The Reason to Feel Good

I think, I have one. I only wrote a hundred of words today, but those were the ones, finishing the very important 3000+ word scene—negotiation between Illai and Dae, fighting for who is on top in the situation (the golden boy wins, hehe).

Not only—I think—I managed to make the exchange logical and believable, I have discovered (did I mentioned, that I am a discovery writer?) several absolutely logical and natural ways to progress the story forward, totally compatible with the backstory I have in mind.

Yay to meself.

As much as I was reluctant to follow the traditional “fantasy quest” formula, I am now set on sending Dae alongside Illai, Ngale, and Marque on the short trip to the Norlay Mountain Ridge to look for the Serpent’s egg. This way Verra gets left in the Castle all alone (not counting Venny) to deal with the sudden development of her father’s unexpected illness, and Dae gets to piss Marque off a few more times. Priceless.

And I get to write a camping scene! I have absolutely no idea, why it makes me happy. Hm.

A.T.T. Just try to guess, who hired Crag for a hit on our boy…

The Peat Sisters

It bothered me a little that while the oldest and the youngest sisters are called Neena and Nonna, the middle one was given a structurally different name—Noriella. Seems odd for the parents to name their kids inconsistently.

So… Neenaeve (always wanted to steal this name), Noriella, Nonnalen. Makes much more sense. Neena and Nonna gals just prefer their short names over the longer ones.

A Name Change

Started to watch the third Hobbit installation, and suddenly realized, that Torrenn sound very much like Thorin (Oakenshield). Changing the name to Torvenn. That was easy (Project Find and Replace in Scrivener). And it even sounds more, like a sibling name for Verra’s brother. Torvenn Normann Stormhold. All right, then.

Verra Keira Stormhold, however, might need some work. Corriolain—for her mother’s name? Will work for a dead character for now. Verra Corriolain Stormhold. Sounds regal enough.

Another scene finished. Words so far: 285,844