NaNoWriMo No. 2 – Chapter 18 pre-post

Another slow day in writing . . . but then I also did another post, and played with some photos.

It occurs to me that at least part of my mission on this rock is to show pictures I have taken, in this case with my phone camera. This is an old water wagon, captured at the Cripple Creek Visitor Center.


I thought it would be neat to do a couple of different B&W versions . . .



Anyway, the important thing is that . . .

Chapters 18 will go live Friday morning in a password-protected post. 

Here’s my progress so far:


I only wrote 1,754 words this evening, which is less than the pace I had set for myself, but I’m still ahead of the curve with a cumulative total of 31,201 words (per Scrivener). This chapter took a bit more care to write, and it had a lot of dialogue.

Also, a plot of sorts is forming in my mind . . . that’s a good thing, right? It’s not as good as an outline, but, hey, I’m an amateur.

On the other hand, I can show you more photos of the wagon, including some close-ups.




For these photos I used a touch of HDR processing. I thought it fit the subject. 

But, enough of that. Here’s my usual ending to these posts.

For them interested in using my spreadsheet, a previous post explains it and provides links for getting either a copy of the Google Docs version, or downloading the Excel Spreadsheet version. That post is HERE.

Anyone wanting to read the novel, please shoot me an e-mail requesting the password, or leave a comment below to that effect.

As a point of information, asking for the password does not mean I will subscribe, or even read, your blog. It just means you get the password. Perhaps I might get curious and check you out, perhaps not. 

One other thing. 

Last year I did a precis . . . I know some people like the precis. I did it last year because I stopped writing for a few months, and then I was not writing regularly.

This puppy is going to be finished before the end of the month. I won’t have time to write a precis, and the timeframe is short enough to perhaps make its absence irrelevant. If not . . . sorry.

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4 Responses to NaNoWriMo No. 2 – Chapter 18 pre-post

  1. oneowner says:

    I haven’t tried the HDR filter yet. Maybe it would save some of my pathetic phone shots. These look very nice but you started with decent shots anyway. We’ll see.


    • disperser says:

      Thanks. That is one of my staple shots whenever I drive through Cripple Creek. It used to be in a better setting, overlooking the town, but they moved it to it’s current location. It slightly mitigated by having the water tower behind it.



  2. The old wagon is SO cool! The B&W shots have a rustic look and great textures!
    The grasses and flowers and rocks in the last few photos are beautiful, especially in contrast to the wood and metal.
    And WOW on the clouds!
    How you feeling today?!?!
    Happy Friday HUGS!!! :-)


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