Challenge: Camp NaNo: Day 2


April 2

The day began slowly.  I seemed only to be writing every third song, and my pistons didn’t start firing till around noon.  Switching to my “poetry” playlist helped.  I was so engrossed that I ceased keeping track of what was playing.

In rereading the section of the sequel that I’d written prior to April, I found that a large section of the story just wasn’t working for me.  My original idea to out Veil as a witch has now been axed.  I will go another route.  Hopefully that will work.  Part of the trouble stems from one of my villains refusing to be as evil as I had wanted him to be.  He will commit acts of subterfuge instead of acts of arson.

I also had to re-outfit the boy.  The Will Stanton look just wasn’t working for him, so he will have to suffer the reminder of his brief time in irons and wear a chain around his neck.  Also, I noticed this new jacket of his is vaguely Merlin-like.  I don’t know that I can stand for such blatant copycatting—and when I say copycatting… the jacket Veil tried on really looks nothing like Merlin’s and is closer to Joseph’s but the parallel is in my head nonetheless.

The day seems to be ending slowly too.  I got home from work a while back, but motivation is low.  I think I’m calling this one early.

Total word count: 1206

Day’s word count: 834

Average daily word count for April: 603

Death count: 0, but Veil found out that he killed 2 in the previous book.

Total word count towards other projects (including this project, Facebook messages, cover letters, etc.): 1789

Daily word count towards other projects: 1250

Average daily word count for other projects: 895

Today’s musical playlist: Began the morning writing to Relient K, Andrew Peterson, Regina Spektor, Sanctus Real, and the soundtrack for Les Misérables (the Broadway cast).  Then lost track, but most of the writing was done to my “poetry” playlist.

Cups of tea: 2

Sugar: 4 snack-size chocolate pieces, a few jellybeans

What distracted me: One episode of Phineas and Ferb.  I stopped to write a cover letter.  I think I can be forgiven that.  I also stopped to finish(!) my taxes, and I had a 4 hour shift at work.  More commentaries!

Times I’ve gone to smack some spiders, skeletons, and kobolds: 3

Other campers: Apprentice, Never MasterMore Than One Page


About Kathryn

My love of books has been carefully cultivated by the adults who raised me and also by the friends who love to share. My life has led me down long library shelves, to online forums, fanfiction sites, the front of a lecture hall, and into the desks of college classrooms. With an English degree and a couple master’s classes in Children’s Literature, I am now a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I have been an editor for Wizarding Life Networks (the people who brought you Wizarding Life, Panem October, and MyHogwarts now HogwartsIsHere).

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