Holy moly, guys. I used to think writers who said that characters did things on their own were crazy.
Okay, I don’t mean that my characters actually refuse to do what I’ve planned. They’re imaginary. I can make them do whatever I want.
But sometimes I start a sentence intending to write “Kel turned around and walked across the room” and instead what comes out is “Kel pressed her face into the corner and didn’t move, nuh uh, no way”*.
(*That’s paraphrasing. In case you weren’t sure.)
I just updated the sidebar, but if you’re following along at home you can find my most up-to-date wordcount here: http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/falcon21893/novels/the-blood-of-kings/stats