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Reality Game – Day 56

Been a while since I’ve worked on the novel. Just so much going on. But I wanted to commemorate the first day of National Novel Writing Month. I’m not officially doing NaNo this year, but I’m still going to make an attempt to do as much as possible on this novel, amidst my other commitments. Maybe it will inspire me to get this done so I can point to one major accomplishment this year.

Anyhow, woke up this “morning” at 1:30 pm. Did morning routine, checked email, snail mail, couple of forums. Then helped my wife get Halloween decorations up in the yard. Then fixed dinner, as it was my night (stir fry pizza). Then sat with her handing out candy until after 9 pm. After hauling in the electrical decorations, I messed around for a while. Then she went to bed and I did a little bookkeeping on her business. Then around 2:30 am, I sat down with some candy to work on the novel.

Typed until a little before 5 am after getting my bearings on the story. During that 2.25 hours, got 1162 words written. So sat down to type this up. A little more progress. We’ll see if the NaNo spirit will inspire me.

I’m writing more into the dark than usual on this one. Vague idea where it is going, but no idea where it will end up. Last scene I wrote, I’ve already got one of the characters¬† into some hot water that I’m not sure how she’ll get out of it. Pray for Natalie. No telling how this will turn out.

You know you’re a writer when you ask people to pray for your characters. lol.

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Day 1: 444 words
Day 14: 456 words
Day 18: 687 words
Day 20: 1041 words
Day 33: 652 words
Day 56: 1162 words

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Novel total: 6213 words

About R. L. Copple
R. L. Copple enjoys a good cup of coffee and a fun story. These two realities and inspiration from the likes of Lester Del Ray, J. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, among others, caused him to write his own science fiction and fantasy stories to increase the fun in the world and to share his fresh perspective.
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