The Words: 3490 today.
I set my goal for today at 3000 words again. I did a few word wars with people from my region on Slack first. My word count went down with every sprint we did. I had gone from smooth-flowing dialog into…a love scene. I enjoy romantic scenes (to a degree), but I have a harder time being quick with them.
Then I did some sprints with the @NaNoWordSprints feed on Twitter. I basically told myself to worry less about the emotion in the scene and more about getting through it more quickly. I sped up a little, but mostly it just helped when I got past that part.
The Story: The king and prince finished their somewhat heated conversation with Nathan and Clark. They also offered Nathan a spot on their advisory board. With this new Power being a factor in their region now, and with them knowing nothing about it, they thought having someone who did as an advisor. He told them he’ll have to think about it, and talk to his wife. We’ll see more about that later (hopefully). I’m not even sure myself if he’ll take the role, because it will have a pretty big affect on other stories. I didn’t even think of this until today’s writing.
Then we go back to “present” time and the king has just finished reading Lorrin’s letter. He goes to find her, and they have a conversation that has been a long time coming (for them and for me). They express their feelings that they both knew they had, but for various reasons, hadn’t been willing or able to admit.
The next morning, the king and prince went back to the capital city. Peace is on the horizon, but there is so much more going on. Events have been set in motion that have ramifications to the entire world!
That may sound very dramatic, but I just realized something unbelievable last night, which probably won’t make sense to anyone except for me. For a long time, I’ve known a huge secret about this world that none of my characters knew. But one of my characters was always destined to blow the lid off that secret, in what I have come to realize will likely be a trilogy of books within the greater series. I have written book 1, but have been unable to pin down what book 2 would entail. Last night, I realized that this might just be book 2! And I am both excited and a little nervous about this understanding. A lot more thinking and brainstorming will have to go into figuring this out. But that is a job for after NaNo.
Total word count: 72,229
Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2018 – November 26th