Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Good Day's Work

That was a productive day. 1,899 words today, all in "Scurvy Dogs!"

And as it turns out, they were pretty good. Bonus! The kids enjoyed them, liked the ending, followed it all and had plenty of comments. Tri liked it a lot too. It wasn't perfect, not by a long shot. Something wasn't quite right, and I can't quite put my finger on it. And I got one litte thing backwards, in retrospect, nd straightening it out will be tricky. Well, that's why you have second drafts. And thirds and fourths and ninths.

But it was mostly good. And more to the point, it got the story where it needs to be. The two main characters – Jamie and Spider – know about the shipwreck, and they're the only ones who know where to find it. They also know that Maggie was on the ship that wrecked. Now they just have to find a boat to get there so they can claim the salvage before the pirates who are hot on their trail get there. And avoid Spider's grandfather (who once sailed with Henry Morgan.) And some other stuff.

Oh, and somewhere in here, I've got a pirate I want to call "Itchy John." Just 'cuz.

Now if tomorrow can be just as productive, I'll have some momentum going at last.

But anyway, 1,899 words today. 9,132 total so far.

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