DTD: 626 words, and villains in the penthouse

Okay. So it WAS something I ate, and it clobbered both Matt and me. The kid ate the same thing, and lots of it, and came through unscathed—which I guess is the advantage of being eleven with a cast-iron stomach.

Anyway. I’m feeling much better tonight, and got sucked into the story when I met my second villain. She’s my primary antagonist—and she wasn’t at all as I’d imagined her. She and Derok got to talking, and while he perpetually gives me the creeps, she’s rather charming on the surface. Since I know what she’s like underneath, this exterior charm actually made her scarier to me.

For those of you doing the Intermediate Level of the “Write a book with me” game, I got carried away when they began playing off each other and ran over my planned word limit.

You get to quit at 500 words if you’re so inclined.

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98 comments… add one
  • Julian Adorney Aug 20, 2009 @ 15:10

    I just did my first stint of writing today (I’m working on doing two a day, its less intimidating that way). I’m still in TextEdit so I dont have an exact word count, but I’d guess about 500.
    It went pretty well. Had an interesting interplay between my protagonist and his mage associate. My protagonist is becoming a little arrogant, but frankly with his talent that makes sense. It should be fine as long as I keep it in check.
    Also edited about 500 words today. It went well; I’m rediscovering my own style, which is satisfying.
    Almost done w/ Chapter 5. Might finish tonight, definitely tomorrow.

  • Beckie Jul 9, 2009 @ 1:06

    I got 553 words on GG tonight, so up to 17661. Also have the next scene in mind and if I had the stamina I would write it tonight–but I have to get to bed at a decent hour.

    We are going to Laramie this weekend to drop Oldest Daughter at debate camp at UW for two weeks( she got a full scholarship for the camp!). We decided to go down for the weekend and really look at UW since we have 3 daughters in high school likely to go there.

    I am taking the trusty Alphasmart so I will have something to upload on Sunday. I wake up so early I can type or read without waking everyone else up. Or maybe I’ll sneak down to the coffee shop and type!

  • Tori Jul 8, 2009 @ 22:59

    I emailed you a couple of days ago Holly. Maybe it didn’t go through? Yes, we got home, but trouble followed us. There was a grass fire on the freeway, so we were forced to find another way home. Upon returning I found out my husband lost his job. Thankfully I still have mine. I am still reeling from the robbery, but both of us are safe, and that is all that matters. Thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts Holly, and the rest of you as well! I am so grateful…

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