It’s February 8th, 2015. It is time for the Week Five update!
Days 32 through 38 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.
Stats for Days 32 to 38:
Day 32 – 1019 words
Day 33 – 1264 words
Day 34 – 1068 words
Day 35 – 1084 words
Day 36 – 1089 words
Day 37 – 1153 words
Day 38 – 1101 words
Total count for the year thus far is 55,623 words. Average daily word count is 1,463 words. The novel I’m working on is at 53,868 words. Based on my projections for the story, it is 26% finished.
Last week I talked about the proximity power in Gridfall, so this week let’s do a Faction Profile!
With the grid going down and a time of chaos and rioting, things eventually settled down. With very few people who have any knowledge of how older technology works, or even how the most basic survival is accomplished, a few rival Factions sprang up in the aftermath of the fall of the grid and the associated social, political, and economic collapse.
The Rebuilders are the Faction to which main characters Nella and Kurt hitch their own wagons to. The Rebuilders are a tight assembly of 12 disciplines that have been agreed upon as necessary to basic survival and rebuilding of society. There is a Master of each discipline, one or several Apprentices to each Master, and a town has sprung up around this assemblage to protect and support those who have the knowledge and skill to bring them out of this dark age they’ve found themselves in.
The 12 Disciplines of the Rebuilders are as follows:
The Disciplines are responsible for rebuilding society. You’ll notice that I have four made-up words in there (Constructionist, Gridder, Medicist, and Militarist) and that was just a design choice to keep the Disciplines as basic-sounding as possible.
All 12 Disciplines are rather important in the grand scheme, but in the terms of the story being told, the Blacksmith, the Constructionist, the Entertainer, the Gridder, the Medicist, the Militarist, and the Tailor will be the focused disciplines.
Next week I’ll talk about one of the other factions!
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