#HappyHalloween

Also known as NaNo Eve, when writers everywhere run round panicking before settling down to write those first words of this years novels.

Hope you are having a happy safe Halloween and good luck when you start writing! Have some exploding pumpkins courtesy of The Royal Institution:

#Writing Update

d7a3e-writingWord Count: 1,708 Words

It seems like a lot but it’s not really if I am being honest. Most of it revolved around the sorting, my FMC’s house mates all introducing themselves to each other and her assessments of them. I did hit a wall but I think I have pushed past it enough to keep writing in December.

The rest of the week has been focused on my NaNoWriMo, especially as I have had some wobbles over the story. I had considered going back to my story from last November, especially as I have replotted it and reshaped it and I have a better idea of what is going on now in that story. I have decided to stick to my original story after talking it over with a couple of friends. This story is more seasonally appropriate so my motivation to do it will probably be higher. Plus the other story is a rewrite and has a lot of work to do on it so perhaps it is better suited to a Camp session.

With it being NaNoWriMo next month, my posting pattern is likely going to change but how often I will post (and how on target I stay) will depend on circumstance and what is happening in life. But I should be okay, I think. Are you ready for NaNo? Tell me about it.

#Writing Update

3278e-writerWord Count: 3,239 words

Been an interesting week in how much time I have had to write and how much I have written.

I’ve mainly written her holidays, covering her doing homework, finding herself at a loose end before revealing she is a good duellist after being attacked by her family. This led to her father attempting to persuade to go professional for the family’s riches and fame. My FMC refused but I have the sneaking suspicion that is something I can use again, especially as the FMC has wondered what to do in future holidays as clearly she is still very unwelcome with her family.

She has just returned to school with her potential love interest attempting to flirt with her before time before arriving at school and is now waiting to be sorted. Still working that bit out. Hopefully, it will turn into words considering that there is more explanation to come. I can also hopefully really start with the plot more. That has happened very quietly but I should be okay I think.

From Sunday next week, I will be doing NaNoWriMo (had a slight story wobble but all sorted) so the next update might be the last for a while, particularly on this story. It will be nice to have a break though and it could help since distancing myself from it might help me realise the things I need to do for the story.

So plan for this week? Continue with this story and prepare for NaNoWriMo I think mainly. Seems like a plan to me.