Hello, my lovelies! *waves*
In case you didn’t know or realize – I have been in a crazy slump these days. I’ve had no motivation to really do anything and have kinda been feeling like a failure at life because of that. XD
But I’m finally overcoming that and have had some really productive days lately so I thought it was time for a writing updates post! 😀
A few days ago Emma and I decided we should start brainstorming book ideas for NaNoWriMo. It’s coming up quick, guys, and this time I want to be prepared – or more prepared than I was last year. I ended up hating the book I chose to write last year, so I wanted to give myself plenty of time to come up with something good. Thankfully, with help from glorious writing prompts on Pinterest, I’ve come up with a story that I am feeling REALLY excited to write! It’s about forbidden love, dragons, war, and waiting. It’ll be great. *angel face* I still need to finish up with my character worksheets, but um… It took me forever to do the first one so I wanted a break. #procrastinoratwork O_O
Today I really felt like WRITING. All the brainstorming the days before really got me motivated and I thought I was going to work on writing Chain Breaker, but then… Something happened and I suddenly found myself editing? I don’t know what happened there. XD
So as I was working on edits and changing things in my beloved story (and laughing out loud at my cringe worthy writing) I realized that this whole book just needs to be completely re-written. Over a year has passed since I first wrote it and it’s crazy, but my writing voice has changed and matured a lot since then, so it just didn’t sound like it was me that wrote it anymore. Plus there are just so many things that need fixing. Plot holes, character development, and the like (how is my character climbing down a cliff when he broke his hand like – the day before? Good grief. XD).
So I opened up a new Word Document and typed the delightful words “Chapter One.” And that set me off on the adventure of completely re-writing my precious book.
Originally, the first chapter had only 763 words. Now, today, I managed to re-write the first chapter with the same main stuff going on, but with more depth and detail to it and ended the chapter at 2,568 words. Whoa. O_O
I feel SO happy with my writing progress! Editing so far is going great – I feel satisfied and like it really is me writing it. And it’s just so cool to see how far I’ve come in a year.
And not to mention NaNo prep!! I’m going to try for the big 50K this year. I think this book has the potential to be that length, but we will see how that goes… ;D
Tell me! What’s going on in your writing life? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Have you started preparing yet?
YEAH PLOTTING IS GOING GREAT. I FEEL GREAT.
Awwww!!! Is okie!! You’ll be fine! XD
. #procrastinoratwork this is new two opposites joined as one word! do I see a t-shirt in the making?
What a Beautiful writer ;-)>
LOLOL! Oh, that is hilarious! I didn’t realize how funny that sounded – definitely needs to be a shirt!! XD
Awe, thanks, Papa! <3
i don’t know, I don’t really think I will. : if I did, I would start this new book, but everybody keeps telling me to actually finish the first draft of my old one, and I’m kind of stuck.
Does being productive count as re-reading most of the Harry potter series? because if so, than I’ve been VERY productive lately. 😛 XD
Most crazily, ~Olive
Ooh, that’s tough… Maybe you could just work on the new book during NaNo, then after go back to work on your other book and once you finish that draft you can work on your NaNo novel again? Just a suggestion. I know it can be hard to have 2 projects going at once. 😉
LOLOL! Sure! It can be… For a writer. Reading is very good for writers. *mischievous grin* XD
*remembers that NaNo is coming up*
*feels your panic* ITS SO CLOSE!!! O_O
Whoops. I didn’t help, did I? XD
I’m so glad that your writing is going well! It’s such a wonderful feeling to overhaul a manuscript and fix all the plot holes, lol. 😉
Thanks, Lizzy! I am, too. And it really is! I’m amazed at how much better it sounds already! XD