Friday, September 3, 2010

School's started. And writing becomes a bigger challenge than ever.

Because I don't have as much time for it, of course. Which means I have to divide time. After I get two subjects done, I can write a bit. Two more subjects, write a bit more. And if I get the urge for writing in between, I have to do it in this teeny notebook I bought for the exact purpose of not writing too much between subjects.

My teeny notebook, whose purpose is to let me write
between schedule, but not take too much time
doing it. Also---smaller notebook, to me, means better
quality words. I've done it before. It works. :)
But at night I still get a lot of stuff done. I've been using Q10 since school started, and I finished chapter thirty on it. I didn't think I got as much done on the actual Q10 screen, but when I pasted it on the document, that was fifteen pages, double-spaced. And since I took more than a day to write those fifty pages, having to save time and write carefully, perhaps this chapter will be better than the first twenty-nine. Here's hoping. I'm about 3/4 through, and can smell the end coming up.
Let's see how quickly I can get this written, with school and all.

If I get my homework done each day, and do it well, I reward myself with something. It can be candy or writing. Because writing can be a reward, even if I do it all day. :P Last night, my prize was a bonbon.
Bonbon. <3
It was good.

This morning, I got another dream for a story. I won't give much detail about it, but I will say that it's the exact same thing that happened with Autumn, my summer project. I got a dream about a new, interesting plot to write...and, just like with Autumn, a voice whispered a character name into my ear as I woke up.
For Autumn, the character name was Olivia.
For this story, the character name was Tyson.
Part of me goes Uh-oh. More characters to go after me. One of them is named Tyson and (according to the dream) he's a tricky liar. So how will I defend myself?

For NaNoWriMo, I'm making a plan. It's going to be a time to share attention with stories. So, this year, I am doing 100k again.
50k is for a new novel dedicated to NaNoWriMo alone.
50k is to continue/complete other novels I've begun in the past year, so they're not just hanging around anymore.
This is going to take a lot of chocolate and hot tea. And Q10, and really good music to listen to.

Bring it!

I'll spend October making my plan. Then it's time for battle. >.>

Hope all is well with you and school. :)


Faith said...

YAY! NANO! Good luck :) Love your blog by the way XD

Cherise said...

School just gets in the way of writing. :P Actually, though, I've found it's made me more productive, because I tend to procrastinate more when I feel I have all the time in the world, but when I know that at lunch break I'll only have 40 minutes, it gets my fingers moving.

I have been using Q10 a lot recently. I can't believe how much I love that program. It just makes writing go so much faster!

I LOVE your little notebook! It's so pretty! <3 I recognize the design from the picture you drew based off of it. :)

Wow. Another dream, another character, another novel-to-be. That's crazy. I can't even keep up with all the novels you've written, so actually, I'm really glad you posted a list on this blog. All the better to help your internet stalker friends. *wishes that she could steal the ninja smiley from the CleanPlace forum and use it right now*

Yay for November! :D I can't believe you're doing 100k again. Although it really shouldn't be too hard, since you did 50k in 10 days. November does have to be some sort of a challenge, after all... :P *thinks ahead to future NaNoWriMos, wondering if Mariella will end up being one of those people who writes 150k or 200k during November*

*probably, yes*

Anyhow, I need to start emailing you again, because I miss you!


Amaranthine said...

good luck!
and thanks for following my blog!

Amaranthine said...

Why don't you post some of your novels here?
I'd love to read them! Looking forward to seeing your name in print.:)

Christina said...

1. I am so loving your new blog. It's fresh and clean and sparkly. Hope blogspot is working out for you.

2. Sorry, but the first thing that comes to my mind when I read "Tyson" is chicken. Haha.

3. I like your face.


BeautifullyPure said...

Sounds like a good school plan!! Don't forget, though - you still owe me a letter. :D

Trailer for The Wishing Well

(The trailer still has the title Autumn of Secrets, but that's the only thing that changed--the plot is the same!)

Thanks to Nickname for making this trailer!