NaNoWriMo 2012, Day 6

National Novel Writing Month, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012

I’m charting my daily progress on NaNoWriMo. Since you may or may not care, I’ll kindly hide it. Thanks for taking the time. :)

NaNoWriMo Progress: Magic, Psi, and Necromancy for Normals
Actual Required
New Words Today 2550 1667
Daily Average 2483 1667
Remaining Req’d
Daily Avg
1463 1667
Expected Total 50000 50000


  • Because today was all about politics and, by extention, law, I focused my writing on the section of the book called Magic and the Law. I came up with case studies about how it was determined that just because a telepath can read a suspect’s mind and say “He did it,” doesn’t mean he actually did it, nor should it be admitted as valid testimony in a court of law. It’s all setting up a bunch of stuff in my coming novels that I’d been dancing around, but never delved into. Well, it’s delved. I’ll probably spend the majority of tomorrow, and maybe the next day continuing the topic because it’s important.
  • Since this is an alternate time line (RFK wasn’t assassinated in 1968, so everything after that can change at my whim), I included a case study of a case I will obliquely mention in one of my novels, and it strongly resembles the Atlanta child murders case of the late 70s / early 80s, only in my version of it, magic is involved. I love setting up stuff for book three that I can fiddle around with for books 1 and 2, as well. :)
  • Interesting things I had to look up: False confessions, mental incompetency, inadmissible evidence, the percentage of the population for each of the ABO blood types, old terms for things like “trace evidence” (circumstantial, I think), and I consider the book I read on how killers are made as all coming together to allow me to write this. Yay, research! :)
  • If for no other reason than “it’s there,” I’ll mention the election and that I voted. Unlike most fo the rest of the nation, however, I have not been obsessively checking returns, and I intend to go to bed shortly after this posts, not knowing the outcome. I’m just so unbelievably tired of politics, you cannot know. I’d welcome an alien invasion right now if it meant I didn’t have to listen to one more minute of talking heads calling each other liars. Can we please have our lives back, now? Good night.
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