Friday, 23 November 2007

Red Chief's Ransom and Nothing to Say

Tonight I sat down with my husband and watched "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry. The story is about two thieves who kidnap a young boy hoping to get a ransom out of his father. Of course, their plans don't quite work out, and the job ends up being much harder than they bargained for. I remember reading this short in a junior high English class and loving the twist at the end.

We also attended our ward party this evening where we ate too much food and enjoyed visiting with our ward family. My family also had to perform Silent Night program (which I don't mind except it meant I couldn't sneak out early to catch up on my word count for NaNo because we were almost the last number).

Speaking of NaNo, I am up to 31,739 today. So my word count for today ended up being 2618. I am much further behind than I should be, but the story is really starting to flow and I am getting more words faster. I don't know if I will make the 50,000 words this year and I'm beginning to think the whole short story thing is much easier.

So this is ending up being a post about almost nothing, because I still don't feel that great, I'm tired and I'm going to bed. But I'm still keeping up with NaBloPoMO. And go read O. Henry's short story when you have a minute - it always gives me a good laugh.


Mandi said...

You must have worked hard this week - your word count has doubled

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Trying anyway. I'm going to have to put in some all-nighters if I'm going to finish.

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