Sometimes, we find inspiration in the simplest places. Sometimes, that inspiration leads to some truly creepy things.
I took the dog out this morning and heard a steady knocking, someone clearly not having much luck being let inside. I thought at first, “Wow, 8 at night is really late to be beating on someone’s door–” then remembered day light savings and that it was only about 6:30. Still, after dark is after dark, and in times where we lived with the sun…
And then this happened.
I read somewhere during October to have a secondary project to turn to, when your NaNo inspiration dries up. Somewhere along the way, my secondary seems to have taken over. 😛 I’m still getting good work done on my original, but that stuff is more worldbuildy, telling myself stories to figure things out, casual kind of stuff. Lahna and Ma’khan, at least, seem to be a proper novel. And they’re cute, so I’m always delighted to work with them, so it keeps me motivated and happy. And a happy writer is less likely to kill people off, so it’s win win win, right? Hopefully, this will yield a NaNo win, too. *crosses fingers* Continue reading
The nice thing about #NaNoWriMo is that it pushes me to write things I might not otherwise. With the big focus on WORD COUNT OMG WORD COUNT, it means that if a scene is niggling around in the back of my mind, I’ll write it. No matter how useless or irrelevant it might seem. Or if its at all related to the project I’m “supposed” to be working on. (Side note: COUNT IT ALL. Words written are words written are words written. You never know what is and isn’t going to be useful, and most of what you write in your first draft gets scrapped or changed anyways, so count everything. I do.)
I had meant to use this year’s #NaNo energy to finish Book 1 of Love That Broke the War, then start on Book 2. Unfortunately, Book 3 keeps nagging at my brain. So, have a scene. 😛
There’s something about NaNoWriMo that always brings out the “Not what I’m actually working on” projects. I’m not even 100% sure this is actually Dri and Roland, or just me trying to pretend it is so I can count it for my word goal. Either way, it’s a short, fun, stand alone, so have some diversions from your own NaNo while I get back to work on mine.
Oh my gods you guys, it’s my first cover reveal!
Isn’t it beautiful! The same artist friend, Madame Zabet, who made my wonderful banner for Asylum, convinced me I could do better than a blue rectangle with words on it. 😛 And by me, I mean her. This is so amazing, I can hardly stand it.
Read the book in question here.
Welcome back to NaNo Relief Bash, 2014! The party’s in full swing with Monday Night Character-oke at Rook’s bar! I’m hosting for a long time reader, whose characters are really making a splash! Hijinks are undoubtedly about to ensue…
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5k. 5 friggin k.
My wrists are killing me. 😛
Somehow, in two hours, I was able to bang out 5k today. I know how- I completely abandoned all pretense of plot. I literally sat my characters down and said “Hey, talk at me.” I don’t usually like to get that Meta, but sometimes, especially towards the end of NaN0, it’s what I need.