NaNoWriMo Day Six – Already Running Out of Title Ideas

This is the first and last time I will be writing a blog post immediately after running a Dungeons and Dragons session. It’s 11:35 pm and my players just enjoyed ruthlessly slaughtering a town’s leader because they didn’t like his laws. I, admittedly, enjoyed that a little less than they did.

Let’s keep this one short because I want to go to bed. If you missed my previous posts about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), you can find the links below.

Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five

How Was NaNoWriMo Day Six?

How I feel when my protagonist gets to go fulfil his dreams, but also his mum is dying.

Today I wrote 3211 words, thanks to my first D&D session being cancelled. That’s right, I have two D&D sessions on Fridays (one only fortnightly). They both give me headaches. Anyway, my total word count for NaNoWriMo so far is 17,800, meaning that tomorrow I will have technically written half a novel in a week (a novel being a minimum of 40,000 words).

As for the actual content, my protagonist finally joined the travelling circus, where the performers use art to create magic and that magic creates more art. I’m really just letting my imagination run free with this book. If I think of something that could possibly happen with a magical circus, I go with it.

At one point I needed to find out what the best type of pack animal was. According to Google, some possibilities are:

  1. Mules
  2. Llamas
  3. Several types of goat
  4. Whatever the heck a lamancha is (prossibly another goat)
  5. Dinosaurs

So I guess my French-inspired fantasy world has dinosaurs now, which the circus members use to carry all their equipment.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think dinosaurs would make great pack animals.

I’ve also started casting some of the characters in my head, and they’re basically all with actors from the Umbrella Academy. Kai, the protagonist, is fifteen years old and can time travel, so obviously he looks like Number Five. The leader of the circus, Madame Octavia, looks like the Handler. Then there’s Buffer, the official buffoon of the circus. He just makes me think of Luther.

So yeah, could I just borrow the entire cast of the Umbrella Academy if I ever get a film or television adaptation?

Next I’ll be writing Kai’s final goodbye to his hometown, then switching back to the antagonist. From here I’ll probably stop with the light spoilers since we’re probably getting past blurb territory. Hopefully you can all read this thing one day so that there is actually something to spoil.

On another note, I may take a couple of days off from these blogs, despite my previous personal commitment. I’ve had a tough few weeks with family matters, so I might take a couple of low-writing days and skip the blogs to reset. I’ll be back soon, though!


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