So Nanowrimo 2014 has officially kicked off as of yesterday. As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't originally planning on doing Nanowrimo this year, but after having one of those "shower thoughts" moments, I decided to work on a collection of short stories. So far I have been doing really well. Last year my target word count for each day was 1,500 words. That is slightly below Nano's stated word count, but I felt it was a manageable goal for a new comer. This year I do still have that as my stated target daily word count, but after two days I am sitting comfortably at 3,396 words.
To give you a quick synopsis of my story idea, my short stories are a collection of adventures for my characters Apath and Spice. They are a husband and wife rapid delivery team set in a sort of despotic sic-fi future. It is all very sci-fi tropish, but I am hoping that I can get some fun stories out of the two characters and their interactions. I am taking a lot of influence from "Cowboy Bebop" for this design. I always loved how that series balanced comedy, action and some remarkably heavy topics.
Here is a quick list of my character profiles for both Apath and Spice. These were brainstormed with my wife and I one evening and truthfully the character profiles are loosely based upon the two of us. Of course, I have attached a little snippet and you can hit the "read more" button below to check that out.
- anal. über planner
- critical eye
- loving but firm
- tough love
- no suger coating
- polite, well mannered and well spoken
- well educated formally. A bit of a snob.
- good shot with the handgun
- calm under fire
- has too many hobbies
- Easily angered. Moody
- poor with money, always in debt
- giving to a fault
- good detective or finding things. attention to detail
- hand to hand combat
- can’t pull the trigger figuratively or literally.
- Temple of doom bugs pulling the lever getting crushed.
- good at gambling
- carries baseball bat.
- excellent pilot/driver
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