Minimum word count for April 14: 14,000/30,000
My current word count: 14,243/30,000
Adventures in NaNoing: This week was our write-in for Camp NaNo, which was a lot of fun and surprisingly productive. We brought (or rather, Rebekah brought) the Box of Doom in case we needed to spur ourselves for writing, but our group generally did a good job about settling down and getting stuff done!
I wrote over 7,000 words on Saturday to get myself back on track. I also came to the conclusion that I may not need a full 30,000 words to finish out this novel, as after 14,000 words I’m down to the last two chapters and an epilogue.
Well, I did it this week for the 2012 NaNo, which, as you may recall, is my Star Wars/Twilight/Fifty Shades of Grey crazy fanfic parody mash-up thing.
This is what I got:
I laughed like a maniac for about ten minutes straight.
Very Short Excerpt:
Completely unedited, as always.
“Do you know where the captain is?” Edgar asks me.
“No,” I say, “but we’ve got to hurry. He’s going to be executed at dusk.”
Nadine saunters up, sword and shield in hand. “Then we’d better get the hell out of here. And not just because the entire damn place is about to come down around our ears.”
MigMig trots up behind her, squeaking the entire time. And from above us, I hear an imperious QUACK!
I look up to see the professor still clinging to the serpent’s spike.
Nadine’s eyes widen in shock. “You’ve got to be shitting me.”
“I don’t think he is,” Edgar says. “Everybody on!”
“On?” I repeat, dumbfounded. “Wait, ON? You want us to get ON the giant man-eating snake?”
“Have you a better way of getting out of here without resistances from the guards?” Seb asks calmly.
I don’t, but it apparently doesn’t matter what I think, because Nadine has already jumped onto the giant snake and Edgar is helping MigMig get up. Well, quadruple crap.