Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekly Update

In the Blood:
I worked on it a tiny little smidge this week.  And I mean tiny.  I think I wrote about 1500 words, that's it.  I don't fully know what has happened.  Call it a Jenni-rut I suppose.  Granted, I have done more plotting for it, and have some scenes thought up...that does count, doesn't it?  I keep reminding myself to not lose confidence in this.  I do love this story, and that's what matters.  I feel weird not forking it out to everyone I know and begging for feedback.  But in a sense, it is kind of liberating too.  I have about 2 friends who have actually read bits and pieces.  The rest have no idea what I am doing.  For all they know, its a masterpiece.  And I wanna keep it that way!  I will finish this novel.  I will finish this novel...but now its being on the back burner for......

NaNoWriMo:
Well, since I am not allowed to actually write the novel yet, all I can do is plot.  So far I have three characters slightly developed (Millie 942B - protagonist.  Reed Taylor - supporting.  Carl GF8 - antagonist)  Yes...Carl.  I couldn't find another name that struck me for him, so I chose a generic one.  How do you name a pushy, self-righteous, sleazy man who decides he must be the only one to get a certain woman?  Carl.

I downloaded this cool looking outline doodad from a forum on NaNo.  Thing is...I am horrible at outlining.  Like, literally.  Horrible.  I tend to get an idea, plot out a few things I will want to have happen...then just wing it. Remember back in school days, when the teacher would require your piece of writing, along with a web or outline?  I usually wrote my piece, then right before class hashed out a web based on what I wrote, just so I could get the credit.  The teachers never seemed to like the idea that I didn't outline... Thinking about everything in advance just makes my head ache...and nada happens.  So I am more so using the outline here and there, ok, mostly just playing around with it because it looks cool.  November is just around the corner...let's see what happens!

I am trying to keep myself upbeat about it.  I will accomplish this.  I will I will.  But then I hear the kiddos screaming or demanding or see the apartment falling to shambles...and I wonder if I actually will.  Looks like my hubby will get a few more duties for a month.  Because...
I WILL.

3 comments:

kandra said...

I am so proud of you! I know you can accomplish this :) BTW, I have been following this blog the whole time, I usually just read it in a google reader that doesn't allow me to comment!

Jenni Merritt said...

aw thanks Kandra :) I never know if anyone is reading this. But it still feels good to write it all out. Now I know at least you do. Yay!

LadyLinnaea said...

you can do it, Jenni. and me too, hopefully. This'll be my third attempt. We should form a support group, or something

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