- Matsumoto sacs himself
- They run
- More demons follow
- Hayashi tells Himeya and Reika to go back.
- The medicine is the most important thing and she throws her backpack at Hayashi and tells them to run, while she faces the demons with a crowbar. (I really like this image…she goes through a lot of internal thought to justify why she’s doing this, but mostly I think she’s sick and tired of running away and she’s ready to face her destiny. She has been given this power and she doesn’t want to squander it and she doesn’t want Matsumoto’s sacrifice to be in vain.)
- There were a group of seven demons, three of which Matsumoto managed to put down, so now it’s four against one, but she is stronger, only she doesn’t know how to fight, so she takes down two, but the other two overpower her.
Yesterday, the words came a little easier, although it’s always super hard to get the first 100 words for the day. Kind of like jumping straight into a workout without doing some warmups first, hah. Speaking of which, I think beginning tomorrow they’ll start opening the gym at 6, so that’s something to look forward to. I don’t really want to go outside for a walk because it’s been freezing out there. So the gym opening is good for me. I really do think drinking the shake for breakfast is probably responsible for my weight loss. A few weeks ago, my weight was at 115 (holy Christ), but yesterday it was around 110-111, so that’s good.
Today, I’m going to do 2 sessions of Write or Die, at 2k for 1hr. I did 1k at around 15 minutes, so I’m pretty sure I can get down that much. So yeah, 2 sessions, 1 each of THE BEAST QUEEN and EVOLUTION. I’ve got maybe 7 more chapters of EVOLUTION to go. I’m in that last 30% of the book and my word count right now is 50k. My estimated word count was set at 70k but now that I check out my chapter beats, I think it’s more realistically…actually, never mind, looks like 70k might be a good place to set my estimate at. So 20k left, that’s not too much. I just might be able to get to HIS UNTIL DAWN (THD #3) by this month, which would be great. Dave is coming back tomorrow from Taiwan, so I’ll probably write in the morning and then clean the house a bit. Today, hopefully I’ll get the small table so I can write comfortably in the living room.
Checked my FB this morning while I was waking up and making a promise to myself that I won’t check it until tonight. In about an hour, I’m going to make lunch, which will be kungpao chicken. I think, in order for me to eat at home, I have to find recipes that make me excited to make/eat them. Beginning this semester, I’m going to try to pack Dave’s lunches for him. Seems the least I can do, considering how hard he works and how not…hard I work. Hope to change that, but we’ll see.
So yeah, one one-hour session of WoD and then lunch time. Honestly, it won’t take me 1 hr to write 2k, so it’ll probably be less than an hour. I’m going to fill up my coffee cup again and then get writing.
Today, as far as EVOLUTION goes, I’m going to be writing the big scene where Reika has to kill to save herself and those she loves. It’s the part where they get caught by the demons and Matsumoto sacs himself so that Hayashi can take Reika and Himeya back to the free house. After this, there’s another incident where Reika sees demons terrorizing humans and in the outline, I have it as Reika getting sick of seeing people get hurt, so she intervenes, mostly because maybe she feels guilty about letting Matsumoto handle the demons by himself? But why would she put herself in that kind of position when Matsumoto sac’ed himself so that the medicine can get to the people who need it? That’s just selfish and stupid. I think the most realistic Reika would do is…maybe she would give the bags to Himeya and Hayashi and take on the demons herself. But would Himeya let her do it? Also, if it’s just her, why is she confident enough to take on demons when she has zero fighting experience? I really have to think about this. Or maybe I can just write this out.
So…Matsumoto sacs himself and this is where Reika starts to see people giving up their lives for the better good and she feels even shittier about refusing responsibility, even though she is technically the Queen of the demons in Tokyo, because she killed Yuriko. There are demons who are dying because there is no clear chain of command? The Chiba and Saitama demons are looking for her because if she falls, then so does everyone else and there will be no more resistance?
Right, so after Matsumoto sacs himself…what if some more demons give chase? Hayashi tries to sac himself, but he’s a human and Himeya is needed to help heal people, so maybe this time Reika sacs herself, in order to give them time?
So she sacs herself and they try to kill her, but then someone recognizes her and they drag her to see the Chiba leader who has a bounty on her? In route, they themselves get taken out by Ren and Sera and they take Reika back to the safe zone where it is a disaster and Himeya is dead? Or maybe she gets there in time to see Himeya die and Himeya gives her the ribbon and tells her that she believes in Reika?
Yeah…I think that could work. I’m still a little iffy about the whole Ren and Sera rescuing Reika…but maybe they cover her head with a jacket or something? I don’t know, meh.
Okay, I think I know what I’m going to write.
And then the chapter should end here.
Yeah, that looks good. Okay, now if I could just squeeze out the first 100 words, the other 1.9k should be okay, looool.
Okay, 2k written in about 30 mins. Had to take a break halfway through to use the restroom since all I’ve been doing since 8AM is drinking lots of stuff, breakfast shake and coffee. My wrists hurt now. I don’t think I’m using them in a good way, since there’s no place to support my wrists when I’m typing.
But hey, I reached 2k, woohoo. Now I just need to hit another 2k for THE BEAST QUEEN which should take another half hour. I really need to look at getting back into dictating. I’m not sure if I can keep this up.
Now, if you will excuse me, it’s time for lunch.