Had to hunt around a little for the tunes I wanted, but finally settled on video of The Wall Live, performed in Chicago by Roger Waters, and The Joshua Tree by U2.
I have finally reached that magical place where the official finish line for NaNo is in sight. I am less than a thousand word from fifty, and I have the end in sight. Well, this end at least. There’s another to reach this weekend, and then I gotta finish this novel. But that’s all to come. Right now I have the fifty goal to reach, and then the rest is just puttin’ down the words as they come.
You may not have guessed it by the title of the post, but my kids are finally, finally at breakfast in the Great Hall. Nearly all the students are there, there’s a big buffet table of breakfast foods from all over the world present–but, yeah, my main female character, she’s just gotta ask for her printsessi and yoghurt, and if it means someone’s gotta cook it up for her, then they best get into the kitchen and fire up the stove, ’cause there’s a girl out here and she’s hungry!
It was funny writing this part because now I’m starting to get into the day-to-day, and certain things will be said, certain truths will come out. There was only a couple of hours for me to write last night, because it was necessary to go out and do some running about, but I got it, and even spent twenty minutes after watching the damnedest thing on American Horror Story to get the story up over eighteen hundred words, and closer to the finish.
What I have for writing tonight is the headmistress comes in and lays a little smackdown on the new students, after which they head out and see the campus. Then it’s back to real life to get some things going. I’m going to travel tomorrow and a small amount of packing is required. As strange as I am, I’m already thinking about where I’ll stop so I can eat and get my blogging done, but I did that on the way out to The Burg, so why not do that on the way back to The Real World? It’s all about getting the wordage down, right?
That means I will find the time to write tomorrow night. I might not need to do close to two thousand words, but now that the novel is on, and there’s no stopping. I’ve made my goals–and, yes, I do want to publish this sucker. That’s the idea with my writing: it all get published at some point. Even the bad stuff–which is probably most of it.
This NaNo hasn’t seemed as bad as that others, probably because I’m not churning out words to finish something in a month. I’ve planed for this moment as much as I’ve planed the story, and when you stick to this kind of plan, it’s not that bad. Sure, it may not be spontaneous–
But it gets it done.
Daily word count: 1,815. Total word count: 49,048.