Rough start. I didn’t know where to begin, so I went back to cleaning chapter 24. Decided it was too easy for our hero — he didn’t suffer nearly enough. He needed to have everything taken away from him, to hit rock bottom. So that meant rewriting the chapter 24 ending, and then wondering WTF he was going to do now, with his best friend and his love interest gone, and with no hope. And then a new character shows up (seriously — there was a reference to him ONCE a long time ago, and I didn’t think anything of it, and now he just strides on to the proverbial stage), and he lights a fire under our hero. I’ve got this image of Hank (one of the group of high school buddies) getting involved — after all, he sort of started this whole mess — but we need to find him, and for some reason this will involve going to our hero’s family cabin back in Colorado.
Nearly broke 40,000 words, which feels good. Now in the homestretch. May need to blow some things up…
30″ 193 words
50″ 1201 words
10″ 405 words
25″ 513 words
20″ 183 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 1980″ & 39,540 words
Wrote in the car on the commute to work (thankfully my husband does the driving, so there I was in the passenger seat with my laptop). Writing was easy going today. Feeling rather Heinlein-esque with the reparte between characters. The car was rather comfortable and not a bad place to write, other than the occasional road bumps causing jklj (mistypings like that).
45″ 1000 words
25″ 177 words
15″ 142 words
30″ 100 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 2095″ & 41,617 words
I STILL have no idea where this story is going, other than a potentially explosive ending (literally).
45″ research (Birkenfeld, Oregon; log cabin layouts; ham radio)
55″ 1001 words
45″ 1076 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 2095″ & 43,694 words
I really need to figure out what the deadline and stakes are (for which I mean this story; I am well aware the writing deadline is Nov. 30). There must be the threat of something catastrophic if our two quasi-villains succeed — but they can’t do it without the hero’s tech? What threat do they hold over the hero? What can they do without the tech? It should come down to FRIENDS MEANING WELL = DISASTER.
Upon rereading the lead-up chapters, I wonder: are all the male characters tall and lanky? Hmmm.
60″ 600 words
25″ 289 words
35″ 860 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 2215″ & 45,443 words