Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 6

Wordcount: 13012
Words written today: 1567
Minimum words still need to write today: 100.

"It's not alive. It's just . . . different. It's not like the land, not like the mountains. Those don't change. You know what to expect from them. The sea, it changes. You can predict the tides, sure; you can find some currents over and over again, maybe even take a good guess as to the wind and the weather. But there are currents that are there for one voyage and disappear on the next. There are currents that seem to change where they take you; one day they're safe, one day they'll drag you towards rocks or out to sea. There's strange creatures, strange lands- Berstru isn't the only land out there, Gwen. There's other islands, maybe even whole other continents."
- Jake Alyron, Destinies and Decisions.

I know this is a bit rough, but I really like this paragraph. Until I wrote it, I hadn't given much thought to the oceans in the world of my NaNo novel. They were there, they were wet, and that was all I knew. But then one of my characters, who was a sailor for a while, started talking about the ocean, and that paragraph up there happened. And now I want to somehow get my characters on a ship and out at sea, even though it doesn't fit with my plot and I know next to nothing about sailing. I guess I just have another reason to write a sequel to this after NaNoWriMo is over. 

Have you written anything lately that you really like? How's your writing going?
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)
Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)

11 comments:

  1. I wrote a kind of emotional scene between two of my characters about how they've changed in a year and a half, and I really liked how it turned out. Come to think of it, I like how a lot of my scenes turn out. :D And I'm at 11,672 words, so you could say my writing is going well.

    -Ryebrynn

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    1. Sounds awesome and exciting! I can't wait to read it! And 11672 words is pretty good; great job!

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  2. Yup. Too bad it's in Chapter Four and you have to wait until tomorrow to read Chapter Four. *grins*

    -Ryebrynn

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  3. You better. You're the only person who regularly reads my thread. Plus, you're a good friend. :D

    -Ryebrynn

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    1. The only person? Seriously? The others are missing out. And thanks. ♥ You're awesome too.

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    2. They are. They just don't realize, the poor elves. Aw, thanks..

      LOL, I just figured out there's a "Reply" button.... *sheepish grin*

      -Ryebrynn

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    3. Too true. And you're welcome. :)

      LOL. Took me a while to figure that out too.

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  4. I love that paragraph! So romantic sounding. *new follower*

    ~Sarah Faulkner

    www.inklinedwriters.blogspot.com

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