NaNoWriMo 2012, Day 20

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 1875 1667
Daily Average 2215 1667
Remaining Req’d
Daily Avg
518 1667
Expected Total 50000 50000


  • I’ve been thinking on one topic for a very long time. I know that in the real world, if magic actually did work, religion would be profoundly affected, both in some positive ways and negative ways. If I’m going to develop a realistic world in which magic exists, I have to at least deal with this topic. So I wrote some about this, tonight, and realized I haven’t given it nearly enough thought. I then fell back and wrote some more about vampires, including starting a vignette in which a young teenager finds out she is a vampire, and the social stigma causes her to commit suicide. So not everything is beer and skittles in this world.
  • I still have not been able to make myself write about mages, which is what my main character Nick Damon is. What are his powers? I know what I need for him to do, but how to make those things logical and flow naturally from some of the other things I’ve described? Aye, there’s the rub. Well, I have 10 days left. :)
  • Didn’t have to look up anything today. It’s all coming out of my head, although I will have to do some significant research into comparative religions in order to give the new ones that need to be created verisimilitude. If you have people in the world who can literally perform what most people would take as “miracles,” how would religious communities react? Some good, some bad. I need to have balance. And that is a skill I may not possess. We’ll see.
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