Thursday, November 2, 2017

Because I'm a Nano Rebel

I started out yesterday with a rough plan of writing a new novel tentatively called "Seriously, Forbidden" about two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall for each other, but it's not allowed. Their love could kill each other. I sat down... after procrastinating by doing the laundry, looking at Christmas gifts to order, watching one episode of Grey's Anatomy, and saying that I would take down the Halloween decorations, but I didn't.


And I wrote... nothing.

I put on one of my favorite movies "Star Trek: Beyond" and put the laundry in the dryer.

And this time I managed to write 2,026 words. Not bad. It's a good start for day one.

But I don't like it. The first chapter is like the beginning of a Gilmore Girl's episode with a twist. But it isn't good. Not at all. I can already tell.

So....

It's time to be a NaNo rebel. I'm pulling out a novel that I started earlier this year, but with everything going on in my life, I didn't get a chance to write. I did some planning out for it in this adorable planning notebook. And my little sister read it. She left me a sticky note on the cover.


I want to write this book. I want Aly to be able to read it and I want her to be happy and proud of her big sister. So, I'm dropping in the 11,903 words that I already had written and I'm going to write about Nixie and her struggle to love herself and to be free from the pain of her past. It's gonna be awesome. :)

Have you ever switched projects in the middle of NaNo? :) How's your word count coming along on day two? Keep writing! Don't be afraid to break a few rules!

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NaNoWriMo Novel 2017

Summer to Forget


Nixie is on the run from her past, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather. She believes the only way to protect herself is to retreat far into her own thoughts, not even letting words escape. She didn't plan on being brought into Annie's family and being accepted for who she is. Nixie also didn't plan on finding friendship in Alec, the visually impaired boy who works at the water park with her. She begins to discover her own worth as tragedy strikes her family.

Themes: Physical abuse, foster family, adoption, depression

Word count (day 2): 11,903

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Goals

It's been a long time. I've been dealing with a lot the past few months. And I admit that I haven't been myself. I wasn't making jokes and laughing at funny puns. Stress. Too much stress. It's harmful and it's made me feel like I'm not me. But I'm trying. It's getting a little better, though I do still find myself staring out the window and thinking of nothing.

I want to be me.

I want to get back to things that I love. So, I'm making myself goals for this month. Even though I haven't made goals in months.



Goals for November
* Write to 50,000 words on "Summer to Forget" for NaNoWriMo

* Enjoy my short vacation trip to Wisconsin to visit my friend Amy :)

* Spend time with family for Thanksgiving


Only three goals. I'm trying to make it easy for me to accomplish. I haven't written in so long, so I'm hoping that this will go well. I have been really behind on my reading goal, but I managed to catch up last month. I read quite a bit! :) I'm actually one book ahead of my goal at the moment and I'm happy with that progress. Here's the books that I read last month. (The purple ones are rereads.)

Among the Enemy (Shadow Children #6) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Brave (Shadow Children #5) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Barons (Shadow Children #4) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children #3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Imposters (Shadow Children #2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
What Price Honor? (Star Trek Enterprise #4) by David Stern
Shockwave (Star Trek Enterprise #3) by Paul Ruditis
Broken Bow (Star Trek Enterprise #1) by Diane Carey
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster
Desperate Hours by David Mack

Not bad at all! :) I'm happy with my reading last month. I'm hoping I can keep up this month. I picked a few shorter books, but I remembered how much I love reading. I have a new pile to read too! :)

How have your goals been lately? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? :) If so, good luck! Write like the wind!