NaNoWriMo 2013, Day 9

NaNoWriMo 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

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: MCU Case Files: Death Scene
Actual Required
Progress
New Words Today 1495 1667
Daily Average 1899 1667
Remaining Req’d
Daily Avg
1568 1667
Expected Total 50000 50000

Notes:

  • So, it’s like this, see . . . I knew something was off. I couldn’t figure out what it was. And it finally hit me: I had gotten off the whole idea of ‘death scene’ and the theater involvement and was focusing too much on the first victim, a rap/hip-hop singer.
  • So it turns out that Ramón (my first victim) — a.k.a. “Rico Murda” — is more famous than I had him being at first. And he’s trying to help raise some money for charity. So he agrees to be Bernardo in a regional theater production of West Side Story to attract unprecedented crowds to make money for the charity, the theater, etc. And he’s murdered. And that gets me from an unrelated rap performance at another theater to the theater where the action takes place.
  • A bunch of friends — I had no idea I had so many friends who are either involved directly in theater or who are peripherally involved — helped me out with information about how theaters would handle a situation where the celebrity star of the opening-soon production is murdered. Rico/Ramón was a drop shot (a term I got from one of the aforementioned friends) to literally suck people in from off the street. The regular company wouldn’t necessarily weep too much if he dies. The guy who would play the role of Bernardo for the rest of the run will just step in and play it.
  • Until someone else on the cast is also murdered. BWAHhahahaha!
  • So that’s where I’m headed with this, now. I have to change a few things. I hope to really churn out some words tomorrow, since I’ve come in under the daily count for the last two days.
  • Favorite thing I had to look up: The script for West Side Story; Joe Namath (He did one of the worst “drop shots” I’ve ever witnessed, playing the lead role in Guys & Dolls in Birmingham, Alabama when I was maybe 12 to 14. We went because of him (See? It worked!), and he was not only bad, he was Rosie O’Donnell bad. He was Roseanne Barr bad. He was Yoko Ono bad. Well, maybe not Yoko-bad.); Bo Jackson (another example of a famous person from one realm doing something in another and it being a draw for the public); Theater 102, taught collectively by Stephanie, Kriss, Kristine, Matthew, and Alison. Thanks, guys!
  • I’m having to resist the urge to rewrite all the stuff I’ve written up to today because SHINY NEW WORDS BETTER THAN CRUSTY OLD ONES. I think what I’ll do instead is channel that into making a working timeline for this book and the next two. I have to set them up using events in this one.
  • That probably won’t happen. I’m just saying. I know me. :)
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