NaNoWriMo Day 21

The Words: 1977 on my Neo.

I worked a little today, but then had a lot of housework to catch up on. I knew I wouldn’t have much time in the evening to write, because after supper today was the only chance my husband and I had to go shopping for Thanksgiving prep food (my family’s Thanksgiving isn’t going to be until Saturday). Still, I didn’t expect to be home as late as we were, and sat down to start writing at around 11 pm. Fortunately, I was able to write a few scenes that didn’t take a lot of thinking.

In many ways, I feel like I am stalling. I keep writing about things that I know won’t be in the story. They’re just not what this story is about. I want to know what happens for myself, and in case there’s another story there, but I really need to get back to the initial “present” time and move on with the story there. I don’t know if the reason I’m stalling is because I want to keep writing about Nathan and Clark, or if it’s because I don’t know for sure what’s going to happen in the “present” time.

The Story: Lorrin has finally been able to return home, and is looking forward to some time off. Unfortunately, the enemy nation to the north chose this time, the aftermath of the brutal war with Antios, to attack again, expecting a swift victory.

We turn our focus to the king, who is angrier than he’s ever been at the northern neighbors, for good reason. After making the decision to recall to duty the men and women who just finished fighting a disheartening war, he spent some time talking to Nathan and Clark.

The king’s toughest decision right now is whether or not to tell his people, and his allies, about this new Power that the men have opened his eyes to. He’s asked them for a week to make his decision. It would help if he knew what it would mean to reveal this information, which is the conversation I stopped in the middle of.

Total word count: 56,486

Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2018 – November 21st