Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Camp NaNo 2015 Week 4 Update

"Almost there. Almost there."

In which an often used (by me) quote finally fits NaNo. Three days left to write! I have only 2,220 words left! I am so going to do this! Like every week, I got behind on the weekend. Now I'm 490 words ahead and so on track to finish. Actually, I think I'll be exceeding my goal by about 500 words, since my NaNo goal is about that much under my estimate for the book. And, well, if it isn't until Saturday that I get in that last 500, I'll still be finishing the book, and I'll still be winning NaNo. Before I get to the material discovered this week, here's my stats:

And this week's story material. I said last week it was about to get really exciting. Oh, boy, has it! I wasn't really sure what was going to happen in the climax, I had a vague idea, but it was very vague. I've figured it out now. And, man, if it wasn't spoilers, I would so love to tell you all about it. Let's just say I read the enchantment scene from The Silver Chair, the part with The Man With the Red Eyes from A Wrinkle In Time, and the war memory from The Giver, and reflected on Cell 25 from The Prisoner of Cell 25 as story research. So yes, I had a good reason for some of the books in this post. 

It's going to be great. And my sister has even sat beside me waiting for me to stop writing and hand the notebook over for her to read. :D

And now you probably want an excerpt. Or if you don't, I'm going to give it to you anyway and confuse you by making it one that really seems like it fits in a different book.

The noise was unbearable. The loud, horrific booming, like thunder, only more terrifying. A horrid stench filled the air. In the thick smoke all around, men carrying long, dangerous looking machines sent fire and smoke away from themselves. Dirt and blood covered everything. A shout barely echoed through the chaos.

"Timothy!" Only that voice did not belong to a man.

A woman, her face smeared with soot and dirt, tear tracks down her cheeks, pushed through. "Timothy!" It was she who had been shouting.

"Else, you have to get out of here. You'll be killed."

Three more days and I'm done! I'll give you a full report next week.


  1. Awesome! I'm really interested in this story! :)

    1. Thanks! Glad you're interested! I love this book. :)


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