WeFair, the main character, spent the night on the back patio to be close to the fountain and its noise. She fought off mosquitoes and had to listen to the “frog birds” chirping loudly all night. Ah, nighttime in Florida.
She slept on a wicker settee. I am not even sure where I got the word settee from, but it popped into my head and I put it in, then I realized it needed to be wicker so I added that detail. Then I decided I should Google a wicker settee and see if it even exists!
Here is what I found and it fit perfectly:
Day five is under the belt now and my characters have made a lot of progress and a good explanation (possibly best so far in any of the books) was given for the Red Sun Millennia.
My character who has lived on an island her whole life has reached the end of a long train journey and now wants to know why she cannot hear the water.
I leave her this palm tree:
Four days in, I am just writing any chance I get. The story is coming out very well and is a little more emotional than I expected it, but I like it. I am just about to wrap up chapter three at over 10,000 words. That’s 55k characters for anyone that is counting.
I managed to get nearly 2500 words into the book today. You can check my progress here on the page with the NaNoWriMo Widget on the top right of the page. SO far I have written the Prologue which takes place in modern times right at the beginning of the Red Sun Millennia. Half my time writing tonight was busy with research and terminology. The entire book will have a lot to do with steam trains and so I am not only researching the names for stuff, but how it works, history, names, places, etc. It is going to have a steampunk feel to the book and I have chosen the A4 (the most beautiful of all steam engines in my opinion) to star up front in the Prologue.