Monday, November 05, 2007

NaNoWriMo: Day 5 outtakes

Today is going better. Something I really didn't expect. I was still sick and slept half the day, but this evening I started to feel a little more human and had made use of the day-sleep to dream up plot lines. And I was determined to battle my literary demons -- aka, conflict and anything that might seem the slightest bit risque.

So today I took a little leap toward action adventure with some definite sci-fi themes, and the rusty writing gears appearing to be easing up. I've already hit 8434 words (50,000 due by Nov. 20), and I think I can squeeze in more tonight.

Today, for the first time, I actually want to write more rather than dragging to push through the wall. I'm still wondering where some things are going, but I'm pushing out of my comfort zone, there's dialogue, conflict and action are amping up, and I'm getting stoked!

One problem: As I push through the comfort levels with the noveling, it gets a little harder to post something on the blog. Where others will actually read it. So the excerpts might become a bit shorter ... at least at first.

Thanks to everyone for the pep talks!

Day 5 excerpt:

“This basically is what your mission is all about,” he said, taking off the lid of the vial. “Smell.” He waved the small wand under Liz’s nose and she had to try not to flinch. But she smelled nothing.

“I don’t smell anything,” she said.

“And you shouldn’t,” Davin said curtly. “But don’t think that others won’t.”


Anonymous said...

"What will they smell?" she asked with the most quizzical expression she could must?

"Fear," he said.


"Not just a hint of it...The worst kind of fear. The fear of death. And it'll be imminent. Like the pressure of cold, sharp steel pressed against their necks."

tacomachickadee said...

Violence coming, I promise. Though nice work stranger!