Camp NaNo: Accomplished

I set a goal of 30 hours of editing on Seeds of Blood for the month. I officially have at least 41. Which doesn’t count various hours spent researching new stuff to get unstuck in various places, but there you go.

And I’m still not nearly done on this round of editing, because fight scenes – and challenges – are just… slow to write. Grr. But progress is being made, if I have to drag out details on the mystical value of Venus flytraps and the weirdest critters of the Blue Ridges to do it.

Yes, Venus flytraps. I know most people are familiar with the cultivated forms, but they’re native to North Carolina, and there is real folklore associated with them. 🙂 Part of it comes in handy for our heroes trying to get their hands on an informant. As in, “Here, fishie, fishie, fishie….”

This is either going to work out brilliantly or go down in folkloric flames. Eep.


14 thoughts on “Camp NaNo: Accomplished

    1. That actually describes the results of the challenge pretty darn well. 🙂 They almost pull off… well, I won’t spoil you. But the collateral damage involved in just surviving the fallout probably will be Epic Fail.

      …Possibly Godzilla Facepalm level. I know Captain Sherman is facepalming. Because what. What even. How did you four – scratch that, I don’t want to know, knowing you bribed something with a library card and mocha latte is bad enough….


      1. Anything that can be bribed with a library card is at least semi-okay in my book. Gives me hope for … well, ‘humanity’ probably isn’t precisely accurate, but then I’m of the opinion that it’s mostly a state of mind.

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  1. I have to be honest, saying folklore about Venus Flytraps brings to mind the gardinel, by Manly Wade Wellman. But I’m definitely looking forward to see what’s coming up. That and the only potion recipe I know of that includes them is a love potion…you’ve got to love what people come up with.

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    1. Let’s take a carnivorous plant, meant to entrap its prey, and put it in a love potion. This has Unfortunate Implications written all over it. On the other hand, Magic/Fantasy Bunnies, take note. Both of the fact and the implications.

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      1. Amusingly enough, the reason I saw for it was the, um, resemblance to a portion of female anatomy and the fact it’s considered a “female” plant.

        Associations by shape is a lot of mystical tradition, but yeah, love potions in general seem to bring out the worst in people.

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