Got most of chapter one done, for now anyway–i need to move on and get more broad strokes filled in or I’ll spend all of NaNo tweaking this one scene. As such, I figured that I would put it up so people who were curious about what I was writing this time ’round could get a taste.
This is a story I’ve been “writing” for years now. I’ve got snippets all over the narrative in various states of draft. In keeping with the NaNo spirit, I’m only using them as notes and re-writing the lot of them. This time though, I’m gonna get it all down. Get all of it written–even if it kills me
When we first started North, I didn’t think that my life would take the dramatic turn it was about to. Granted, yes, things had already begun to change, year’s end was coming after all. The solstice brought with it the first signs of life’s return. Already the nights were growing shorter and the days warmer, the snow around Magian was melting, and the Silver river was nearing it’s banks.
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Day three 1PM, 1274/3334
Still haven’t even hit day one’s benchmark and I’ve been trying to not write about my process, lest I waste my precious moments of free time, but I keep hearing this idea instead of what I need to. I figure then that I’ll get this idea out and move along and who knows, maybe someone will read it!
Forcing myself to write every day, at every opportunity, I’ve found that even as I try to adhere to the NaNoWriMo spirit of “press on and not go back”, it’s nearly impossible for me. I’ve known this fact for some time now, but usually its not as obvious when I only sit down a couple hours at a time a few days a week. Not to put too fine a point on it but, I feel that I write like many paint. When working on a scene, I’ll write a sentence with little effort and then move on—rinse, repeat, and so forth. These paragraphs are rough and full of generalizations.
Eventually though I can’t really put down anything anymore. Every sentence is wrong, my momentum dies off, and I stall. Once I’ve hit that wall, I find the only thing I can really do is go back and try to recapture the flow. Reading over, my fingers move on their own almost, changing this word, adding in a new though. The formerly dinky sentence becomes a paragraph, then two, then four and by time I’ve gotten to where I stalled out, I have the momentum back and I go at it again.
Obviously this cycle doesn’t contribute to a quickly growing word count, but does create a smoother piece. In the context of NaNo it’s the the best strategy, but I’m stuck with it. That is, unless ya’ll have some advice to just write. Besides, well, just write XD.
’til next time~!
609/1666 Already behind…-_-
When we first started North, I didn’t think that my life would take the dramatic turn it was about to. Granted, yes, things had already begun to change, year’s end was coming after all, bringing with it the first breaths of life. With my mother’s passing from her sudden illness the seat of the High Mage was left vacant. Surprisingly, I found myself sitting there in her place. Figuratively anyway, currently I was on a horse as part of the caravan to commit her remains to the catacombs in the Wystic capital of Enthi.
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Spent much of today drafting a rough idea of what I want to get done in the first week. I’ve finally pinned down the point at which the story needs to start. Humorously, it isn’t too far from where my very first pass at FourFold started. Beyond that, I’ve got a vague idea of where I want to head after this, but going to just let the story write itself for the most part and see what happens.
Still working on Suspicions alongside this, but still not quite sure where I want to go with it. I’m hoping all the work on FourFold will get the juices flowing and let me get moving.
’til next time~
Yup, doing it again. Need to kill the funk I’ve been in and I figure that dedicating to something might help. I’m also hoping to find some peoples to hang out with even beyond this month–one of the things i’ve been told from writers at school has said a writing group is a useful thing to rely on and the idea of having an audience that I can talk to will help with keeping myself up on the inspiration.
I’ll likely post up the 1667 words I need to do each day up here, so expect all kinds of snippets.
50,000 words remain.
’til next time!