That’s the number of words I’ve typed so far in my NaNo book, 22,810.  Originally I was going to start on Book 2, which I did, only to realize I really needed to get Book 1 done before I can do Book 2.  But, I do know that once I’m done with Book 1, I am definitely going to have to quickly write a rough draft of Book 2, just because in the first chapter I wrote of Book 2, I had already come up with information that needed to be explained in Book 1 so it makes sense in Book 2.

Did you catch everything I wrote above?

So, I wrote the first two chapters in Book 2 and have since picked up where I left off in Book 1.   I am now on Chapter 16 (woohoo!)  I have my outline written out to the end. Some things might change, like I keep waffling back and forth between killing a guy or not killing a guy, and if I don’t kill him in this book then should I kill him later?  I’ve already killed off one character, is it too much to kill off another one in the same book?  But if I don’t let this guy die, then that will be an act of mercy by another character who doesn’t really have any regard for human life.  

Would it be too out of character to let the guy live?  That’s what I’m trying to decide. 

As my story unfolds, so does the plot and the world I’m creating.  The protagonist’s motivations have changed, and Tora experiences the ultimate betrayal.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:04:47

    When in doubt, throw your character under the bus. 🙂


  2. tonyakerrigan
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:20:18

    Maybe I should do that! Then he’s killed off and there’s no moral (or in this case, amoral) dilemma I have to contend with.

    Then again….letting him live just might cause ramifications later on. Hmm…


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