Sunday, November 30, 2008

Too big

I was going to get the whole entire novel for NaNo written. Unfortunately for me, it is getting far larger then I actually anticipated and so I am going to give myself more time to write it.

Though for the good news, I almost have 50,000 words. Only need 200 more. So off to writing for me!

:: Edit ::

Finished 50,000 words, and am now officially a winner of NaNo, yay! Lol. Though this book is soo much bigger then I originally planned for!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Count down is on

Okay, I only have 5000 more words to write, but still 4 chapters to complete. This story is going way over what I originally planned. But I have a plan. Today I will not go by word count, but rather I will work with Chapter count. Which could be bad because I still haven't finished my outline. (oopie)

Anyway, Today I will Finish up to at least Chapter 10, and then tomorrow I will finish the book and then I will post my word count and then I will be happy, because it will be finished!

Which then means I can concentrate more on my 2yn novel and get it up and running again. Gotta love NaNo, and the way the last few days just seem to make you push it all out. Though I have a bit motivation now as well. I got accepted into Uni through early entry, and I was accepted for the three courses that I wanted, which means I get to chose any one of them. Which is really good because I kinda changed my mind. I wanna do a bachelor of communication studies now instead of a bachelor of arts. Lol.

Okay, 6 hours of work, and then on to writing, I'm ready!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

NaNo push

I have reached 44123, which means I don't have much to go before I reach 50,000 words. Only back thing is, I still have many chapters left to go, and I want to reach 60,000 words before the end of November. I also wanted to have this entire story finished by the end of November, so then I could focus on Pirate again.

That means, my goal today is to hit 50,000. Which shouldn't be too hard, seeing as it's not much. Then over the last 4 days I will push to try and get the last of the story written. It's going to be a struggle.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Today I am planning on writing a lot for my NaNo, don't know if it will turn out like that, but I can always stay up late tonight if I need to, lol. Anyway, thought I'd just share a snippet of what I have currently.

Gerard was ready when Chrisander brought Scarlett out, but not quite ready to see her naked. He froze, eyes widening in shock. "What are you doing?"

"Her clothes were too sorched to bring out. She needs attention and fast!"

Gerard hesitated, but the wounds on her legs were already spurting blood, and by the colour of her face and lips, she'd lost a lot. Kneeling down beside her, Gerard placed his hands on her thigh, above and below her worst wound. "I don't know much of healing magic, but I can stop the bleeding enough for the wounds to heal themselves."

Chrisander nodded, gut twisting with a mixture of envy and jelousy that Gerard should be touching Scarlett. A woman they both lusted over. Pulling his shirt over his shoulders, he threw it to Gerard, getting to his feet.

"She can have that when you are finished, she will not appreciate being naked when she wakes up." Why, he didn't know. She was beautiful. "I will stand watch."

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I am ahead in both my word counts for NaNo and 2YN. I am actually enjoying 2Yn so much that I just keep writing on it. I'm not going to write anything more on it today or tomorrow and only focus on NaNo, because although I'm ahead I still want to try and get something more written on it so that I don't lose the flow of things.

Though I am very happy with how Pirate is going, I am now just a bit over halfway, having reached 90,000 words. It's a good feeling. :P

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hit like a Ton of bricks

Okay, I have a lot of ideas for writing, but whilst I was waiting for my sister to get out of school, I was hit with a story that makes me bubble with excitement. I haven't loved an idea this much since my 2YN story.

My 2YN novels were originally going to be seven books, each portraying one of the seven deadly sins. It didn't work out that way. This new story I have is the story of Arianetta, and will encompass that idea.

I am, however, slightly hesitant about this idea. But that is probably because the story once again revolves around pirates. Though it is very different from the War of Meadiet Trilogy, I still wonder if it's such a good idea. I'm still going to write it down and think on it a bit though, because it has just left me too excited, it would be silly to shrug that off!

Writing Journal

I use Liquid story binder XE to write, and I must say it's a fabulous program, one which I would be completely lost without.

One of the updates to Liquid Story binder, made journals available for the books that you are writing. Since then I have been contemplating if I want to use one or not. It was actually Soleil who triggered the thought in my mind that it wouldn't be such a bad idea. Seeing her posts everyday for NaNo, which say her goal, and her current word count as well as giving a small snippet, gave me the idea that keeping such things in a journal for each book, plus writing down what I liked, didn't like, time it took, what frustrated me, if the words came easy etc, would be a really good idea for each book, it could keep the motivation happening and make me more eager to write. I think I may just have to try it :P

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NaNo Snippet

Thought I'd share a bit of what I've written. This is probably my Favorite scene in the book and was the one I used for my excerpt in my NaNo profile.

The brig smelt like fresh spring flowers. Scarlett screwed up her nose. This was obviously the work of one of the women Acolytes, charged with cleaning the brig out. Obviously no one had told her that the place was supposed to instill fear into any prisoners on the ship, and so a rotten smell would have been more appropriate. Now the prisoners would probably think they were going to heaven instead of a place of punishment.

Her stomach growled with hunger once again. She was going to have to eat the smoked meat, no matter that she really didn't feel like it anymore. Reaching up to her shoulder, she remembered she'd taken it off to get into the barrel. In her rush to get away without her Father finding out, she'd left it in the bottom of the barrel. Her stomach growled in anguish, cursing her for her stupidity.

There was now only one thing left for her to do. Get one of the Acolytes to bring her something down. Sending out her awareness once again, getting rather sick of using so much magic in the one night, she found the woman who was acting as chef that night. She put a small seed of thought into her head, and was glad when the Acolyte accepted it and began to prepare her a meal. She wouldn't even need to get out of the brig to get it.

Sitting back she waited for her food to come to her. It was easier then she thought, and her Father would never even know.

Footsteps echoed outside of the brig door, Scarlett sat up in anticipation, waiting for the girl to walk through the door, so that she could convince her that she wasn't really there, and it was her own imagination.

The door swung open with force, but to her dismay it was not the cook who stood in the doorway. Scarlett swallowed heavily. She was in so much trouble.

Pirate Vs Poison

This morning I wrote some more on my 2Yn novel, pirate. It amazes me that it is on a whole different level then my NaNo novel. I guess because I really didn't put much preparation into NaNo, well not as much as my 2YN. I find the words come a lot easier for Pirate. The characters also seem more believable to me personally which probably makes it a lot easier to write.

However, I still will push through with NaNo. I seem to recall that I hated everyword of Pirate when I first began. I always find the beginning the hardest.