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March 2015



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Chapter 30: My third year in kindergarten, I learned that all stories have a happy ending

The final chapter of Security & Exchange is now posted. I know it's early, but the story ended early this morning. You can read it at...

Tonight, the first chapter of Municipal Blondes will be posted on Deb's LJ site debriley

As this is my last post on this storyline, I'm cross-posting to nanowrimo and wayzgoose. It's been a real rush to produce this piece and I hope you are winding up a successful NaNo yourselves. If you get a chance, stop by one of the two story sites again when the writing rush is over. I'm planning to catch up on a lot of reading of stories that I've fallen behind in (as well as a pretty huge pile of school work that I'm behind in).

If not before, see you all next November!



Great story!

Wow! Great story. Poor Dag & Deb, but I like the way you ended, or didn't end it. I wish the two would have had a chance to be together more before the end. I am also a fan of your chapter titles.

I am glad you are continuing the story with Deb. I find her to be a unique and resourceful female character who was quite capable in her own right. Hopefully she will be able to build up her trust and confidence with others that she was able to build up with Dag.

I like the daily postings. Is there a suggested word count or daily word count as part of nanowrimo?

I'm happy to answer questions and don't mind who comments for the most part, but with such a glowing commendation, I wish I knew who you are! I may have an idea.

Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month and occurs every November. The objective is to write a novel of 50,000 words or more in 30 days. You can do any kind of planning you want to before the fact, but no writing of the actual prose. If you divide 50,000 by 30, you get a daily target of 1,667 words a day. Before I started this year, I had already determined that the likely length of this story would be about 75,000 or 2,500 per day. The final tally was just over 79,000 for an average word count of about 2,650 per chapter.

I knew what was going to happen in Security & Exchange in great detail, so when I started writing in November I kicked out 52,000 words in the first 12 days and got through chapter 20. I knew that the remaining chapters would be successively harder to write and spent several days working on chapter 26 alone. I finished the story on November 26 and posted the chapters on the remaining days. Deb's story, however, I have been writing and posting each day (that's in addition to the S&E words). It is going to be very difficult to maintain that over another month, so there will be days that the posts get jumbled together. I have many of the same hopes for her that you do.

Thank you for your comments and your questions.