The Words: 521 in the 11th hour (literally).
I had an employee meeting at work tonight, but expected to have the rest of the day off. However, I awoke to news that I would have a few hours worth of work to get done, which turned into about 5 hours, after which I had to leave for the meeting. I didn’t get back from the meeting until close to 11 pm, and then I still had to eat supper.
I know I easily could have just let it go today; I’m pretty far ahead, and I don’t want to diminish that. However, for me, it’s equally important to write every day during NaNo as it is to win, so I decided to try to get 500 words written.
I sat down with my supper and did just that while I ate.
The Story: At the very end of my writing yesterday, on a whim, I decided to have Lorrin write a letter to the king. After a close friend of the king’s died, the king left the base without another word to Lorrin. She knew he was grieving, but since she had her duties to attend to, and of course he had his, she couldn’t very well support him in person. So she eventually started a letter to him, which she never sent.
Then, after Lorrin had some tragedy of her own, she decided to add on to that letter. I don’t think she intends to ever send the letter to him, but somehow it helps her own grieving process to write to someone who has become a friend to her over the last few years, even if that person is the king of her nation. This is as far as I got today, and I don’t think the letter’s done yet.
Total word count: 42,445
Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2018 – November 15th