Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Almost Here

Nanowrimo is 11 days away you guys! For the past couple years that I've known about Nanowrimo, I've always said that I was going to participate. I would come up with some sort of idea and keep daydreaming about it for the entire month of October. When November came, I started writing and by the second day I was stuck and no longer really motivated to write anything. It's just something horrible that always happens to me. This year I refuse to let it happen again.

If any of you are participating this year, add me as a buddy and hopefully we can do this together. I'm super excited for it. As most of you know, I have recently been hanging out with friend and starting planning out my story. Something that I for see going on to three books, but I'm still working out the kinks. I have the entire plot lines for the second and third book, but still am iffy on the first. Again my brain likes to do thing backwards apparently. So far the way everything is playing out, my world is going to be about witches, humans, and vampires. My entire plot line is based off of these three species, but still I crave to have the entire supernatural community thrown in there at some point, but I really wouldn't know what to do with all of them.

I have most of my main characters and I have their back stories as well. I'm still adding new people here and there that all play some type of important role in the whole thing. I just really need to figure out more about my first book. I know the ending and I know the whole climax of it, but what I don't know is how the story get's there and it's just so frustrating. 

Luckily for the first time, I'm not struggling with the dreaded question of what point of view this story is going to be told in. It mostly focuses on my main characters Katia and Sonya, but there are chapters that follow around other characters as well, even though they aren't very insightful as to whats really happening. They show you what is happening with these other characters, but not what they are thinking or what they really know. I want it to be mysterious and lead up to a  surprising climax.

I'm suffering with finding a title for it though. Everything I try to think of either sounds way to cliche or sounds better as a chapter title instead of a book title.

There's still a lot that I have to work out about my story and I'm hoping to fix a lot of it in the next 11 days, but if not, I keep reminding myself that this would only be a first draft. I think that's why in the previous years I've never been able to participate in Nanowrimo or even get past the couple pages of a story. I always re-read and go back and fix things instead of marching forward. There's only ever been one story that I've written that I got super far into and I'm still completely in love with it. I have it hidden away somewhere and I know that at some point I'm going to dig it out and start it again.


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