The Words: 2538 on day 2. I was expecting to have a project to work on for my job this morning or afternoon, something that I expected to take 5-6 hours. After lunch, when the project hadn’t been sent to me yet, I decided that I needed to write while I waited, because if the project came very late, finishing it may cut into my evening writing time.
The project never came (though it probably will tomorrow), so I got my writing done in the afternoon and enjoyed some relaxing time in the evening. I plan to get some words toward tomorrow’s count after midnight before I go to bed tonight though.
The Story: Thanks to Lorrin’s suggestion, the king makes plans to set up a special guard for his son, so the prince can go out into the city more often. Lorrin then goes a step further and tells the king about a suspicious group of vagabonds she’d seen while she was showing the prince around the city. He assigns her to investigate the matter further, and she uncovers a plot to assassinate the king.
I also created the cover for my novel today, and that led me to change the title again. I had started out calling it “The King,” then decided I liked “King” better. I have now changed it to “Protector,” where I expect it to stay, at least for a while.
Total word count: 7717
Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2018 – November 2nd