Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNo Has Begun!

And I love my plot. ;) Yeah, I was just having some weird pre-NaNo doubts about my plot. It's just that I know, logically, that this isn't my last NaNo but it is my last NaNo before college and I'm just worried that when I'm in college I'll be too busy to do NaNo so in a way this could be my last NaNo.....

Anyway! I love it. Really I do. :) So far I'm still with Psyche, it'll be a couple days before I'm with MMC ((He really needs a name...)) and it'll be the end of November before I'm with FMC. ((She really needs a name come to think of it...))

So, right now I'm on track with my word count, which is always easy to do at the beginning. I gotta cut this post short because I need to go practice piano and then my clarinet. Fun stuff, fun stuff...

1,677 words down. 48,323 words to go.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pre-NaNo Jitters

So. NaNo is about to start. My life has been more than hectic. It's my senior year, and band + AP classes + college applications + piano = no time to breathe. So, it should come as no surprise that I feel totally unprepared for this NaNo. Like, completely unprepared. Which I shouldn't feel, by the way. I have the whole book plotted out.

I just don't want to write that. Great timing, right? You see, the plot is one that I come up with over the summer. I tried to write it but without NaNo I basically can't write anything. But, I did flesh out all the plot.

Fast forward a couple of months. All of the sudden NaNo appears. Desperately I try to find a plot-- any plot-- and I come up with the dusty remnants of my failed summer attempts. It's the easy way out. After all, I already have the idea, the characters-- everything. ((Well, except for the very ending, I'm still not sure what I want to happen))

It's just for every other NaNo I've been excited. I've loved the plot. I thought it was amazing. I thought it was the one, that this was the year. ((Can you tell I'm a Cubs fan?)) But this year? Not so much. Yeah, I like the plot...but I don't know. I just don't want to commit. By the way here's the one sentence summary of the plot--

After witnessing the death of her entire family, one woman escapes into her mind-- into the false reality of a Greek myth-- and looses all touch with reality, including the one doctor that won't give up.

Hmph. I don't know. I just...don't know. I mean, I like it. Kind of. Sort of. *sigh* It's kind of a bad time to have second thoughts. Perhaps once I start writing I'll remember why I liked the plot in the first place.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Second week slump. During the first week.

So. Writing. Yeah. What I should be doing. Remember that shiny new plot idea I had? It was nice, and very shiny. Now, though, that I'm like six thousand words in, the shininess has worn off under the scrubbing I've been doing in an attempt to write.

I still like theory. It's just hard to make myself write when there are just so many other things that I could be doing-- summer provides a plethora of distractions. And just about anything seems more fun than writing. ;)

Besides, it seems as though FMC's plot line is not near long enough! I'm at six thousand and her father is about to go to the oracle. It seems like it won't be long enough...but I know when I start writing it'll end up be a lot longer than I think it will be.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Yup! That's right. I've written five thousands words so far in my Greek-myth-kind-of novel. :D Which is great. So far I've been following NaNo's daily word count and it's been working fairly well, until now. Right now I just can't right. Rather, I don't want to write. I don't know why, it's like I'm at this boulder in the story and I can't find a way past.

I guess the shiny factor has worn off. I love my character, I really do. She's showing me all these things about her personality that I didn't know. She's led the story in little turns that I never predicted-- and they've made everything smoother. Still!

I wrote next to nothing yesterday, perhaps today will be better.....

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nothing [A Poem]

You told me I was beautiful

I guess that meant nothing

You told me that you wanted to dance, out beneath the stars

I guess that meant nothing

You told me that you liked me

I guess that meant nothing

And then you told me nothing at all

I guess that meant something

And suddenly I wasn't beautiful

I guess that meant something

And suddenly you didn't want to dance

I guess that meant something

And suddenly you didn't like me

I guess that meant something

And suddenly you didn't want to talk to me

I guess that meant something

I know I'm supposed to move on and act like nothing ever happened.

But how can I?

Because while you did not like me

Guess what?

I liked you.

I guess that meant nothing.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pictures pictures everywhere...

and not a one of them is good.

Well that failed. I was trying to allude to the lines from some poem. "Water water everywhere and not a drop of it to drink." ...or something like that. I never was a poet.

Anyway! Right now I am searching for photos of my beloved MMC and FMC. My favorite writing software extraordinaire, PageFour ((just the trial version, but it has all the perks and no expiration! Check it out)) does not like pictures, however. I must trick it into thinking that they are just text. The result? It's locked up right now. -_-

That's the reason I'm writing, I guess. Waiting on it to either work or self-implode. Which ever comes first. I just realized today that I could start writing! I've been trying to iron everything. I'm still a little unsure about the ending. The beginning, however, I can do. The first couple of chapters are to be from FMC's POV in the Greek Myth. The Greek Myth I have chosen is the one of Cupid and Psyche. ((I'm thinking of naming my FMC some name that sounds for 'soul', as that's what Psyche stands for. Just for a bit of fun;))

The story starts off with Psyche being this very beautiful princess. Very beautiful. Men ignore Venus (aka Aphrodite) in favor of her. Which, of course, makes Venus rather mad. Anyway! In the beginning she is being admired. Not loved. Just admired. You see, there's a hitch. Yes, men think she is the most beautiful creature alive, but they don't love her. They are more than content to see her, and then run off and marry someone else.

At the beginning, I think, is going to be some admirer reciting a Shakespearean love poem to her. See, it's a hint. If any smart Shakespeare person is reading this they'll go 'wait! this Greek myth took place waaaaay before Shakespeare!' Which is true. You see, there's more to this story than just a Greek myth.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Just kidding? and I'm baaaaaaacccck!

In an effort to push myself to write more I have revisited my old writing blog. Ah, memories ;) Anyway! I tried to move to that website, but I didn't like it, even though it did offer some perks.

So. It seems that I am back here for now. I haven't written in a while! Wow. One whole NaNo has passed. O_O ((Which, right there, shows you how much a geek I am)) On a random side note, I hate it when people call themselves geeks as if it's the coolest thing to say, when they are obviously not a geek. Please. -_-

Anyway! I've been expanding a plot idea had recently. I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do with it. I don't want to wait till NaNo to do it...but I don't want to do it for JulNo. Perhaps I'll do my own modified JulNo-- with a smaller word count. Perhaps...

Anyway, it took me a while but I finally have a one sentence summary for my story. Have you noticed just how much a one sentence helps?? It gives direction to your novel, and clears away all the rubbish that surround the golden plot line. It forces you to really think "what is my novel about?" So, without further ado here is the summary:

--After witnessing the death of her entire family, one woman escapes into her mind-- and into the false reality of a Greek myth-- losing all touch with reality and the one doctor who is trying to bring her back.

That's the best I have so far. Even so, it doesn't paint a full picture. Eh. It's okay :) I'm really excited about the story, partly due to my love of Greek myths.

So! For right now c'est tout. Hopefully I'll go and flesh out my beloved plot idea a little bit more.

Au revoir :)