Alien technology… blinks. Fun writing day, 1250 words.

By Holly Lisle

You’re writing along, and the story is going just the way you planned, and then out of nowhere (in your plans) guys appear in your main character’s basement with spiffy, shiny gadgets with buttons and sliders and knobs…

And the gadgets have their own legs, so that they can walk around, and eyes… and the eyes blink while watching you.

It was a “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” moment.

And an excellent writing morning.

Exactly 1250 words, which is the daily goal, a scene I just LOVE, and a set-up that should make it pretty easy for me to jump back in tomorrow.

33,887 words total, three very good hours and change… and now, on to the rest of the day’s list.


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