Goal today: break 30K. Need 1778 to do so. I’ll edit this entry with the day’s progress.
FYI: found the theme song for Dharman and the next 100 pages or so of Return. Cold As You by Taylor Swift.
You put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray.
And I stood there lovin’ you and WISHED them all away.
Got it. 1931 words to finish formal challenge between Shannari and Varne. It needs much polishing (action scenes sometimes require me to get up and act it out before everything flows smoothly), but the bones are there.
NaNo Total: 30,153 words
Laughing, he [Varne] merely leaned aside and her blade missed him entirely. “I thought Gregar taught you better than that, Khul’lanna.”
Letting the missed slash carry her arm in a full arc, she whirled with the stroke and flipped the rahke smoothly in her palm for the rear stroke. Gregar had drilled her ceaselessly, both against himself and her Blood until the day she’d stabbed Sal in the abdomen and nearly killed him.
She didn’t try to gut Varne. Not yet. But his sharp exclamation told her she’d cut him deeply.
Finishing the full circle, she flipped the rahke back up in the traditional strike position and gave Varne the best wide-eyed foolish outlander look she could muster. “I’m sorry. Did I hurt you?”