#NaNoWriMo 2012, Day 8

by Doc Coleman on November 9, 2012 · 4 comments

in NaNoWriMo, Novels, WIP

Another short writing day today, folks. The majority of my day has been spent preparing for an excursion down to the Carolina Renaissance Festival this weekend. This is part of an annual pilgrimage to visit with friends from all over the country at CRF in an event known as the CRF invasion. Today was spent packing everything up, so I didn’t get to writing until very late in the day. As such, I didn’t get much more than 1000 words written.

What did surprise me was the reaction to my political essay from yesterday. Overnight this has become my most popular post ever, and has set a new high water mark for this blog. What’s more, so far I’ve only received positive feedback from the post. Now, that may mean that it has only been seen by like-minded folks, or that those who disagree have just written me off as an idiot who isn’t worth their time. We’ll see. Still, it is nice to see that people are reading something I’ve written.

Today’s word count has been 1034 words, which means I’m falling a little farther behind. But tomorrow I should have about seven hours of writing time, as my friends and I make our way down to Charlotte. We’ve got several people in the car, so I’m going to sit in the back seat and write, while they drive. I did this successfully last year, and I’ve applied some lessons learned for this year, so I’m hoping to be even more productive this time around.

I don’t know if I’m going to be writing at all on Saturday and Sunday, so I’m hoping to get a lot of writing in tomorrow and on Monday for the trip back. Wish me luck.

In today’s writing, we see Casey visiting her mother in the nursing home where she’s being looked after. This is a very emotional time for Casey, and she finally brings herself to mention something that has been troubling her more than all the activities at school: Casey has been seeing things, and she’s afraid of what this means. Is she losing her mind? Is she going to end up like her mother?

Tune in tomorrow, to see what happens next!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melissa (My World...in words and pages) November 9, 2012 at 8:57 am

Oh! Sounds like a great scene and growth for the character coming.

Do hope you get some words in, and have a great time at the Rein Fair. Hope the weather is wonderful for you all.


2 Doc Coleman November 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

The weather was wonderful for the weekend. Not so great for the trip back on Monday, but we got through safely.

I think I’ve had the most fun writing the scenes where I’m messing with Casey’s head. She’s normally pretty grounded. It takes a bit of something to make her doubt her sanity.



3 Melissa (My World...in words and pages) November 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

Well, glad to hear all made it home safe and sound.

LOL, those sound like fun scenes to write. lol. Have fun!


4 Doc Coleman November 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm

They are fun to write. When I get this to betas I’ll have to see how well they work, but for now, I just gotta get through this draft.



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