A reader of the blog commented that they couldn’t follow the plot or character descriptions I included in my Nanowrimo updates. Another reader said they weren’t even following the narrative. I want to reassure everyone that there won’t be a quiz on December 1st. Most of what I wrote was merely to keep you entertained and prove that I was actually writing something. It appears I may have succeeded with one of those goals at least.
Nanowrimo ends at midnight tonight, and I reached the winning word-count goal but I have not finished the book. I intend to continue updates, but in the interest (I hope) of keeping them entertaining I will limit what I write to a Harper’s Index style-blog posting.
Word count: 52,529
Earthquake faults named: 4
Incidents of intentional Charlotte Bronte homage: 3
Volcanoes named: 2
Latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates given to make things sound more scientific: 2
Number of streets in Berkeley that I say intersect when in fact they run parallel: 2
Made-up words for magical things: 1