Here’s recent progress on my modern gothic ghost story about a salvage crew trapped in a doomed southern mansion – now with a crunchy murder ballad center and Bonus! clandestine cemetery where the stones don’t match the bodies (and were never meant to). As inspired by a (semi)true local legend:
Project: The Family Plot
Deadline: January 15, 2015
New words written: 4601 (HOT DAMN)
Present total word count: 50,319
Things accomplished in fiction: A photo album; a round of confessions; a few drinks; did some digging; decided that you can’t rob a grave if there aren’t any bodies to pillage – but what if you find one anyway?
Things accomplished in real life: Neighborhood jaunt with dog; ran to grocery store; did some minor housework; that’s about it.
Other: Hot damn, that’s a good one-day total; I’m not doing NanoWriMo per se, but if I can ride the wave of cosmic momentum, you can bet your sweet ass I’ll do it. And hey, look out below – today’s total means I’ve cracked 200,000 words for the year so far! [:: throws confetti ::]
Number of fiction words so far this year: 201,700