We’ve got a new mop bucket! We’re all up in society now!

First of all, PENredux. *cough* Let’s just say I’m still working on it… But I did FINALLY finish preparations for the Main Event, (you’ll see someday), and now I can get started on it! *dances* I think I managed to make my villain believably evil. I’ll have to wait on a second opinion to that.

Second of all, I had to share this hilarious short story I found of my brother’s.

Once upon a time there was a certain Victor Stairs. On that overcast day in April, danger lurked in the shadows as Victor and Danny played whoever gets hit in the head with a rock first loses.

Priceless.

Sweet, innocent, harmless MEDUSA!

Word count I should be at: 37,097
Word count I am at: 37,588

I’ve been writing scenes I’m not really sure about for the last couple of days, but every so often I get a line that clicks another chunk of plot into place. So I don’t want to totally write them off, but they’re mainly mediocre, with a very few redeeming features. In comparison to the rest of my stuff, that is. We’re not going to talk about how good they are in reference to actually good work 😀

And I keep trying to find ways for certain people not to die. *cries* I won’t tell you who they are, because I might find a way, and also I want it to be a shock if any of you end up reading Merchant’s Daughter. I just need some casualties! And I don’t want them to be pure “expendables.”

Darn, darn, darn. *frowns*

You see, I’ve never actually killed anyone yet, so it’s a new thing.

Anyhow, in other news, Ritter Sebastian has arrived, I’ve married Jana off, and Adelheid has turned out to be “such a man!” 😀 I’m glad. I was worried about her for a while, and now I like her again. Marching through the castle, terrorizing all the men. 😛

"I’ve been reading over your shoulder for 10 minutes, and I still have no idea what’s going on."

Word count I’m supposed to hit: 33,871

Word count I did hit: 34,212
Words written: 2,615

Caffine intake: By 11 am, I’ve ingested 2 coffees and a mug of tea. Let’s not count more
Scenes: 3
Wow, I am a writing MACHINE today! Of course, this is probably due to the fact that I’ve been sitting in front of these screens for essentially the last 6 hours. I’ve been trying to front-load my word count, because I suspect I will not get much done on my working days. But still… *cough* It’s time to go, self. Get off the computer.
I am also beginning to suspect that I am a little too fond of having my Characters say the opposite of what they mean. *mirthful grin* It’s just, I seem to naturally include intrigue. Really, I don’t plan for it, and then suddenly half my characters are being watched and have to communicate “other ways.” *sigh*
However, I still quite like a lot of my characters. And those I don’t like I’m either killing or sending to a nunnery. Hmmm, I didn’t realize that was my plan until I wrote that. 😀 And Herr Bruno is still enormous fun to write. Check out his motivational style;

“Now, ladies and gentlemen, I do not have enough staff to spare them to the inevitable loss of limbs and dismemberment I will make sure result from mistakes, so please don’t make any.”

Good times, good times.

"You think? Who gave you permission to do that?"

Word count I should be at: 32,258

Word count I am at: 31,597
I promise, it was entirely unintentional, but I now have a murder, Dietlinde got really drunk, and Adolph and Adelheid both know an important secret about each other and know that they both know. And they both also throw knifes really well. (This was a fun scene!) 😀 Adelhied also just watched the murder happen and didn’t do anything, which is rather fascinating. 
Unfortunately, I now also have a bit of a headache, which certainly isn’t due to the fact that I am getting most of my hydration in the form of coffee, for sure. *nods*. 
Ah, I am very happy to finally have that scene done with. I’ve been beating my head against it for something like three days!

It’s time to break out the Chant.

Word count I should be at: 29,032 *cringes*
Word count I am: 27,077 *cringes more*
Title: Merchant’s Daughter

I’m changing the title back, since it was too hard to explain.

And I now have a merchant singing in Latin. Yes, Latin. Did you know that you can find the entire Vulgate bible on the internet? I was quite pleased.

I have GOT to get up early tomorrow to write. No more excuses.

I sell my soul, but only to the very highest bidder.

Word Count I should be at: 27,419
Word Count I am at: 26,104
Shortfall: 1,315

I admit it, I totally failed at writing on days where I also worked. But I’m starting to catch up now! Really! *sincere*

I’m rather happy about how my characters are suddenly discovering who they are. Hugh is amazing, I realized, and Adelheid has some kind of a personality! No, Hugh always had a personality, but I got to do an extended foray into how insane he actually is. You have no idea! He actually has a really sad backstory too. Or at least, it was sad in my head, so I hope it translates that way.

Also, Adelhied slapped someone, and got to be her queenly self in two dissimilar situations, which stitched together two divergent personality pieces in my head. Moreover, I finally wrote Adolph! He was the first character to arrive in my head, and the last one of my MC to talk. At this time he’s remarkably fun to write, and I haven’t even used many of his really good lines yet! *dances* He needs to do a lot of growing up though. This should be fun!

I finished the murder dare, so now I just have to include the one(s) about real people. And no, I am not counting Adelhied as me, despite the slapping episode. *firmly*

My story makes me happy.

Seven years, only seven years!

Word count I should be at: 22,581

Word count I am at: 22,791
I finished Crime and Punishment this evening, and I really see why it is well spoken of. Though there were certainly moments where I was ready to start shouting at the page, namely when Svidrigailov had Dounia trapped, (!@#$%^), I really enjoyed it. And such a good ending! *is happy*
And I’ve had to stop at an EXTREME cliff hanger, so getting up tomorrow to right should be easy not that difficult.