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NaNoWriMo Progress, Day 4

I'm charting my daily progress on NaNoWriMo. Since you may or may not care, I'll kindly hide it behind a cut. Thanks for taking the time. :)

NaNoWriMo Progress: These Are the Dreams that Keep Sleep from Me
ActualRequired
Progress
New Words Today62161666
Daily Average67151667
Remaining Req'd
Daily Avg
8571667
Expected Total5200050010


Notes:
  • Well, this was another one that decided to be longer. But when you're writing a fairy tale, you have to do certain things. There is a rule of three, so I had to have three knights challenge the dragon. This took up a lot of words.

  • "D Is for Dragon" was one that I knew from the beginning had to be a comedy. I wanted to take the typical fairy-tale tropes involving dragons and damsels and knights...and twist them. I sincerely hope it's as fun to read as it was for me to write. It might be unseemly to admit it, but I giggled out loud while writing some of the lines.

  • I managed to complete this one was well, but only because I hurried the ending. I'm not as thrilled as I could be, but...I can fix that in editing. :)

  • In true fairy tale fashion, there's a romance, danger, humor, gore, and a little twist at the end.

  • My wrists hurt. :(

  • I finally figured out what word I'm going to use for S: SkullCosm. If you don't know what that word means, join the club. I don't know what the story will be, yet, but I know it will be science fiction. :)

  • Character names: Princess Darlene (the main character/damsel), Daryl (the dragon), Donald (the Dauntless, a prince and a knight), a series of other knights with soap-opera names: Dirk (burns to death), Corwin (crushed in the dragon's jaws), and Neville (strangled by the dragon's tail).

  • Interesting things I had to look up: dragon names, medieval grammar, synonyms for 'courageous' starting with 'd,' medieval coats of arms, random medieval-sounding country names, and asked on Facebook for my friends to suggest names, of which I used three. :)

  • Genre: Fairy Tale



This table shows each story and how many words I have written on it, regardless of the daily count. Titles or letters in red ("tomato") are ones where I'm not sure, yet, what the story will be.
A Is for Anchor
8398
B Is for Bard
6549
C Is for Clowns
That Creep Through the Yard
5700 (complete)
D Is for Dragon
6216 (complete)
E Is for Egg
0
F Is for Fangs
That Are Sunk in Your Leg
0
G Is for Gravesite
0
H Is for Haunted
0
I Is for Investigation
Unwanted
0
J Is for Jackpot
0
K Is for Kiss
0
L Is for Lightning
A Hit or a Miss
0
M Is for Moons
0
N Is for N_____
0
O Is for Oath
__________
0
P Is for Prey
0
Q Is for Quest
0
R Is for Rite
__________
0
S Is for SkullCosm
0
T Is for Twilight
0
U Is for U_____
__________
0
V Is for V_____
0
W Is for Witness
0
X Is for Xenogamy
For Maximum Fitness
0
Y Is for Y_____
0
Z Is for Zombie
0
 



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