Wednesday, February 29, 2012

5000 Words, But At What Cost?

Video from youtube: Cady Groves - Little Girl
This is the video that is helping me in my newest scene with the sound and feeling I want to get across.

The word goal for today is 5,000 words. This is actually quite easy to hit, as of right now, I only need to write 886 more words and I only just started on the beginning of the dream sequence in the second chapter. But however easy it is for me right now to get through these word deadlines, I'm really not liking what I'm putting out.

From my research and other experiences with writing I knew this was going to happen eventually but this soon in the project surprises me. I haven't exactly hit any type of writers block just yet but this isn't much better. I have to leave this poorly written part of the novel for when I go back to edit after I hit the 50,000 word mark that creates a novel.

I know tonight I'm going to pass the word mark for the third day by quite a few extra words but that doesn't mean I'm going to be happy with what I type, I hope I do.

I also seem to be switching the tense in my story quite a bit. From present to past and I've noticed I've done that on other projects as well.

Here's to hoping that I can fix this and enjoy the words I put into this work.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 2: Goal: 3,333 words

Todays scene inspired by: Fantasy - 30 Seconds To Mars
Video found on youtube
Question: What do you think this song is inspiring for my novel?

Today is such a beautiful day I barely want to actually sit down and write something at a desk in a room. But, because I seem to be limited to my short laptop battery, I wouldn't be able to get everything I wanted done in that amount of time. But the conflicting part of me is really excited to actually get this story rolling, which luckily, is the side that won out. That and the fact that I gave myself the same deadline of word counts that NaNoWriMo sets for all its participants.

Day 1 deadline was to have 1,666 words, which I accomplished last night. In fact, I  was able to make it to 1,820 words even with my head start which was a good thing I had because without it, I wouldn't have been able to make that deadline. I kept getting distracted by everything around me. But it wasn't completely useless for the extra 715 words actually put into my novel, I was able to create an outline for the next three chapters that I'm quite happy with as well as a new title for the novel.

So here's to hoping I can make it to my newest word deadline tonight, 3,333 words while keeping up with my already made plans and social life!

One last question: How do you feel about authors killing off their main characters?


Monday, February 27, 2012

The Beginning: Day 1

To those of you who don't know what my project for this blog is, I will be attempting to write a novel in just 30 days (a novel is considered a piece of written work that is at least 50,000 words). Very much like NaNoWriMo for those of you familiar with National Novel Writing Month. I'm going to be posting my progress on here which would be the amount of words or chapters I write between posts. I'll post some songs that are relevant to scenes I've been working on or videos that inspired that days writing. I may even post snippets of the novel.

I've been wanting to write this particular story since 8th grade so I'll be putting a lot of work into this. I have actually begun to write this novel before the official start date, but when a writer gets the inspiration and in the mood to write, you have to write. So, I'm officially starting off with 1,105 words. Not too much of a head start but somewhere to get started.

Here's a song that has inspired my newest scene in the novel. It sets the mood of the chapter and its overall theme for the main character.

Video found from Youtube