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......
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...