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RX Day 2

Up a bit earlier today.  Combined with yesterday’s measly word count, I’ve got 847 words in the new scene.  Just flying, I know.  :???:

However, this is the first scene in this new character’s POV and it’s also a new setting.  I’ve had to figure out several things that I didn’t expect.  Aspects of Laredo stymmied me until I decided to just wing it.  Some interesting backstory came out for Quinn too that I didn’t expect.  Some of it will likely get cut back in revision, but it’s good stuff to know. 

I’ll update any additional progress on this entry.

Edited 9:19:  You know, sometimes I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.  I had the most incredible backstory conflict screaming at me, just waiting for me to do something with it…and yet I almost missed it.  Doh.  I smoothed this morning’s scene and picked up this backstory undercurrent that totally drives this relationship up another notch.

Nothing like family betrayal to sweeten the pot. 

I’m hoping to break 1K in this scene before heading to bed…

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I researched a bit more about the FBI and found an incredible news release from this past month that fits PERFECTLY with what I was hoping to build.  I’m still a bit foggy on FBI procedure, especially involving international trafficking (e.g. from Mexico), but I think I can work my way around any technicalities.

Final word count today (total scene):  1144.

5 thoughts on “RX Day 2

  1. WOW I like the new look!
    Keep up the good work on the progress.

  2. Thank you, Amy! You’ve certainly been rockin’ some crazy word counts out in your Cave!

  3. ooo, Good progress and a good count! Glad you’ve got some new conflict to add, that’s always helpful and fun. :mrgreen:

    😯 Gah, if you find anything good on FBI procedures, would you be so kind to link them or mention any books you may come across in your research tab-thingy? (which I already LOVE, by the way, thank you so much for putting together all those cool links!)

  4. Soleil, I’ll keep my eyes out. So far, I’ve mostly hit the FBI website itself for news and general structure (e.g. Special Agent in Charge and where the branch offices are in Texas).

    If anyone has an excellent procedural site or book, shout it out, please!

  5. Oooo… I hadn’t checked out your Research page yet – it’s awesome!

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