83K Or Bust: Day Fifteen

Yay, brain’s more on-line today and I’m closing in on the mid-point of the book and the middle of Act II, whereupon Matthias and Danäe wind up getting one hell of a surprise in re: Matthias’s missing son Lukas, something that could very well change the game for everyone. Also, Danäe gets introduced to the marvelous tipple that is hard cider (and I sneak in a Pratchett in-joke) and discovers its side effects the next day, and Matthias gains an insight into his new wife.

Today’s stats:

Started With: 33,226 words
Wrote: 2,952 words
Total word count: 36,178 words
What else did you do today, Nicola: Cat chores, laundry, shower, met up with the usual suspects for our Monday writing session at Starbucks, attended my biweekly writers group meeting and critiqued a couple of novel chapters, broke up at least three cat fights.

Writing Tips: If you can use humor well, don’t be afraid to add a light scene or two to your WIP. If you can use humor well, that is. Not everyone can, and humor is notoriously difficult to pull off well. If it seems forced or just isn’t working, yank it. The last thing you want is to club your readers over the head with “funny.”

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

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