The Words: 2183 words total for the day, a little less than I had planned to write per day, but I had enough extra from the previous days that I’m still on par with my 2500-words-per-day total for the day.
My daughter and I didn’t get any writing done during the day, and then we were gone until after 9 pm. We did one 10-minute sprint together before she went to bed, so she’s behind now. She’s got plenty of time to catch up, though. After she went to bed, I did a couple of 15-minute sprints alone (the @NaNoWordSprints feed on Twitter was on break again—bad luck so far this year!).
The Story: The story has really gotten going now, but I’m struggling with keeping characterization correct. Though the main character in this book hasn’t been in the previous books that much yet, he still keeps coming across as a lot less loyal and fair than I always believed him to be. I think I’m leaning too hard into the scandal, I guess thinking it’ll provide for a better conflict, but I’m going to have to fix that later.
Total word count: 7537
If you want to join me in my journey through the second year of NaNoToons (with a storyline), check out the NaNoToon from November 3, 2011!