Thursday, November 06, 2014

NaNoWriMo Day6

This will be a shorter update.

I have written 1,113 words today in 30 minutes.

I have not yet reached today’s 10,000 words. Reason being I’ve spent the last few days browsing and doing mental planning for our new house. Today we go floor hunting! In any case, I’ve only gotten 30 minutes of concentration each day which means I am getting behind by about 700 words each day, which I will need to recover.

I have written the disaster scene and now on to the “New World!” stage of plotting… kind of. This part was not planned, but it made sense to give in some transition and add some extra characters to my short short list. Now, it does mean I have to do some quick character brainstorming to which I have no time to do, hurray!

I am rocking this NaNoWriMo!

Monday, November 03, 2014

NaNoWriMo Day 3

imageAs you probably noticed by the lack of a “day 2” entry, yesterday I did not wrote anything. We had an awesome team day! And since I am off these 2 next days, I was not worry of falling behind. Tomorrow I will try again at a minimum of 3,000 words. Today, however, I accomplished 2,651 words. They were quite the struggle as I attempted to put into words the transition of my character from toddler into a teenager. Adding to it the hideous first menstruation and trying to research how the hell did women managed back in ancient times. (It’s a foggy subject with the repetitive use of the words ‘God’ and ‘sin’.) Though my novel is not exactly fully set in our real historical times, it is based at the moment in a fantasy medieval era, mind you. I’m not trying to be historically accurate, just tool and knowledge-wise accurate.

I have to say it is going pretty well and I am managing better than I expected to incorporate the elements of the other realms into it even though the actual action in those realms is a book away. The hard part is to write about the character from a “I'm growing up but not quite yet there” perspective. And the fact that right now I have them isolated from humanity, makes it a bit boring and challenging to write as NOT boring. Which is actually going awesome. I can’t wait until I get to the part where she meets others and start to struggle with her identity. As you noticed I have a temporary title and cover, just to give it some feel.

See? Writing stories is fun! NaNoWriMo IS fun! And whoever says otherwise, get a hobby and stop reading about things you don’t care about. Let us enjoy our FUN. ;p

Saturday, November 01, 2014

NaNoWriMo Day 1

1-11 Day one success. It was kind of challenging to start since I’ve known this story for like… 4 years. And rewriting scenes again from scratch can seem a bit boring, but I have to. Specially if they are key scenes and important opening. Today I wrote though I was not expecting to. I forgot I have an evening shift, which means getting up early to write. I set up my quiet keyboard and type softly with four 15 minutes sprints intervals so as not to wake up my boyfriend.

The scene was the opening scene. The main character is just a toddler right now and clueless of her situation. So her grandmother is the main character for now. It’s hard to keep my character as a three year old while I know how is she grown up. At least is fun to give hints of her personality and how it will develop in the future.