Finally managed to get some writing done tonight. Not a lot of production, only about four or five hundred words. Considering my production for the days prior to this added up to absolutely no words at all...I'll take it.
I was working on one of the side projects, "The Fault Lies Not". It's now up to 6,849 words. I'm not sure how long it'll turn out to be but I do know it won't be novel length.
Since I was working on her story, here's the outline for Special Agent Lin Sillo of EarthGov Security:
Name: Lin Sillo
Age: 31 (as of 19 August 2585)
Date of Birth: 10 November 2554
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South African States
Citizenship: Lin is a citizen of Earth
Legal Status: No criminal record
Relatives: Alain Sillo (father), Katrine Sillo (mother), Meghan Sillo (sister), unnamed grandmother (deceased)
Height: 5'11" (180.34 cm)
Weight: 147 lbs (66.68 k)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Intelligence: Above average
Strength: Above average
Speed: Above average
Stamina: Above average
Durability: Above average
Agility: Above average
Reflexes: Above average
Profession/Rank (Current): Government security agent, adventurer
Profession/Rank (Former): None
Current Alias: Arwen
Former Alias: None
Personal Weaponry: Wilker RP60 Phased Plasma Weapon; M206 Stealth Surveillance Suit; various others as needed
Usual Base of Operations: EarthGov Security, a division of EarthGov, Madrid, Spain
Friends/Allies/Confidants: Vincent DeBurg, Jedna, Anastasia Krestyanova
Skills: Lin is a master of several martial arts as well as an expert marksman
Special Abilities: Lin has an extremely accurate time sense. As long as she checks local time upon arrival, she can accurately tell time without using a watch. She also has what her late grandmother referred to as a "bump" for directions. Possibly because she is more sensitive to local magnetic fields, Lin cannot get lost and can find her way from most anywhere without a map.
Source of Special Abilities: Unknown
Lin's an interesting character. I had originally created her for a novel that never seemed to go anywhere. So I changed her background a little (and changed her appearance a lot) and started writing her own story. She does have another story after this one.