Camp NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Of Writing, Magic, and Colds

And, just like that, we have reached the end of the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo. At the moment I am on 3 000 words on a 25K word count goal – which is a lot less than I had planned on, but a head cold went and spoiled the whole weekend and what I thought was going to be three days on nearly non-stop writing. Joy.

Still, it is 3 000 words more than I had last week this time!

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Adding a dash of magic

For those who missed the previous posts, or who just found this blog (welcome in that case, by the way), I am busy writing part of The Box of Secrets for Camp NaNo this month and am busy with part three at the moment. But something quite momentous did happen this week: I figured out the part of the magic system that has perplexed me for months.

I will post a full post on the magic system next week on Patreon, but can at the moment say that I split the magic (or Nith as it is called in Airtha-Eyrassa) into four branches. And now it works! So to speak…

(If you are new to The Ruon Chronicles, you can check out this post.)

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Adding a dash of history… and social anxiety

Another reason why the writing has been going slowly is because I am having to explain quite a lot about the world without info-dumping or boring the poor reader to death.

Then there is a character with quite severe social anxiety (no, she is not shy, she has social anxiety. Sorry, I just had to make that very clear — while doing research I came across so many articles that act as if social anxiety equals being shy.). And it is quite difficult to portray that when it is a character that the reader is just meeting! The last thing I want is for the reader to think that she is just shy or (even worse) weak.

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A look at the future

Now that my cold is better I hope that I will be able to finish the various blog posts I have promised in order to post them next week. Yay!

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3 replies

  1. Love the magic gif! Ooh, does the various blog posts include the rest of your folklore posts? (I saw that there are missing letters to finish the alphabet…)

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