Posts tagged NaNo2011
Posts tagged NaNo2011
It’s me. I did.
25k left to goooo, aaaahhh. But on the plus side I think I’ve gotten out of the ‘DO NOT KNOW WHAT I’M DOING, PANIC’ stage, and I’m sorting out how to wrap stuff up. I think.
I’m back after my hour of writing! And that last concentrated effort let me get about three and a half thousand written today, easily my most productive in a week or so at least - not to mention I set up a couple of plot things that will let me feel confident about what I’m writing next for a couple of days - and I get to do something that I’ve wanted to do since I made up Kailyne’s arrangment with the Big Fish, and have her tell a long and dramatic story about her past.
Also: WHISKEY AND CYANIDE. They are just so cute forever, I like using them as unlikely allies.
And now to read the next chapter of Blue Sky and wreck my heart forever. I think I earned it.
Kind of losing all my will to talk about this - or anything at all, really. I feel very quiet and lonely at the moment for some reason, I don’t know.
I got to write Whiskey and Cyanide again; they’re going to be more important in this middle section of the story, because Kailyne can’t use her normal allies, Silas would be aware of them, so it’s time to start using our sort-of-enemies as friends in order to throw the real bad guy off.
Aaand… I dunno. That’s about it. I really have no idea how I’m going to write this middle section - while I like to think I’m a really good character writer, plot tends to stump me, and I get the feeling my writing can turn very repetitive at times. But just for now I’m gonna keep going with whatever comes into my head, I suppose.
What’s a good way for a mouse to go about learning what a memory stick is? I suppose she could do some research into who the hell Silas is and find someone who taught the snake how to use computers. Would that be a cop out? That feels like it would be a cop out.
Possibly because I woke up at three in the morning and I’m now finished writing for the day at eight.
I did 2k, which isn’t wonderful, but it came much easier than it has been, so I’m quitting early today to avoid forcing myself. Hopefully this is a sign that my motivation is coming back, if only a little.
Not much to say about today except that Kailyne is a pretty awesome little house breaking mouse, and I think Opi is pretty much out of the plot now so there goes my easy word count boosts.
I don’t think I did.
It’s still going slow for me. My depression is back, my insomnia is back, I’m doing that thing where I worry about people again and I just generally don’t feel like writing. So yeah, all the things I hate about myself are ganging up on me at the worst time possible.
Slowly, slowly getting to the next section of the story, trying to ignore the fact that I don’t really know how I’ll be doing it. Oh, and I wrote some Opi stuff, because I needed at least some word count today (I wrote just under 2k again), and that’s an easy way to get it.
Probably not going to be on tumblr for the rest of the night, I’m too tired. Emotionally, I mean. I’m just gonna… I don’t even know what I’ll do.
I got to 29k words today - wrote just under 2k. Not great, but my average is still higher than it needs to be so I assume I’m still over count. I know I need to make 7k in the next five days, so that sounds right, doesn’t it?
Still working mostly on filler, so today was kind of boring and slow, especially since I didn’t feel like writing - at dinner time I’d only done about five hundred words since I’d woken up - but I did get to write Rusty and find out how I’m going to portray him as a character, so that was nice. He’s a sort of nasty version of Socks, really, only much less refined - he says nice things, but his meaning is always very clearly unpleasant. I’m trying to write him as a little rough around the edges, mixing in slang and such with longer, more educated words, so that’s entertaining to an extent.
So, yeah. That was my NaNo today. Not got much to say about it, to be honest, except Kailyne is nicer to write now she’s less uptight.
Seriously, I was doing okay this morning, and the everything kind of stalled; I got about 2k done, which is under my daily word count but not by much, and I’m ahead by a couple of days anyway so I’m not too panicked.
Again, mostly just slogging through the tranisition; Kailyne’s change in attitude from her super strict, over planning overprepared daily life to a more risk taking, reckless, leap before looking hero mentality that is closer to her actual personality - so this is where she starts to loosen up and become less weird, although not by all that much.
It’s just getting her there. She has to pull off the memory stick heist first, and I want to show the build up to that and how tense she is about it compared to how relaxed she was over the earring job - and hey, it pads the wordcount, but man, is this section kind of tedious. I don’t dislike it so much as I dislike writing it.
I did get in a little Opi scene or two, though, as well as a scene showing that Neg and Kailyne are actually friends, despite how it sometimes seems, so, that’s good.
Oh, right, Otto wanted to see Silas in action. Have some Silas (this is actualy earlier in the story than the Socks scene I posted yesterday. *shrug* I’m curious, are people still reading these little snippets? Don’t want to feel like I’m shouting into the void, here.
I got most of the Socrates scene written in one sitting this morning, and then there was the possibility of Opi scene and then angst, so I’m up past 25k now :) So I messed around with shimeji for a while (I have SO MANY now guys you have no idea - I think the Chell is my current favourite), and now I’m going to post my daily NaNo update. And you can’t stop me. Hah!
So yes, Socks. I’m having a little bit of a problem with Socrates at the moment, in that he is steadily growing more and more smitten with Kailyne and aahhh, she’s only supposed to like him as a friend. This could be problematic but I don’t really care because I love Socrates to pieces, I really do. He’s all gentlemanly and polite and has only one eye. He’s great <3
We’re entering the real middle of the story now, I think; having established Kailyne’s normal world, I’m pulling her out of it into a world where she has to stay away from her friends to keep them safe, and finding out what Silas wants is the only thing on her mind. She’s in hero mode now, which makes her both more focused and more reckless, so that should be interesting. It also means I get to write Tag more (whoo, Tag, you crazy bat you.)
Anyway, I told Otto I’d post up the Socks scene because Socks <3. So here you go:
I’m not done writing for today (I hope), but I’m taking a break while I back everything up to my hard drive, so I may as well scribble out stuff about what I’ve been writing today.
Which is, by the way, not much. I’ve done about 1.5k words, which is less than stellar, obviously, and they all feel really meh… well, at least I get to write Socrates, soon. I’ve been looking forward to that all novel. He’s my favourite <3
Currently on a stupid procrastination kick - I suddenly have the urge to do anything but write. I’m considering organising the hard drive so it doesn’t have so much old crap I don’t want to keep/duplicates of other files because I just copy over the contents of each new laptop as I back it up - which is easy and makes sense in the short run but meh. Thing is, I don’t even remotely need to sort it out, it has so much space left on it, I just… don’t want to write today. *face desk*
… I want to see more of this Tag character. eue I LIKE INSANITY WHAT CAN I SAY
Well, I like Tag too, so I suspect he’ll keep showing his ugly bat face.
It’s weird, Rusty was meant to be the more dominant of the two henchman, but I guess a razor sharp fox isn’t as entertaining as ‘the - heheh - the voices…’