#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!

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