Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vol 94

The lack of post this month will be blamed on November being Nanowrimo.
As mentioned in the previous post, the goal was to write a 50K word story in 30 days.

In the beginning, it started out fun.
It was pressure, but nice, easy, fun pressure to write daily.
I would come home from school, do homework, and at night start my chapter for the day.
I would stick with the plan without fail.
One chapter a day.

Around day 10, I became to busy with school work and wasn't able to type anything for two days.
That didn't bother me too much. because between days 12-15, I shot up 13K words.
That's a lot, right?
I was way over my total word count goal for those days.

But when day 16 came, I was so ready for this thing to be over.
It became annoying.
I wanted to strangle my characters.
Those little gits have a will of their own and liked to change things on me.

I didn't write a single thing for four days.
I would come home, nap, do homework, and then prepare myself to write but never did.
I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
It wasn't so fun anymore.
I kept wishing it was over.
No more.
But I'm the kind of person who completes the goal I set for myself.
So, I drudged on.

Days 24 and 25, I was below the total number of words I should have had.
Sucked big time.
And by then I was really wishing it was over.
But I had 10K more words to type.
So between the 26th and 27th of November, I would stay up and write 5 thousand words a night.
I verified my word count last night and the "WINNER" badge flashed.
My goal was complete.
I no longer have to type this damn, wretched story.
Or so I thought...

Yes, the 50K word goal was complete, submitting 51K words.
But that was only the first part of the novel.
I still have an entire second part to right to finish this book.
Then there's book 2.
I'm actually looking for to book 2.
I can't wait to write that one.
I was so excited, thinking I was finished with book 1.
Until I realized...this story isn't complete.
Too many unanswered questions.
Still stuff they have to do before I can even think about writing book 2.
Which I won't for some months.
Now that the goal is met, I'm putting this aside for a month.
I'll come back to it in January.
Hopefully by then, I won't ate it as much anymore.

Hopefully Naila won't hate it as much anymore either.
I bothered her with every single detail about this story for the entire month.
As I wrote, I was IM'ing her about what was going on.
She was a great person to talk to because she would ask questions and point out other things I missed.
That didn't mean she didn't hate hearing about it.
And it also annoyed me, how much I was talking about it.
Once upon a time, our conversations were dominated by ponies and rainbows.
Marshmallow clouds and sugar pops.
DBSK and BB.
Now it's also Nick and Aya.
Rosalind. Jase. Alexandra. Tafni. Davies. Finley. Devrin.
Zoe and Kat weren't so bad.
I liked those two.
Marlie as well.
But still...
So I decided to Acknowledge her in this novel in two ways.
One way is in the Acknowledgment section.
The other way is by naming a character after her...slightly.
Just the last name.
Tafni has her last night.

Mah! I'm going to wrap up this nanowrimo blog entry now.
I don't even want to see the word Nanowrimo for another year.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vol 93

Trice thinks I'm silly for wearing this hat.
Here's what I have to say to you Trice:
What's new pussy cat? Whooaaa whooaaaa!

Yeah, that made no sense at all.
But who cares.
I like that hat.

Anyway, it's day..., well because it's after midnight, it's day 9 of nanowrimo.
I'm about where I need be as far as word count goes, but not where I should be.
Nanowrimo's goal is only 50k words, while the story I'm writing will technically be twice as long.
But I'm on chapter 10.
I write a chapter a day.
I had some trouble with chapters 6 and 7, but 8 and 9 were simpler.
Now I'm coming to the tricky part.
The character has to convince another to tell the truth, and I have to introduce the bad guys.
Once this nanowrimo is over and my story is complete I have some majooooorrr editing to do.
There are times when only the dialogue comes to me, so I'll write that and skip all description and narration.

Oh yeah, when I went to New York last weekend, I went to karaoke.
I always go karaoke, but never singing for real.
I did last time, or was gonna, but the lyrics on the screen were wrong and it messed me all up.
So, not epik fail but still fail.
When I go back in December, I have to redeem myself.
And I finally choose the song.
Same artist, which means I have to do lots of practicing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vol 92

It's November.
That means it's Nanowrimo time.
I didn't participate last year, but I am this year.
It's pressure.
Good pressure.
Fun pressure.
I have to rant to my friend about what I'm writing.
It helps me organize my thoughts, and she'll point out stuff that is unclear.

But anywoo....
I'm starving right now.
And late for class once again.
It's raining, and I left my umbrella in school a week ago.
Guess I need to get up and go by another one before I end up late for my other class.

Oh, an apparently I'm going out tomorrow.
That's news to me.
No one told me I had plans for tomorrow.
I planned to sleep in and eat all day.
Wash my hair and all that jazz.
Well I have news for them....

Bye Bye!

P.S: Like the picture? I acted as a model for my friend while in New York last week.
It was a random last minute thing.
I hate pictures, but she says I'm a good model.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vol 91

I've waited a very, very, very long time for this book.
It comes out today.
I finished it yesterday.
Oh, the wonders of preordering.

Now that I've read it, I can say with certainty that I think I am more Mercy than Indigo.
Which is strange in and of itself in a way, but that's what I truly think.

I would have liked more of a plot to this book, more psy-action, more of the war.
The Indigo/Drew action was wonderful.
He is such a sneaker charmer.
The Hawke coming to a realization....or more like Hawke knowing what he needs to do with a certain no-longer-redhead was GREAT.
Especially when she shut him down by saying she didn't come back for him.
-le sigh- Go Sienna.

But with the last scene, I have a feeling book 10 will have more psy-war-action.
I can't wait.
Especially since this is the book I've been waiting for since I first picked up the series.
Lucky for me I got into it very late.

Now I need to sleep because I need to wake up in 5 hours for class.