NaNo progress notes, 02.11.11
Number of words committed: 8670
Total words: 12,725
Total goal for the day: I kind of hoped I'd finish the whole thing, though to be honest I would have been happy with that damned penultimate chapter. In the end, I got both.
Reason for stopping: I was finished with the novel. 'course tomorrow I start all over again with the attempt to complete Hibernaculum (and it may not be for the best that my tired mind just tried to write that as Hobonaculum...).
Favorite line: I complained yesterday that I can't write action. Apparently today I decided if I was going to do it, I was going to make dire use of a childhood of Stephen King novels.
Surprises, pleasant and un-: I knew when I went back to the penultimate chapter today that I was going to have to do a lot of work to make it reasonable, as I had realised last night that the politics of the story made no fucking sense whatsoever. Honestly, I was in despair of drawing the threads together. Much to my surprise, it worked -- partly by channelling Stephen King as I mentioned, but it was also because one character totally did things I did not expect and made my life easier. I thought she'd bowed out earlier. But she came back, and I adore her stupid right now. Even though she's kind of dead now. So much for gratitude on my part...?
Character I most want to slap right now: NO-ONE. I WANT HUGS FOR ALL.
Mean things committed: Well, Laaveh really copped it in the end there.
Unexpected research: Not much, actually. I was in the Zone.
iTunes reads my mind: I just ended up putting various things on repeat, actually. Sheryl Crow's cover of Begin the Beguine was the most important, but I also had Enigma, Emma Shapplin and the soundtrack of Red Planet going there. It's all good. And at least part it is over. <3