all adorable all the time. I sometimes forget how cathartic gt fluff actually is. These dorks just can’t quit, really. And I left myself at a stopping point right before some intrigue starts up again, so I’ll be able to cruise through word count tomorrow, too (knock on wood)!
Favorite Excerpt: “
I frowned and flicked my wings pointedly, drawing attention back to myself with the noise. They were all shocked with my boldness, but they listened. ‘I know I can trust that human because, if he wasn’t a good person, he would not have risked himself against Logan to help Rischa and the rest of my family. Because I was knocked out and I couldn’t do a blasted thing to help them myself. So Jacob did instead.’”
My goal for today was actually only about 600 words. I had to do some food shopping all day and that took up a lot of time and energy, so I knew I wouldn’t get much written. But I got more than I planned at least. I got some important things set up and I left off at a nice place to write some quality GT fluff tomorrow. Because everyone needs more GT fluff.
Favorite Excerpt: “I inched along slowly, my heart pounding in the dark. One of my senses was completely stifled, and it left me on edge.
It also, by some chance, happened to make my other senses far keener than they normally were. I felt every shift in the air in here, and it left my wings twitching on occasion. I smelled the unfamiliar dust, so different from the air fragrant with verdant life back home in Wellwood.
And I heard a shuffling approaching me.”
My family did our Thanksgiving celebrations today, so I was worried I wouldn’t make my word count. I was busy being social most of the day, and yet I made it home this evening and managed to hack out my word count plus some extra! The chapter really wanted to be written. I’m getting into some intriguing parts of the story. I have a feeling it’s going to be hard to find excerpts that aren’t spoilertastic at this point, but I’ll do my best!
“Logan is in our colony’s shared memory history … like the archives you told us about but we keep it in our heads,” he began. “He … we thought he was a good human, but he betrayed us…”
Pretty good day today. I managed to drabble a little bit in my journal during the day for the first time in forever. The speaker, by the way, is a little wraithlet named Lore. His daddy is Teven Silver, the titular character of the story.
Favorite Excerpt: No Excerpt today; I couldn’t find a good spot that wasn’t also like four paragraphs long. Whoops.
Today was decently productive. I’ve reached a tricky part, in that it is a lot of subtlety and also some backstory, which I want to make sure I get all of it in. So I have to look around at my various notes and that takes a while. I also got tired and hit a wall, so I decided to call it good at 1100. I’m still way ahead, so I think I’ll be fine.
Favorite Excerpt: “Rischa’s footsteps got softer as she grew closer and closer to the wraith’s door. She wasn’t sure why, but it almost felt like she would be intruding if she went in without their permission. The murky shadows clung to the back wall more than anywhere else under the bed. She swallowed dryly.”
Pretty good day for writing! I got a lot done and I am ready to hop back into more intrigue. Still feeling kinda meh health wise but I think I’m improving! So that’s good news. The writing must continue! This story is coming along so nicely and I am only in chapter 10. ;w; It’s gonna be a long book before I’m done.
Favorite Excerpt: “Rischa Prayed, using her powerful connection to the Earth Spirit to help me. ‘Earth Spirit,’ she began, her voice still wavery like she was barely resisting the urge to cry. ‘Lady of Life. I beseech you. Guide my hands and bless me with your healing touch, that I may right what has been wronged.’”
After a day of feeling icky, I managed to sit myself down and get my word par for the day! At some point I may make up for yesterday’s lapse, but until then I’m feeling pretty minimalist right now. XD Anyway, the excerpt above is actually a Super Important Thing from my story ‘verse. The healing Prayer can’t be invoked by just anybody, after all! That’s serious magic to be borrowing. Go Rischa!
Favorite Excerpt: There is not enough in today’s writing for an excerpt, but I’ll put something from yesterday: “Survival of the fittest. It was how nature worked. Like how I was defenseless against those claws opening up my chest like they did.“
Today I am feeling rather sick, so I didn’t get much done. I couldn’t focus at all! I can do some work tomorrow but it’s a good thing I was going so well before! I have lots of buffer.
Favorite Excerpt: “Movement caught Jacob’s eye. He glanced toward the fence nearest the house and his face immediately paled. He surged forward at the same time as the shadowy shape did, determined to reach it before it reached the unaware sprites. They’ve never even seen one before! he thought in a panic, even as he saw Bowman whirl around where he stood to see what bore down on him.
The cat closed the distance before Jacob could, but he ran on anyway.”
Made some decent progress today. I’m pretty happy with the above excerpt … it’s the ending of a chapter. I don’t get a lot of cliffhangers but some of them are pretty cool. This week I may slow down a little, but if I can keep up my usual daily goal of 2k, I’ll be very happy.