Saturday, November 5, 2016

NaNoWriMo: Day Five

NaNoWriMo: Day 5 complete. 2,595 words. The novel has been tackled and pounded into the ground. Today is "Double Up Day" so I tried writing double the target word count (1667) because I love a good challenge. I failed, but hey! Over 2K new words about Bertie and two new characters introduced! Still have an hour and a half before heading off to bed. Perhaps I'll get in a few more words tonight.
Captain Blakeney motioned for one of the crew members bustling about the ship’s cargo to join them. Thorberta noticed at once that he must be a dwarf. He was middle-aged, perhaps, as his skin wrinkled around his black eyes, and not much taller than she was-- perhaps three foot six to her three foot three. He had a lean-muscled build and the bushiest black beard and hair she had ever seen! His eyebrows jutted out over his eyes like an overhanging roof and disappeared around his temples into his woolly hair. A single strip of gold metal fitted around his head and covered what would be visible of his forehead between hairline and eyebrows. She could not tell if his arms were as hairy as the rest of him or not because he wore a loose-fitting, long-sleeved tunic that dipped in a deep V at the neck. It took a second look to realize that the black visible underneath the tunic was more hair and not an undershirt.

“Miss Bertie, may I introduce Morgath Lightfinger. He will escort you to your quarters and see that you and your luggage are comfortably settled in.”

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