NaNoWriMo, Day 20: Lowered Expectations


Short of a miracle, I don’t think I’ll be hitting 50,000 words by the end of the month. I’m going to keep writing Out of the Shadows because I enjoy the story and perhaps I’ll make it halfway to the goal. If I manage that, I’ll be happy; anything beyond that will be icing on the cake. The writing will continue into December and beyond, until the story arc is finished, and regardless of whether or not I think I’ll make 50K, I’ll keep posting daily updates.

Today was a lot of violence without any over character development or introspection as I wrapped up the (immediate) tale of the not-dead prostitute’s abducted daughter. There may be future repercussions for some of the characters involved, as the abduction was related to the death of the other prostitute. The dead one.

Tomorrow there should be little or no violence, as I plan to focus on the aftermath of my protagonist passing out in an alley following the rescue of a suicidal man from the tallest building in Cleveland, Key Tower. There are clean sheets and bacon involved, not to mention an attractive redhead.

5 responses to “NaNoWriMo, Day 20: Lowered Expectations”

  1. P.G. Holyfield Avatar

    Sometimes violence can be character development… or sometimes you just have to save the cheerleader.

  2. Chris Miller Avatar

    Mmmmm. Cheerleader.

  3. KJToo Avatar

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    Do not eat the cheerleader!

    Hmm, I think my cannibalistic, Dahmer-wannabe serial killer just got a name.

    Y’know, now that I have a cannibalistic, Dahmer-wannabe serial killer.

  4. gator Avatar

    Save the cheerleader… the world…..

  5. Charley Avatar

    Man, you guys are REALLY obsessed with this cheerleader thing, whatever the hell is going on? Sheesh. Sounds like you need a hero…eh? 😉 So KJToo actually has about 20,000 words done, and with 6 days left at 5,000 a day…maybe? Either way I think it is really impressive that you are going to continue writing after the 11/30 deadline. Let me know if you want to do some sprints in Dec. Also, let me know if you have the cheerleaders phone number. I don’t care how short she is!

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