November 10th, 2007

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And the final word count for Day 9 is ...

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14,387 / 50,000

Yep, fell a little short today, for the first time since NaNoWriMo began. But I'm not short by much, and I'm also pretty sure that I'll be able to make up the extra words while cleaning and otherwise puttering around my apartment tomorrow morning. I pretty much have to, since I'm going to the hockey game tomorrow afternoon and I do not want to be faced with playing catch-up after I get back.

On the bright side, Chapter 6 is almost finished, and I should have it posted by tomorrow night.
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Desert Rose: Chapter 6

Chapter 6
Characters: Vader, Palpatine. Mainly Vader-centric.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 4,065
Summary: You never meant to choke her. At least, that's what you try to tell yourself.
Author's Notes: This was a really interesting chapter to write. I mentioned previously that I've never written Vader before, and it's true, I haven't, but I'm having a ton of fun writing him now. I think what's most intriguing for me is the exploration of his physical limitations and how Anakin - because at this point, he still thinks of himself as Anakin - dealt with and adjusted to them. As a result, there is a lot in this chapter about the physical side of Vader, and how difficult it is for him to care for himself and exist on a day-to-day basis. I realize some of you may not find this kind of stuff very exciting, but it fascinates me, which is probably one reason the chapter is so long. I live with several chronic illnesses, and so there is some stuff in here that comes direct from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Anyway, I apologize if you're bored. XD The next chapter will be shorter and contain less character introspection and roughly the same amount of angst. Heh.

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