#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.

#Writing Update

Word Count: 1,271 words

Not a lot written so just a quick update really. This past week has been a little crazy.

It has mostly been the characters discussing how things would have changed between themselves and their families before heading home for their half term holidays. My FMC also seems to be developing anxiety or, at least, having a burst of it. Considering her family, it wouldn’t be surprising if she had anxiety. Anyway, she seems to be anxious about how they perceive her and in turn, how she perceives them and is she being snobbish?

Still, its words and it’s pushing me on. I am not going to get this done before November but NaNoWriMo will be a good break from it.

#Writing Update

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Word count: 1,334 words

Apologies for the lack of updates. Life had to take priority and naturally that has had an impact on my word count.

I’ve been up against a wall a little, trying to figure out where to go next. This means I’ve had my FMC and her love interest talking a lot about different stuff, mainly what has happened at school, including extracurricular activities. I do suspect that her love interest might be making an attempt at becoming the MMC in this.

I think I might have hit a turning point though, thinking about Halloween and the sorting of my characters. I have decided to essentially do something very similar to or maybe even pretty much copy the All Seeing Eye from Weirdsister College, the sequel to the Worst Witch TV series, for the ceremony. I have only a vague idea and that’s why I say copy. It’s not original or good but to get on with the story, I think it is going to be a necessity. I have also accepted that I am not going to have this story anywhere close to a finish one come NaNoWriMo.

As well as thinking about the story, naturally my attentions have turned to November, especially with the site wipe and relaunch this month. I have my idea and the characters are developing but the story is not fully clear. I do have 21 days or so left so I should be okay, should be.

Plans for this next week is just to try to catch up with my word count, especially as I have raised my target to 25k in preparation and in readiness for next month. I just hope I will be okay.