Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 18

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 3,171

Words Total (Camp): 35,512

Words Total (Overall): 50,396

Music: Mars (Instrumental) by Sleeping At Last


At first I thought that Cricket and Jonsy had just lost their minds. But then I tilted my head a certain way and I realized that there was something in my eye. A grayish mark just to the left of my iris that glimmered when the light hit it just right. In the shape of a starburst.

Dear Gods. The Queen of Stars.

A faint giggle sounded in the back of my head, lilting and magical.

“Shit.” I whispered.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 17

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 4,967 (a lot of this was a refurbished scene from the last draft but still!)

Words Total (Camp): 32,341

Words Total (Overall): 47,225

Music: Believer by Imagine Dragons


"How did you do that?” Tauron asked.

“Fight? We all know how to do that.” I went to the tree and picked up my dagger where it had been dropped.

“We know how to fight.” Tauron growled and the beastly growl in response from the shadows behind me made my heart stop for a moment. “We don’t know how to do…that.” He waved a hand towards the bodies strewn about.

“We each have our talents.” I said.

“And yours happens to be killing?”

“That might be the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me.” I said drily.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 16

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 647

Words Total (Camp): 27,377

Words Total (Overall): 42,796

Music: The album Atlas: Year One by Sleeping At Last 


“I can’t believe I”m saying this,” I said, collecting sticks with Heden, “But I wish we were in the library.”

Heden snorted. Despite my love my books and stories, a love that was one of the few things that Heden and I had in common, being in this place, with Rychon and Sian and The Widow, not to mention the gods and their insane plan, had made me a little bloodthirsty.

Happy Writing!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 15

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 2,249

Words Total (Camp): 26,730

Words Total (Overall): 42,181

Music: Bagbak By Vince Staples (Black Panther Trailer Music)


“You going to tap out?” Oron asked. I couldn’t see his face but I could hear the smugness in his words. I suppose knocking a god into the dirt once should have been enough. But not for me. And not this particular god.

“Never.” I wheezed.

Happy Writing!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 14

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 1,885

Words Total (Camp): 24,481

Words Total (Overall): 39,934

Music: Believer by Imagine Dragons


“We stood next to you when you and Hunter had the stupid idea to try and save the pig set for slaughter from Mr. Barner. That was almost assured destruction but we dragged that squealing pig to freedom through the streets anyway.”

“This is a little different, Jean.”

“We helped you plan a crazy scheme to get into the most secure prison on the continent.” Heden said. I tilted my head in acknowledgement.

“Fair enough.” I said.

Happy Writing! 


Friday, April 13, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 13

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 138 (lol guys)

Words Total (Camp): 22,596

Words Total (Overall): 38,329

Music: Listened to YouTube videos in the background!


“I’m glad you’re feeling better but I can’t help but wonder why. And I’m worried it’s because you’ve maimed someone.”

Happy Writing!


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 12

For Brightly She Burns

Words Written: 1,838

Words Total (Camp): 22,458

Words Total (Overall): 38,191

Music: Sweet Dreams (Wrinkle In Time Trailer Song) ft. Dresage


“Do not be afraid.” I said to myself, and saying the words made them feel more real. I said it again and again and again until it felt like a song on my tongue and a truth in my soul.

I’d prove the stars wrong. I’d play this game of gods and monsters, not as a pawn, but as a queen.

Happy Writing!