Day 18: 11,706 words
Day 19: 11,706 words
First things first, I have validated already since I was up just after midnight last night anyway. You have probably already guessed that from the banner. I will still be writing though as a lot of story to be told and I would like to get as much of it down now as possible. Secondly, no writing yesterday because I just couldn’t settle to write, on top of rl stuff happening.
I am discovering more about my story and my characters and have possibly unearthed an interesting mystery about what was supposed to be a support character. My MC’s are not exactly the most definable at the moment but hopefully that will change as I write more.
How are things going for everyone else? Validated or panicking because you are nowhere close to validating? Feel free to comment below.
Available now only on iPad and iPhone, BBC have released an app letting you join Sherlock’s Homeless Network. With 30 minutes of exclusive footage, the app features a whole new mystery for you and Sherlock to crack. Have a look at the video the BBC have released to announce it:
Here’s hoping the game will be released on other smartphones and devices soon.
I think I am just going to have to accept that I am not going to do these daily word count updates on the day I am talking about them.
Yesterday was the first day I hit and went over the days WC (word count). Considering the problems I had at the start of the month (changing projects, trying to work out what my new project is going to be, etc.), it is to be expected I guess that I was always going to end up a little behind where I wanted to be but at least I caught up yesterday and am back on track…for now.
I spent some time exploring the NaNoWriMo forums yesterday, particularly the Mystery, Thriller and Suspense section (in other words, crime). In there, I discovered that I seem to be in the minority in that I am writing from the criminal side of the law and not the detective one (though I do have two Interpol agents staring in the story). I have noticed this before when I have been in the library last week and it has made looking for other examples of books, etc. where the protagonists are criminals a bit difficult to find although I have found a few interesting threads and non-fiction book recommendations in the threads that are of interest. But any help is good help right?
I have also discovered that Sly 4 was released a few months ago! I am so annoyed I did not know this because I love that series! Sadly, it is only available on platforms I do not have access to. On the upside, I have found an LP (Let’s Play…) on YouTube of it so I am currently watching them. The thing is, I only created all of my current characters because of the Sly Cooper games so I can get away with watching the series, whilst writing, because it is quite literally research! Now, how many people can say that?!
So here’s hoping I can get writing done and watch the whole of the LP. I am heading into the second week which usually sees people slumping and wondering what they are doing, as I have stated before but I do have support from friends who are also doing NaNo this month so I should be okay.
Word Count: 9,709 words