Friday 30 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 30

Oh, yeah, it's my birthday, oh yeah, I won (but it's not my birthday)! I won NaNoWriMo. My novel isn't finished just yet (I am doing my usual thing of procrastinating right now, even though I'm totally excited and hyped up), but I've got 45000 words! I didn't think I could do it, but I have. Hurrah!
 Not much more I can say about it, is there?
 If you wanna read my novel, you're gonna have to wait until it's a) written and b) edited, but when it's done I might let you have a little peek at it. Maybe.
Got your own NaNo accomplishments you wanna share with the world? Feel happy to post it in the comments, I would love to know how you guys have done.
WriMo out!

Friday 23 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 23

I know, I can't believe it either. One week left. One. Week.
 Of course it's not going well, what are you actually expecting?

 It's not been too bad this week, actually. I'm not getting much done today, probably 'cause the Mocks of Doom have made me all tiredified (you can use my new word as proof), but the rest of my week was good. I'll tell you my secret: reading. I know, that's what everyone says, but it really worked. I was reading Book 7 of the Weather Wardens series (check it in the list!) and it was the best book ever -- the good guys weren't going to win. They honestly didn't seem to have a chance and that made me look at my novel in a whole new way and I was suddenly bursting with words to write. Hurrah!
So, yeah. I will hopefully catch up on my word count tommorow. Oh, and my sleep.

Wrimo out!

Friday 16 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 16

Yes, we're over halfway through now. Um, hurray? I don't know. Today seems to be my personal 'I want to kill just about anyone and everything that distracts or talks to me but will not move away from annoying distractions' day. Basically, I'm in a bad mood.
 So, for those of you who are riveted by my school life, I will be in an even worse mood next week, as I have mock exams in just about every subject. Yeah. They told us yesterday.
Bad mood.

But back to this week of NaNo. It's been alright, I suppose, though it's still been a very write-for-the-word-count kind of deal. I've kept up to my word count, just about, but that's all I can really say. Even when I've had a giant plot idea, which would usually make me go 'yayyayyayyayexcitingyay' was like, 'meh, now how do I get it into motion'.
 I think I'm depressed.

However, I shall persevere. I will find myself at the end of November with a good word count and a finished novel, I promise.

WriMo out!

Sunday 11 November 2012

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Yes, 18 days after its release, book 2 in the Mara Dyer trilogy came in the post! Yes! Then I read it in about six hours. Damn.
 Mara's family are even more worried about her mental health, but that's not Mara's biggest problem. Or at least, she doesn't think it is. That's before she's a prisoner in her own home, a home that is no longer safe. At least she still has Noah...

Friday 9 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 9

So, we're officially into the second week, and this post is my first full-week one. Hurrah!
 In case you were wondering, the troubles I spoke about on day 2 went away almost as soon as I'd finished writing the blog post, and I got all inspired, which was good. So were the next couple of days. They were cool.
 And then, unfortunately, school started back up, and it was all rainy and miserable outside, and I got all uninspired for Monday's words. Then on Tuesday, I just didn't have the time to meet my word count, since I went to the Ilkley Grammar 6th Form open evening.
 Wednesday was the day before my firt maths exam, yay, so I was trying to ignore NaNo so I could revise. Obviously, that didn't happen, since I hate maths revision, but I was also all PMT'd (sorry for those of you will delicate sensibilities) so I didn't feel very much like writing. I think I hit my word count, though. Maybe.
 Thursday was bad. Not only were Ofsted in, not only did I have a (not too bad) Maths exam, but, unfortunately, we all found out about something terrible, which I must warn you is actually a bit off topic: a boy in our year, in our classes, at school, had been jumped by some Greenheaders, not far away from school. I don't think anybody felt very good or safe on the way home. It's cast a pall over all of us, but, thankfully, the guy (whose name I won't disclose for privacy from the big wide world) is out of hospital (yes, hospital) and feeling better.
 As is becoming a habit, I don't imagine I quite hit my word count yesterday.
 Today I'm not feeling the vibes either, but hopefully, having a bit of a break and a think through the medium of this post will have helped. Hopefully. Anyway, see you next week; let's hope things are looking up!

WriMo out!

Friday 2 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 2

Hey, everybody! I'm doing NaNoWriMo YWP this year. 45000 words. Yes, you heard me. And, as if I didn't have enough to do, I've decided to let you creeps into my writing world once a week. I'm gonna post these little updates on my home page and also on their own little dedicated page. Just in case anybody was super-curious as to how I'm doing.
Okay, it's procratination. If procrastination was an Olympic sport, I wouldn't even have to practise. Though of course, procrastinating about procrastinating is impossible because then you're actually procrastinating, so actually nobody would be practising...
 Sorry. Back from my little brain-holiday.
 Yesterday, unfortunately, was a bad day for Day 1, since I couldn't actually read properly and had a headache (after-effects of a migraine I'm blaming on NaNo-stress). I only got 1,100 words done when I was hoping for 1,500 at least (to hit my target) or 2,000 at best (for back up for days when I struggle at hitting my target). Unfortunately, that's just the way the world rolls sometimes. However, it also means that I have to do my '2000 at best' just to catch back up today. As you can tell, the pressure is seriously ruining my creative juices at the moment, so I'm procrastinating instead. Hurrah!
 But story-wise, it's going brilliantissimo. I'm a bit annoyed that I am know writing from two different perspectives when my added one is a really difficult way to go (the guy's a saint, so I can't be mean or judgemental about anyone when he's narrating), and I'm kind of annoyed that what started off in my head has been blown to the four winds, but it's also interesting. I have a new, sneaky, vicious little character called Cathenna, and I don't have a clue what her motives are. I imagine they'll be exciting. My only problem, story-wise, is that I'm not as excited by Lantern (POV1)'s side of the story. It's a bit boring and like everything else I've been writing lately, when I really hoped it'd be a bit of a break with some nice sarcasm and just general attitude instead of lovey-dovey feelings stuff. Ugh.
 Anyway, I'll see how it goes. Don't forget to check in next Friday for a new update!

WriMo out!