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[NaNo 2020] Hungry Girls



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Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:38 am
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november 17


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november 18


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Now we're getting somewhere!
  





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november 19


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november 20


512 words/16,572 total

SUCH H U R T, my friends' rage and fear for the characters' well-being only fuels me
  





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november 21


2,866 words/19,438 total

Look at me go! And all it took was an all-day write-in and ignoring my homework! We're definitely into the climax now, so I remain hopeful that this draft will actually end up not too far over 100k, but we shall see.
  





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november 23


292 words/20,465 total

I swear I will do a detailed write-up one of these days, but for now I keep leaving my updates too late.
  





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november 25


789 words/21,610 total

I swear to God I will do a detailed write-up about how things have been going and what I've been writing, but today is not the day for it, because I am super frustrated from futzing with this laptop all day and frankly it's amazing I got any writing done at all.
  





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november 26


1160 words/22,770 total

OKAY. Time for a write-up. Finally.

Here's what we've written so far this month:

  • Our Heroes arrive in Toledo, Ohio, where they hope to investigate Wizards Inc. Megan and Zafira take a walk and have some happy smooching time in a waterfront park. It took me a full week to write this short chapter lol, although it went super fast once the election was called.
  • Our Heroes go to Wizards Inc but don't make it past the front desk and get creepy vibes from the place. Cap is disheartened by how badly he thinks this this whole quest is going.
  • Our Heroes plan to return to Wizards Inc for some snooping under cover of night, but Megan is distraught when Cap tells her she's not going: she doesn't know how to use any weapons and knows hardly any magic, so it's safer for everyone if she stays behind. I enjoyed writing Distraught Megan far too much. It only took like 3 days to get this far haha. Clearly I am better with angst than fluff.
  • When the fellowship fails to return from Wizards Inc after several hours, Megan panics and decides to go after them, taking some precautions, such as enchanting the doors of their room to open only for members of the fellowship and enchanting a cup of coffee to be super, super hot, because even if she doesn't know how to use any weapons...she figures she can at least throw some boiling lava hot coffee at someone.
  • Oh no! Wizards Inc is in flames. The fellowship is nowhere to be found - except Zafira, who's alone and scared and bleeding horribly from a gash in hir stomach. I attempted an intimate tend-wounds scene, but between Zafira's injury being so bad and Megan being so panicked...there's less comfort and more actual wound-tending. Megan stitches Zafira up to the best of her ability and freaks out a lot. There's at least half a moment of comfort. <3
  • Taman returns to the inn, unharmed but worried because she doesn't know where the others are. Her initial relief at seeing Megan turns into anger when she realizes Megan used magic when healing Zafira: Zafira has a magic allergy that could endanger her as much as or more than hir initial injury. Cue tons of panic from Megan.
  • Rafe returns with AJ and Cap, both injured but alive. There is general despair and panic between all the injuries, the fact that they got separated, and the fact that Charlie stayed behind to fight so the rest of them could get out. AJ tells Megan that Taman's anger isn't really about her: Taman has a Tragic Backstory™ involving an unknown magic allergy and a dead child. Megan panics more and more until finally she resolves to go out and bring Charlie back herself.
  • Megan makes it to Wizards Inc, but a business bro standing guard brings her in before she can do literally anything. She finally confronts Chip Edgeworth, head of WI and the man who cursed her, but he doesn't even remember her. He introduces her to WI's newest member: Charlie.
  • It's okay! Sort of. Charlie has been mind-whammied; he and the missing members of the Council of Wizards are under Chip's magical control. Megan manages to lift the enchantment for a moment, but Chip immediately puts it back and threatens her. Charlie can't quite break free but keeps fighting the enchantment.
  • Lots of fighting, all of it sucky. I'm going to have sooooo much work to do during revision.

So that's where we are right now! Next I need the fellowship to enter, to finish off this fight and defeat Chip and the rest of Wizards Inc, to free the wizards and lift Megan's curse, and then wrap it all up. I'm thinking Megan's going to feel kind of low that she couldn't do it all on her own like in the stories, but Cap's gonna be like "There's no shame in needing help, why the heck do you think I have a whole fellowship with me instead of doing all these quests alone?" And then there needs to be a feast somehow (obviously, because it's been far too long since Megan ate anything tasty), and also I'd love more smooching all around.
  








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