Monday, November 29, 2010
The Purple Bar!
When you upload all your words into the NaNoWriMo site and you've "won" (meaning you've written at least 50,000 words in November) your bar that's been showing your progress in blue gets lit up as purple with the word "WINNER!" inside it.
I GOT MY PURPLE BAR!
As those of you who read this blog know, I earned it after two weeks but it still was awesome yesterday to put in my chapters and hit "update" and see my final count was 80,301! More than I thought...more than Word said but hey...whatever. Word said I was at 80,231 so this just seems to think I wrote 70 more...odd but okay.
To celebrate I shall give you an excerpt from the book that I enjoy, its from near the end. I did pull about a paragraph or two in the middle of this out so as to not give away important plot info---would hate to ruin suprises for those who someday read this.
It's a scene between Cash and Phin. They're at the hospital. Enjoy!
Tiny section from Chapter 25...
Cash sat on the couch, head in his hands. “What is wrong with me?”
“Do you want a list or would you like it in a power point presentation?”
Cash looked up to see Phin standing there. “Would I get color pictures?”
“But of course!”
“Then Power Point it is,” he said, his head back into his hands, his elbows on his knees.
Phin sat down and put his laptop bag on the ground. “Look, I know I’m not your boy Liam but if you need to talk—”
Cash looked up at him. “You’re my pack brother just like Liam is Phin, you know that.”
“I know—it’s just, well, you two are really tight.”
“He and I drink and party a lot, we don’t talk about serious stuff that much. He’s a great guy, don’t get me wrong, but that’s not how our friendship rolls. You on the other hand—well, you’re more level headed than he is.”
“I think that was a compliment.”
Cash gave him a lopsided grin and a light grasp on his shoulder, “It was.”
Phin paused and then said, “It’s good to have you back.”
“It’s good to be back—I just wish—why is she so difficult?”
“No, the other bane of my existence.”
“Excuse me, sir? Mr. Pankov?”
Cash looked up at the nurse, “Yes?”
“Maria has arrived and has asked for you to meet her on the Squad floor.”
“All right,” Cash said as he stood up. "Thanks Phin.” Cash started to head towards the elevator when Phin stopped him.
He hit the down button and turned around. “Yeah?”
“My suggestion? Just tell her.”
The elevator dinged and the door opened. Cash reached in and held the door. “Tell her what?”
Phin smiled. “Just tell her that you love her man. It’ll solve a lot of your problems. Trust me. I speak from experience.”
“What makes you think—”
“Stop right there and get on your elevator—lying is not a virtue.”
Cash tried to hide a smile. “Thanks Phin.”
“Anytime good sir, anytime.”