NaNoWriMo 2013: Day 6 or The Day In Which a Sweet Old Man Showed Up

In the manuscript that is.

This sweet gentleman showed up and swept my heroine off her feet – in the most unromantic but incredible sweet sense. He bowled her over with kindness and grace.

It’s a connection she desperately needed. She’s an orphan whose only remaining family has betrayed her in some of the worst ways imaginable. She has a few friends who are very far away geographically and know little of her “real” life.

She has the hero, of course, but that’s not the same as a grandfather. A Poppo [if a good friend of mine will let me borrow the name – and if she doesn’t, no hard feelings].

I love it when random characters appear and change the course of a novel – for the better.

Today was a work day – and election day so not a ton done. I did “accept” most of the changes to the other manuscript so I could send it to Laurie to “next” her way through the major edits. That feels like a big accomplishment. I also printed it out with two pages on a piece of paper, four front and back. May not seem like much, but I’d never done it before.

I’m subbing again tomorrow [today] as a general aide the same place I was last week. If it’s like last week, I’ll have at least some time where I can read through that manuscript aloud before sending it off into the yonder.

In fact, I’m off to start that now. I’m saving this post on my laptop but will come back to it after midnight on my phone and upload it from there.

Pretty clever, eh? 😉

Today’s count:
NaNoWriMo: 635
Total: 3683

It’ll get there.