NaNoWriMo 2013, Day 12

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
New Words Today 5060 1667
Daily Average 1998 1667
Remaining Req’d
Daily Avg
1370 1667
Expected Total 50000 50000


  • I made up for yesterday.
  • Sometimes, I can be pretty dense. I mean, we’re talking neutron star core dense. Black hole dense. So dense that not even thoughts can escape. It finally occurred to me that the best way to make the beginning of the book more interesting is to start it with the climax of another case where they catch the bad guys in an all-out magical duel. So I wrote that scene. With explosions!
  • And then I wrote a scene where my main character (Nick Damon)’s boss is threatening to fire him because he refuses to submit to a mandatory (gov’t mandated) blood test. Seems there’s something of a witch-hunt mentality at the time my story takes place. Necromancers are Teh Evil™ and are not allowed to hold any sort of gov’t position, even if they didn’t know that they had necromancer genes. So since a new blood test has been developed . . . (When I steal from history, I steal from only the best. Look up the McCarthy era.)
  • And then whilst poor Nick is pondering the ramifications of that (he secretly suspects he might be at least partially a necromancer, and if the blood test shows it, he’s screwed), his ex-wife calls and he has to deal with that lovely conversation. They just can’t help but push each other’s buttons. How they ever ended up together is a mystery. :) Ratcheting up the tension.
  • I also finally did it! My right arm has much better mobility lately (long story, which I tell over on my other blog, if you’re curious), so I was able to stay late at work and snag an empty conference room with a white board and lots of dry-erase markers. And I mind-mapped some stuff, and came up with some connections I hadn’t thought of, but which were obvious once I drew everything on the wall. Now I just need a bigger white board so I can make even more discoveries.
  • Favorite thing I had to look up: I didn’t look up anything, actually. This all came out of my own head, today.
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  1. Sounds like you are on a roll. Exciting!

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  1. […] done, I intend to do a few more rounds of that very, very useful mind-mapping that I did back on Day 12 that helped me discover relationships between several of my characters that I hadn’t seen […]

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