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NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 17: 2006

I’ve burst past the half-way point tonight. Still about two days behind pace, but I’m making up some ground at least. The overage today is actually due to me utilizing a span of time between when the kids went to school and when I needed to restart work (I start work way too early for my taste, but then take a break to get the kids to school). It was only a few minutes, but the extra 362 words makes a big difference between having a par day and having a good day. I like having good days, and I like putting in some extra minutes.

Tonight featured the third scene in which the main character, Sarah, has a dream about her protoceratops griffin. In this case, it doesn’t just disappear, but it also terrorizes her, which is quite the departure from her previous dreams. I didn’t intend on the story being centered around dreams, but I suppose it might be my way of working in the fantastic elements that I am avoiding by giving some alternate view of reality. Dreams are useful like that, but I do feel like they are overwrought in this particular instance. At least one of the three scenes would end up getting cut for something more useful later. Maybe. Or maybe I’ll leave them in because I like how they flowed with the story.

With school upon them, I don’t think the kids had an opportunity to write much today. I’ll check in with them tomorrow and see where they are though.

Sleep well my friends. And write more tomorrow.

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