Actually it was a chicken lunch. Or chicken flavored ramen, to be exact. (Those Maruchan Bowl noodles are awesome!) It’s cold outside, and we’re trying to stay warm and not get sick. But it’s December now, and that means it’s time for Team Unicorn to brag about yet another double NaNoWriMo win for us.
I finished the two novels I planned to write: A Tincture of Silver and When Uppance Comes. The first one (after some revisions) is 76,837 words long. The second one is 75,623 words. Right now, S and I are reading through A Tincture of Silver, though we’ve got other things we need to get done today, so I don’t know how far we’ll get. As we’ve mentioned before, reading our books aloud together is an important part of our revision process.
Once I was finished with those two, I decided to get started on a third novel, which will be S’s Christmas present. Yes, we write each other things as presents—it’s the ultimate in unicorniness. I can’t tell the title of that one, because it’s a bit of a spoiler for S, and she wants to be surprised on Christmas morning when she looks under the metaphorical tree and sees it waiting for her. It’ll actually be in the shared folder of our OneDrive account, but that’s sort-of like finding it in your stocking, yes? As of this morning, that third novel is sitting at 46,380 words. If I subtract the words I’ve written in the last four days, but I include all the prep work, like character profiles and character prompts, that I wrote for it, you come to my grand total for the month of November, which was 225,182 words. That’s the most I’ve ever done in a NaNo month, I think.
As for S, she decided to set aside her historical romance and go back to writing an ongoing fanfic project that she has, and she became much happier when she did. Perhaps at some point she’ll blog about that. Sometimes it’s just not the right time for a particular project, and this November apparently wasn’t the right time for historical romance. It happens.
She also wrote a short story for my Christmas present, and I’m very much looking forward to reading it. But I have no idea what it is, except that she’s admitted it’s set in the Myrciaverse, which is nice. Other than that, I’m completely in the dark, and I haven’t tried to peek or metaphorically rattle the box to see what’s inside. I want a surprise on Christmas morning, too.