I have written about 15,000 words this month. All for nanowrimo. But I will have Thanksgiving weekend to do a LOT of writing. Maybe I can hit 25,000 by Dec 1. My goal is to have a complete first draft of my novel by year’s end.
Most of those 15,000 words are first draft ROUGH. But one chapter came out very well. Still needs a couple more drafts, more description and the like. I have read it at four open mics, and it went over well each time. I used the music “The Laser Beam” from Goldfinger as background music.
Yeah, the chapter is inspired by the scene in Goldfinger where James Bond is strapped to a table with the laser beam about to cut him in half (starting at a very sensitive spot for guys), and he says, “What do expect me to do, Goldfinger, talk?” And Goldfinger says, “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!” It is also inspired by the old imaginary story where Lex Luthor killed Superman by strapping him to a table and bathing him in a kryptonite ray. Lex Luthor: “Let me turn it up a little more!” Superman: “Ow! OW!!!”
Harry Headbutt, the blow-hard evil hulk-like villain, is the baddie in this chapter, and he was a ball to write. And Holly is tough and defiant in the face of death. And a touch of sweetness at the end with cute little Kittygirl. Sniff, let me wipe my eyes.
P.S. I should NOT go so long between blog posts!