Sunday, November 3, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013: Day 2 The Long Slog Part 2

Whew. I thought I'd never make it to my 5k goal today but I did. However it cost me to write every single word. However, at the end I was rewarded. In the last 10 min and 200 words of the day the story finally shifted and started rolling. I think 5k will go by much faster tomorrow.

I guess I never outlined my goals for this NaMoWriMo. Due to work completely exhausting me during the week, my goal is to write 5k on Saturdays and Sundays and then a minimum of 1k during the week. I'll keep pushing on as fast as I can though to build up a lead. At least I don't have Thanksgiving this year to destroy my time to write at the end of November. Just report cards to slow down the beginning of it.


Words Written Today: 5,117
Total Words for NaNo: 6,894
Total Words for "A Breath in Time": 56,932
Total Words for "Point of No Return": N/A

And the first excerpt:


“Alice!”

The yell near my ear jerked me awake. I waved a hand vaguely and connected with a warm, round something. I stopped trying to turn off the alarm as I realized the something was Kitty’s head.

“Why are you patting my head?” This time she didn’t yell.

“I wanted to see who was making a racket and waking me up.” I scrubbed her head before withdrawing my hand to rub sleep out of my eyes. “Did you eat already?”

“Mhmm!” She crawled onto my bed and snuggled next to me.

“Was breakfast good?”

“Yes! Mommy let me have my favorite cereal.”

“No wonder you are hyper. Too much sugar makes for a loud, excited Kitty first thing in the morning.” I tickled her and she squirmed, giggling.

“Have you packed everything for that trip I told you about?”

“Uh-huh! Mommy said we’re going to Earth for a trip. Are you coming?”

“I think I will. Though, I might come at a different time. I have to stay here to help all the people leave. And then I get to leave on the last shuttle. You, my cute Kitty, will be leaving before then.” I squeezed her before tickling her a little more.

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