NaNoWriMo Update I

As 2pm Wednesday the 5th of November, 2008. I have 12 241 words. I’ve been writing a lot more then I thought I’d be able too. I seem to be averaging 2000 to 2500 words a day. I hope I can keep it up.

I’m working with “Viridian Skies” as a title. What do you think?

There are Five main Characters so far, and two villains of sorts. It seems I’ve missed the boat completely with the Absurd goofiness that I wanted to put into the novel. It’s closer to gritty and dramatic.

My chapters have been short around 2000 words. I think this still works so far. They might need to be extended or just grown over the rest of the book. I’m not sure yet. I’m really letting this flow naturally. I’m trying not to over think it. I have Ideas of how it’ll end but I’m not sure. I’d like to kill a character but I’m really not sure about that.

The world is developing well; everyone has a power of sorts, either drawing from psionic forces or arcane. Out of the five main characters only one is psionic and the other four are arcane. We have:

Cassandra Davanne: An ex con who’s trying to get herself out of trouble. She’s a hell of a fighter. She’s an fire Elemental. Meaning she can create and control limited magical fire around her body.

Arthur Jackson: He’s an AWOL Knight (Cross between cop and soldier.) who’s trying to discover the reason for his wife’s death. He’s a Jumper (I need a better name for it.) He can teleport short distances and has perfect night vision.

Paige: A cute little girl living on her own. She’s a Psionic and very powerful.

Roland Lavallée: A young retired Knight and very socially awkward. He’s a healer.

Richard Washburn: An old retired Knight who was too honest for the force. He’s Flyer.

As far as the story goes here’s a little taste with the chapter tittles.

Chapter One – In which we meet Cassandra Davanne and wonder why she’s so angry.
Chapter Two – In which we find Arthur Jackson wallowing in the past
Chapter Three – In which we meet Paige and her interesting logic.
Chapter Four – In which we learn about Roland Lavallée and his short career as a knight.
Chapter Five – In which we discover that Love is a beautiful thing and assassination is not.

I’d love to hear comments of suggestions
Thank you!

7 Responses to NaNoWriMo Update I

  1. edhelwen1 says:

    Sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to hear more about it when you get home! 😀

  2. Mike Lopez says:

    I don’t suppose Arthur Jackson would be a reference to Aruthur “Two Sheds” Jackson?

  3. Éric says:

    @ Mike: Nope Not at all but I might put a reference in now that I know about it.

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  5. Jamie says:

    Love the concept! How about instead of Jumper you use the term, “TIME WEAVER” sounds kinda cool. Can’t wait to read it!

  6. Gilove2dance says:

    Sounds totally awesome…I think my fav character is gonna be Paige…and WASHBURN SQUEE! Salute to Firefly!!!

  7. Éric says:

    @ Jamie: The Jumpers are only able to jump from place to place, not through time. I really didn’t want time travel in this Book.

    @ Gilove2dance: Paige is already my favorite character and Washburn is both because he can fly and some foreshadowing… maybe.

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