I finished the rough draft of Genesis on the 28th of November as part of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). The final word count was 41,000 which makes it a novel in accordance with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I plan on revising Genesis next year or while adapting it to a script during one of my classes so stay tuned for updates.
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I love this quote and it helped me with pushing through my fourth novel, Genesis. One of the roadblocks that stop me from completing novels, scripts, etc is that I want them to be as close to perfect as possible. I know, logically, that even masters don’t get it right the first time which is why they complete thumbnails and rough drafts. This quote helps remind me that I need to start with something in order to polish it and grow.
Starting Nanowrimo 2019 off right with chapter 3 of Genesis which will be the first book of my Angel Protocol series. I clocked in with 1, 841 words which is 91 words over my word count goal of 1,750.
Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez
Crowd booing Cain, pops for Brock? Cain is a striker, Lesnar s more a grappler. Cain kicks to the midsection and goes for the knockout. Brock puts Kimora on and wins by submission. He refuses to let go, Mysterio uses a chair and slings him out the ring. 10 years since his loss to Cain. Continues to hit chair shot. F-5 to Cain. Mysterio unleashed chair shots to Lesnar who retreats.
Promos from the Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Revival and Raw Tag Team Champions, The Viking Raiders.
Tag Team Turmoil. A gauntlet match.
Roode and Zigler (who won the last one on Raw) vs the Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Dorado). Dorado with Lucha libra hits a stunner. Tag to Metalik tag team offense on Roode. Near fall. Back and forth with Roode and Zigle cutting off the ring. Hot tag to Metalik who launches offense on Roode. These is awesome changes. Roode distracts ref as Zigle hits superkick and then Glorius DDT for the win.
Ryder and Hawkins come to the ring. Ryder hits rough rider on Zigler. Former tag team champions hit a double team move Zigle super kicks Hawkins and then Ryder. Roode holds Ryder for the Zig Zag. Roode wins.
Heavy machinery arrives. Roode and Zigler cut Tucker off for a while until a hot tag to Otis. In short order, they hit the trash compactor to eliminate Roode and Zigler.
New Day comes out and announcers talk about how Kofi is frustrated. Naiver Woods is recovering from surgery. Big E and Tucker go back and forth. Both tag in Otis and Kofi. Otis goes for the caterpillar for a near fall. Kofi counters double team and hits Trouble in Paradise. Tags in Big E who is duplexed by Tucker. Big E tags Kofi and they hit midnight hour to eliminate Heavy Machinery.
B-Team (bo Dallas and Curtis Axel former champions, come down. Curtis and Bo work over Big E. Big E hit finisher to eliminate Axel.
The Revival. Dawson and Wilder single out Kofi. New Day goes back and forth, but New Day defeats Revival. After their loss, they attacked the New Day.
The OC runs out after the attack. Kofi fights out of the magic killer. Big E is back on the apron. The OC hits the magic killer to eliminate New Day.
The Viking Raiders walk to the ring. During the last turmoil match, both teams were disqualified. The match was long enough, but the OC hits magic killer to win the match becoming “The Best in the World” and one can assume that they will now have a shot at the Raw tag team championships.salt
Monsoon vs Cesaro. Match was entertaining as Moonsoor was over being from Saudi. The match went about 10 minutes with many near falls for Monsoor. Cesaro counters most of the high flying offense. Monsoor hit a moonsault for the upset victory and cut a promo after the match.
Tyson Fury vs Braun Strowman, the match moved very slow as expected from heavyweights. Tyson did some wrestling moves. Braun hit his signature moves. Tyson knockouts Braun and wins by count-out.
AJ Styles defeated Humberto in a rematch from Raw. Styles was aggressive and there was plenty of near falls for Humberto. Humberto tweaked his leg and AJ tried to win by submission when he applied the calf crusher. Humberto reached the ropes and they went back and forth. Aj then hit the phenomenal forearm to win the match.
Natalya and Lacey will put on the first women’s match in Saudi. Natalya and Lacey both receive pops. The crowd looks really happy. Both women keep smiling in the match. Emotion must be overwhelming..The match receives awesome chants from crowd, but the match is slow. Lacey counters sharpshooter and then sent to outside. Springboard dropkick to down Natalya from outside to inside the ring. The match started to pick up once Lacey went into character. Natalya wins by sharpshooter. Afterward, both women embrace and cry in the ring. Fans were really supportive and appreciative.
Team Hogan (Rusev, Ali, Shorty G, Roman Reigns, and Ricochet) and Team Flair (Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura).
The crowd really pop for Nakamura, Orton, and Flair. They also pop for Hogan, Rusev, and Reigns. Heels work over Ali for a bit until he is able to tag Ricochet. Crowd chants NXT. The heels kept the referee distracted and tag Oron in. Ricochet makes a hot tag to Reigns who comes in and takes down Team Flair. Drive-by to Orton and Lashley. Reigns hit an immortal leg drop on Corbin. Randy tags in and Reigns counters RKO with a superman punch. Everyone hits their finishers. Heels gang up on Reigns, but Rusev comes in and cleans house until he gets his hands on Lashly. Reigns superman punches Lashley and launches himself over the top onto Team Flair. Reigns pulled Orton into the ring and he counters with a kick into an RKO, but Reigns kicks out. Crowd chants for another RKO. He sets up for a punt. Faces take out Team flair as Reigns hits a spear on Orton for the win.
Universal Champion Seth Rollins and The Fiend Bray Wyatt had their rematch and again The Fiend no seller Rollins’ finishers. Rollins hit The Fiend with the sledgehammer twice, but The Fiend wouldn’t stay down. The fight went to the entrance ramp where The Fiend fell into a pit and was electrocuted. The Fiend emerged to put the radicle claw and sister Abigail to win the Universal championship.
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Last night altercation between Philadelphia 76ears Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl Anthony-Towns has led to both of them being suspended for their scuffle.
Embiid and Towns have been talking trash to one another for years on Twitter. Last night Embiid and Towns were caught together after a play and Towns took offense to Embiid’s hold. The two brawled to the ground before teammates and other officials broke them up. Towns, visibly angry, was escorted back to the bench while Embiid joked with teammates.
Both players will be suspended for two games.
There are so many stories that surround this year’s World Series. For Washington, it’s their first World Series. They are also the first road team to win each road game. During the offseason, one of their franchise players, Bryce Harper, decided to leave and signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Houston Astros going for their second World Series in three years. They also finished as the top-seeded team in the league. Again, stories all around.
The most important story, though, has to be winning their first. They took the first two games in Houston. Houston fired back by winning three games in Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park. With a 3-2 lead, Houston looked poised to take home their second World Series title in their third appearance. The Nationals wouldn’t let that happen.
The Nationals, complete underdogs in this match, came back to Minute-Maid Park in Houston to win game six with a score of 7-2 to tie the series. Then last night, they won 6-2. Keeping the scoring three runs in the seventh inning, one in the eighth inning, and two runs at the top of the ninth.
The Nationals, whose season was 12 games below .500, became the second team to do so after the 1914 Braves. They were the unlikely underdogs heading into the playoffs. They fought their way to the championship and gave it their all to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy for the first time in their 51 year history.