Saturday, November 16, 2013
NaNoWhineMo Week 2
I decided to just do what I used to do and go to the Starbucks of a Target near where I used to live. I still didn't get started until 11 because I bought a Blu Ray player finally. When I got a new computer with a Blu Ray drive I stupidly thought there would actually be an app on there to play Blu Rays. I had a couple at home from Netflix/Blockbuster and it seemed I could either pay $40 for a program to watch them on my 17" computer screen or I could go pay a little more to get a real Blu Ray player to watch them on my 30-something" TV. Since I was probably going to do that at some point in the near future, might as well get it over with.
Anyway, so last week I actually got a couple thousand words done before 3pm. Then from 3-8ish I was at an Arby's writing some more. When I got home I finished out the chapter I was on which took longer than I intended to because it went in some strange directions, probably because I was tired.
The upshot is that I went from 13,XXX words all the way up to 25,500 words, which is over halfway to the Nano goal. So there. I had Friday off for "Veteran's Day" (aka hunting season) and managed to get started early enough that I got about 11,000 more words. With a few thousand during the week, it's up to 42,7000. So in theory I should be able to break 50,000 today.
The story is at that point where it's split into a whole bunch of different plots, something that happened to a couple of the Scarlet Knight stories. It gets kind of annoying to juggle it all. That's definitely when you need an outline to keep track of it.
A large part of the story focuses on the Super Squad Auxiliary. These are basically "reformed" girl versions of supervillains who are recruited by a sidekick to battle other supervillains. Here's what the rough drafts of what they look like:
Here's the fearless leader Melanie Amis known as Midnight Spectre's sidekick the Outcast who has a whole Catwoman thing going on:
And the science whiz Tonya Kelsey, also called Ion Girl
And the She-Hulk-ish cavewoman Garlak, also known as Neanderthal
The new Mermaid isn't part of the Auxiliary through most of it but she shows up near the end with her sister:
Next week I'll post some of the other new characters. You're so thrilled.