Are you getting tired of reading word count updates yet?
Anyway, today’s official count: 7,018
Slowly but surely…
I managed 2800 words (exactly) today. Normally I’m only able to write about 2,000 maybe 2,500 max. So 2,800 is quite a feat for me.
Most of the scene I wrote today was between Kaiyo and Ryuji, from Ryuji’s POV and it was the first “realization” that he might be falling in love with her. Of course the poor man is agonzing over this because he’s not supposed to be falling for his boss’ daughter–especially in a society where marriages were still typically arranged (even though Kaiyo was raised American). Of course I have to make certain I don’t make it too angsty, which it could become if I’m not careful. Actually, I may just give in to the “angst” thing until NaNo is over; I’m afraid thinking about it too much might make me not write as much.
I’m still up in the air if I’m going to have them officially together at the end or make it more of an open ended thing. I normally hate open ended books, but I don’t want this to become cliche. So who knows. But the end is still a very long way off…
Anyway, I’m also surprised at my word count because I got some disheartening news tonight about my grandmother, who’s in the ICU now. I was seriously depressed after finding that out, but I figured it would do me no good to wallow about it, so I forged ahead. We’ll see how she improves over the following days…hoping that it’s not too bad and that she comes out of it ok; otherwise I may be making a three hour drive up towards home.
Ok that’s all for this mismatched and rambling entry!