Why can't every day be this productive?

2,114 words written on the outline to The Terassic Cycle. Doing that was fun; I did some interesting research into the Black Death and into the causes of the First World War. Lots of threads in this story, and I’m still working on how to tie them all together, but I’m optimistic.

And I’ve finally begun the rewrite to “Hollow”. About 500 words written on that today.

Nothing written on The Road to Gilead, though.

Linguistic expertise sought

If anyone out there happens to know any Arabic contemporary to the late 15th century, I’m looking for a word that would mean a monstrous flesh-eating creature. The best I’ve found so far is al-Ghûl, but I’m not sure that’s exactly what I’m looking for.