1st – 30th April 2015 Camp NaNoWriMo
30 things I discovered in 30 days of writing
- My main character has purple hair.
- Her father gave her a silver necklace with a model Lampyridae spaceship on it for her fourteenth birthday.
- A lot of information about astronomical units and parsecs and light-years.
- There is a lot of delicious food on her home planet. Especially desserts.
- Today is the first time her best friend has ever been late to a lunch date.
- Tuesday can’t cry and look pretty at the same time.
- She is useless at packing efficiently.
- Spaceport officials have a sense of humour.
- Four out of five passengers will sleep on a four-hour flight, especially if they’re regular passengers, and even if that flight is between planets.
- Short stories make for a great break from writing novels.
- It’s really hard to write a book on a smartphone keypad while you’re in a car doing 100 km/h and your parents are blasting Celine Dion through the stereo.
- Oddball minor characters make for the best minor characters.
- My editor has a moon named after her.
- Scots insults are the best insults.
- Dee and Rhiannon clash because they’re so similar.
Not that either of them can see it.
- I thought Rory was a Lieutenant, but he’s actually a Lance Corporal.
- ‘Fist, Meet Face’ is an acceptable introduction, right?
- The Stewarts have a nice family crest.
- Fergus can be really stupidly stubborn sometimes.
- I named a minor character Callum.
And now I’m really curious about who he is and what happened to him.
- Angus’ squad is called the Dawnseekers.
- Hamish named their ship Winston.
- I didn’t know there were footprints there until Kenzie found them.
- Military squads operating out of spaceships in the year A.D. 4150-ish still carry a couple of good solid shovels.
- Tuesday shares my loathing of broad beans.
- My antagonist really didn’t mean to kill anyone.
- Said antagonist is doing a good job of killing people anyway.
Body count so far: 4.
- There are some situations where Kenzie finds she can’t lead.
But she can still delegate.
- He kissed her. Just like that.
Careful, cautious, overthinking Angus just swooped in and kissed her.
I didn’t give him permission to do that.
- How does my antagonist get the heroes to go where he wants them to go? He asks them.