November 4th, 2007

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Desert Rose: Index Post

I'm so excited that I can finally start posting chapters of my new fic, and I know more than a few of you guys are excited too! This here is the index post, where all of the chapters will be linked and author's notes and such will be displayed. I just have to get some quick housekeeping out of the way before we begin.

Desert Rose is my project for National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide initiative to prod people who say they're going to write a novel "someday" to do it now. It's basically the no-time-like-the-present mentality. The link above is to my profile on the NaNoWriMo website, where I'm known as PadmeKenobi85, and where excerpts of Desert Rose will also be posted. However, what gets to the NaNo site will be excerpts and excerpts only - to get the full, unabridged fic, you'll have to come here.

Since Desert Rose is for NaNo, I'm posting it here in a largely unedited form. What does that mean? Well, that except for blatant typos and grammar errors, I haven't altered the text, nor run it through a beta reader, before throwing it up on my journal. What you see is what you get. And for that reason, I hope you'll be a tad more forgiving of the errors and plot holes that do creep in. XD

Now, to the nuts and bolts.

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Title: Desert Rose
Author: Liz/amidala_thrace
Fandom and Characters: Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Eventual Obi-Wan Kenobi/Padmé Amidala pairing.
Rating: PG-NC-17 (though the NC-17 chapters will be few and far between)
Status: Incomplete. Chapter 8 currently being written.
Summary: AU, taking place from the end of Revenge of the Sith on. Padmé does not die, and is sent to live with Obi-Wan on Tatooine. Vader grieves the loss of his wife and his former life.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
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And the final word count for Day 4 is ...

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6,699 / 50,000

Humming pretty nicely along, in other words. Each day it seems I manage to get a few hundred words more than the required count, which obviously doesn't bother me in the slightest. I wish I could actually get ahead of the game, but that probably won't happen in the foreseeable future.

The achievement of today's count was pretty effortless - at least more so than yesterday. For some reason the jump from 5,000 to 6,667 seems less daunting than actually getting to 5,000, so that made it easier on a psychological level today. And, of course, my muse, seeking to destroy every pattern I have been able to establish, was extremely creative around the hours of 4:00-5:00 and bone-dry in the evening. Go figure. *eyeroll* Maybe it had something to do with the time change and the muse being messed-up and thinking 4:00 was actually 5:00. I don't know. But anyway, it allowed me to get through half of Chapter 4, and for that I'm grateful.

Tomorrow being Monday and traditionally a very busy day at work, I have little faith in my ability to meet the required word count. But never say never, I suppose - after all, look what happened on Thursday. So I guess we'll see.

I'll now proceed to go to bed, because it'll be an early morning tomorrow. Plus, I got a flu shot today, so am feeling sort of off and achy from that. *rubs arm* Ow.