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Nanowrimo Day 2

Had a good day. Finished chapter one over the course of four writing sessions (15-35 minutes each). I was surprised by how the plot has already turned from the vague idea/plan I had (from Madalene coming out swinging at the intended groom to looking at the marriage as an opportunity to achieve her dream), and that there are three sisters (I was thinking there were five, but this could change again).

There are some things to go back and add (more/better clothing descriptions since the clothing will help with having Madalene doing something while arguing with her mother and show her interests, and have Madalene know about the ball but just finding out that her intended will be there), but the foundation is set.

Off to a decent start. Can’t wait to find out how Maddy and the groom interact!

Writing sessions today:

15″ – 253 words

15″ – 318 words

20″ – 444 words

35″ – 797 words

Total time writing: 100 minutes

Total word count: 2165 words



Nanowrimo Day 1


Nanowrimo Day 3


  1. Jen McC

    input: More sisters, good. Why are big families so fascinating??
    question: What is Steampunk? Did I miss that ??? don’t get it.
    recipe: I have an awesome (combined 2) meatloaf recipe (and sauce!), IF you still seek one.

    • Andi

      At this point, I may just keep it to the three sisters, since a brother has just shown up (well, been referenced — he’s presumed dead) and other characters are cropping up like weeds.

      Steampunk has a lot of definitions. I’m running with “fantasy set in alternative 19th century world where steam power is the primary means of power.” With lots of clockwork/gears. If you have read Gail Carriger’s “Parasol Protectorate” series or Meljean Brook’s “Iron Seas” series, or watched “Warehouse 13,” “Doctor Who,” “Wild Wild West,” or “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” then you have gotten a taste of Steampunk. “Frankenstein” is considered by some the original Steampunk novel. Think creativity and mechanical stuff with bustles and top hats. Though I think my novel is skewing more fantasy with less on the mechanical.

      Meatloaf recipe? Bring it on! I tried one, and while it was pretty good, didn’t knock my cooking socks off. And of course sauce just makes it more awesome!

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