Quick update!

I realize I haven't blogged in a while. The reason being, I was away for three days visiting my family (my grandfather celebrated his 75th birthday!) and now that I'm home, I've been plugging every free minute between mothering and getting ready for the holidays, with my new novel project. You can see the little status bar over on the right beneath my profile that auto updates my word count from NaNoWriMo. So far, I'm doing all right. I know I won't be able to write from the 25th till the 29th, so I'm trying to get as much done now as I can to meet that 50k word goal by the 30th.

So far, I'm loving this story. There are a few elements I don't really care for, but I'll work on them later. For example, it is technically a romance (but not the Nora Roberts kind, more like the Maggie Stiefvater kind--although I'm a far cry from being that awesome) but I don't like the idea of the girl needing the guy to be happy. So far, that's pretty much the case. Now, in her situation, it's really out of her hands. There's a deeper reason for her need for said guy, but still, eh. One task I've given myself is to really establish the character of Jenna McBride before bringing in the guy. Another is to make sure the reader understands that Jenna realizes how pathetic her dependency on him really is. Third, is to make her dependency, not pathetic. Revisions will be epic. And I just really like to use the word "epic". I don't think they'll be that awesome.

As for book reviews, I finished reading SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson, but it's not a new release so I'm slacking on writing the review. I promise to do it after NaNoWriMo. I'm not reading anything right now. Can you believe that? It's not because I don't want to. I just haven't gone to buy more books recently. Probably a good thing. For my wallet and for my novel.

3 comments:

Jessica Kennedy said...

That's awesome! Congrats on the word count. Looks like you'll be fine! :)

Have fun writing! I've been reading like a champ the last few days! Finished 3 books and started on a forth last night! :)

Maria said...

Good luck with your writing!:)

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EternalJade said...

Good luck on your novel. I'm sure it's going to be great. Judging by your word count, you're doing fine. :)

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