November 8, 2013

Journaling Week One of NaNoWriMo

So far I'm right on target with word count. Hurrah!
Unfortunately, that outline I mentioned making, while it held together and proved very helpful, only took up about 12,000 words, leaving me with 38,000 words of completely uncharted story to write. I honestly thought the outline would take up at least 25 or 30K words, and I figured that making up the last few thousand wouldn't be too hard. But, I guess it was to be expected. Since when do stories do what they're supposed to do, right?
For a nice change, I haven't come up with any ideas for sequels to We are the Rising. However... I did decide to convert it to historical fantasy and turn it into the prequel to another one of my ideas, one I've had on the back burner for a while but haven't done anything with yet. So in theory, a few years from now We are the Rising and The Last Ember will be a set. No, I haven't said anything here at the Lair about The Last Ember yet. But if you want a look, Click Here to visit the story board I made for it on Pinterest. Come to think of it, you can do the same thing for We are the Rising by Clicking Here!

How is NaNoWriMo going so far for all of you?


  1. That's great to hear you are on target! I have been just keeping up, but I am feeling great. I think I have this story under control (in that I know where it's going). Loved the pinterest pages, honestly, you make me want to jump into one of your stories. Though I doubt in real life I would look as perfect and gorgeous as some of the girls' pictures you chose. I think about you every day that I write. Keep the good work up!

    1. I think about you too while I'm writing. It's so cool that you decided to give NaNo a try, and I'm thrilled that it's going well!


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