Monday, November 3, 2014

Nanowrimo 2014!!!

So here we are fellow writers! It's been three days into November and I can proudly say that I'm keeping up with my word goals. When the 1st came around the corner, I honestly had no idea how I was going to even start off my story. I had the general plot of what the first book was going to be like, I knew what was going to happen and what deep dark secret my vampires were hiding. I even know whats going to happen in the second book and even the third. Something that hasn't happened to me in a good 3 or 4 years now. It feels amazing to know whats going to happen, but I didn't have a clue how it was all going to happen.

So after work on Saturday, I grabbed my notebook and my friend and we headed off to Books A Million. It was a windy, freezing day here in Florida and we knew that it was the perfect weather to crap a cup of coffee and write. Of course the second we got there, I had go browse the bargain section.

I found these two beauties for $10!!! I was excited and ready to start my own story. After claiming a table for ourselves outside and happily sipping at our slight two hot gingerbread mocha's, I opened up my notebook and stared at that blank page wondering just how the heck I was going to start this.

Out of nowhere the words just came to me. They were choppy and not at all like the scenes I was seeing in my head, but I kept telling myself that it was only the first draft. I pushed myself to keep writing, cringing as the words were being written down. The story itself is going great, the sentence structures not so much. After everything though I was completely pleased with what I wrote.

Four hours later, my friend was a jittery mess from the caffeine and I was slowly falling asleep. I drove us home and quickly pulled out my laptop to type what I had gotten so far. I made my word goal and managed to fix somethings as I typed. That's why I prefer writing in notebooks and then transferring to my laptop. I can fix so many things that I hadn't thought off when I was writing it the first time. Still I fight off the urge to go back and fix things.

I still haven't quite found a title for my story. Nothing seems to fit it. I'm hoping the more I write, the more I get closer to snagging up the title. I haven't even gotten a synopsis of it. I haven't had the time to write one down.

But here we are. 3 days in with a little over 5000 words. I don't think I've written this much in a while. At least something that wasn't a short story. For thanksgiving week I'm heading up to New York to take in the sights, and I know its going to be hard to write when I'm going to be so busy. I want to meet the 50,000 word goal and then some.

I have this plan that after I finish with this book, I'm going to re-write it on notebook, then fix the kinks and add or change things. I bought myself a pretty notebook with amazing pages that just sitting on my desk, watching me and waiting for me to write in it.

I'm not entirely sure what I'll do when I finish the story. I really would like to share it with the rest of the world, but who knows. I guess we'll just see.