Current word count: 2,489 words
And practically all those words are about familiars because, yes, my FMC got her cat familiar. She has learnt that her oldest brother is all right when the mood takes him and that the crows and ravens she has seen hanging around in the tree in the garden over the years are actually her siblings familiars. She has also been told that dark magical practitioners are not limited to certain familiars.
I think that’s going to play a part in the finale of the story. I’ve had a few more thoughts about the finale and it’s effect on my FMC but I think I need to write and cement those thoughts and ideas before I commit to them. I just don’t want to end up going down the wrong path plus I have some concerns about being too cliché or making her Mary Sue-ish.
I have a 5,000 word target for this month so obviously, I am racing ahead of where I need to be at this point which is good I feel. It leaves me free to get this month’s word count then start building up any buffer I may need for later in the year, because life will impact on writing plus I haven’t finished a 50k November since 2012. I miss that target (and possibly my July Camp 25k target) with no buffer and I can say goodbye to my yearly word target. I am 5.2k words ahead but it never hurts to be ready. If I can write more than my target, I might as well do that and enjoy the feeling of having slack days with little or no consequence.
How’s your writing coming along? Continuing your Camp project, started something new or perhaps gone back to another project? Hope you are having fun whatever you are doing?
Since I have just reviewed 364 Days of Tedium, the Santa comic, I thought I would review this book which is in a similar vein and would possibly go together with the Santa book as a gift for someone.
Texts From Dog is similar to the Santa book in that it is an adult comic though it can be read by teens and even some of the texts and jokes could actually be shown to children. Having started a blog on Tumblr (and continuing on today), October Jones’s dog has a mobile phones, he is not afraid to use it and often texts his owner to reveal what he is up to, whether it is running around as BatDog and trying to defeat his nemesis CatCat (basically a cat but evil) or refusing to take a bath to protect the Fleatles. He also texts his owner with typical dog behaviour, like hearing his owner opening a bag of crisp and saying he is going to find him just to stare at him.
Unlike the Santa comic, there is no toilet humour but there are texts with sexual themes and some expletives but mostly, it is a laugh out loud look at what dogs would probably text their human owners, you know, if they ever did develop the ability to text. This book is much easier to read on the Kindle, unlike the Santa comic, mostly because the texts are shown as being on a touch smart phone screen and the only drawn pictures are those which would normally fill a page in a physical book, large and yet simplistic. Admittedly, I like this book far better than the Santa one, mostly due to the lack of toilet humour and I think the jokes are funnier and it is a better premise. It’s audience is men and women, twelve years and above and the humour is more far ranging so giving it a larger appeal.
I have sat reading this book on the bus before and had to quickly stop as I found myself constantly bursting into giggles and having to hold down great big belly laughs at the jokes. I therefore don’t recommend reading this book in a public place, unless you don’t mind getting stared at for laughing out loud too much!
In saying that, I would recommend this book more than the Santa one due to it’s humour, the pictures and mostly because it is very much a laugh out loud, extremely enjoyable book.