Friday, November 03, 2006

Nano count 8514

Today's count: 2831, so I'm pretty happy. I'm right on schedule, which is writing weekdays and leaving my weekends free for farm and home tasks.

Today's snippet takes place when Krin's kittens meet her mentor's hound dogs:

Pathak's other two fairies erupted from the cot, yipping, yowling, and tumbling head over heels in mid-air. The first one launched, and all three shot towards me. I ducked as I heard the kittens hiss and snarl but there was little I could do to stop the ensuing melee.

Pathak bellowed "
Stop!" and one of the hounds dropped to the ground, glancing sheepishly over its shoulder at Pathak. The maven whistled sharply, then clapped his hands twice. Another hound sank out of the fight, and the three kittens attacked the third one ferociously.

"Krin, call them off!" Pathak shouted.

How could I? I hadn't even named them yet! "Kittens?" I called. Of course they ignored me.


Jean said...

Great start, and what a snippet!

Valerie Comer said...


chrisd said...

Over 8000 by Friday.


(nyah nyah) :P

I had no idea I would be competitive about the number count but I am.

BTW, I like quiet, aloneness and music when I write, so ear plugs wouldn't work. I got in a little of 1000 words last night so that's good.

I love the snippets you post. Mine are so bad--last night I read what I wrote and realized that I have no point of view or omniscient. Ugh. I'll have to ask about it in another group.

Hope you're doing well--

Valerie Comer said...

Hey Chris, competitive can be a good thing. Chris???? (Sheesh, where'd she go...)

Maripat said...

Heh...and of course they didn't listen. I like that, Val. Good job.

Valerie Comer said...

TRhanks, Maripat. Glad to oblige.

chrisd said...

So Valerie you read that dreadful poem I wrote. Bwaaaaaahahahahaha!

Thank the Lord I don't take myself too seriously in that genre.

Thank you for your kindness!

BTW, I'm at 7468; it does not take into consideration pov issues, passive vs active voice and confusion.

Ah, the wonders of the first draft!

Valerie Comer said...

Confusion increases word count, a valuable Nano tool.

Go, Chris, go! What're you readiing blogs for? Go write!