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Stories and ideas for my novel for NaNoWriMo 2018.
Oriole is withdrawn. People think he's just shy but his only friends are the birds and the beasts. He decides to end it all but fails. "She" intervenes sending him on a vacation... or so he thinks. Each day his story continues where it left off... but in a different city. After a month he returns home a different person.

1. "She" is the unnamed protagonist while Oriole is the main character... getting in his own way.
2. Oriole, like the bird, like the baseball team. In many ways a "loser", depressed, withdrawn, who will overcome in the end.
3. There will be thirty chapters that propel the story forward. I intend these to be short. A novelette in total.
4. While Oriole is going forward with his own "story" the setting will change. Like playing out your life on stage in front of a friend's slide-show of all their vacation trips. Theme could repeat in different settings... but perhaps sub-themes to keep it from becoming boring. Setting can be defined by food, weather, culture.
5. Goal is 30,000 words. Travels may affect the progress and which day it'll be ready.

Word count:
By October 31st: 3,035
November 1st: 691 (in blue book, BB p 1-2)
November 2nd: 473 (BB 3-4), 241 (BB 4-5), 119 (BB 5), 188 (BB 5-6), 276 (BB 6-7), 445 (BB 7-8) = 5,468
November 3rd: 616 (BB 8-10), 441 (blog, 'Interview of She"), 290 (BB10-11) = 6815
November 4th: 439 (BB11-13), 202 (BB13), 69 (BB14), 105 (BB14), 484 (BB14-16), 161 (BB16 and on-line) = 8275
November 5th: 590 (BB16-18) = 8865
November 6th: 360 (on-line) =9225
November 7th: 153 (on-line revision), 97 (BB19), 183 (BB(19), 192 (BB19-20), 161 (BB20) = 10011
November 8th: 281 (BB21), 372 (BB22), 170+170 (BB23), 204+119 (BB24), 200+152 (BB25), 124+189 (BB26) = 11992
Total: 11992

Structure:

First Part
30 Days
o, TENTATIVE LIST:
1. on a plane to somewhere
2. Arequipa PERU
3. ALGERIA or TUNISIA
4. Yamadera, Japan
5 LITHUANIA
6. KIRIBATI
7. Dakar, Senegal.
8. São Paolo, BRASIL
9. SWEDEN
10. Bangalore, INDIA
11. SERBIA
12. DENMARK
13. AUSTRALIA, Wangi Wangi
14. Arctic Svalbard
15. PHILIPPINES
16. LUXEMBOURG
17. Istanbul, TURKEY
18. Teresita, OKLAHOMA
19. BURKINA FASO
20. ENGLAND
21. TAIWAN
22. ITALY
23. Cape Town, South Africa
24. CHILE
25. ROMANIA
26. Caribbean cruise
27. IRAN
28. KENYA
29. NORWAY
30. COSTA RICA

Second Part
Prologue/Epilogue

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