Monday, October 25, 2010

Mariella's New NaNo Plan.

(As I type, I'm listening to Taylor Swift's new album and in awe at how awesome it is.)

I originally said I would do 150k for NaNo. But...I realized as I lay sleepless in bed one day...if I focus on getting 150k, two things will go down the drain:
1. School.
2. My inkpop novel.
And neither of the two above things I can afford to go down the drain for NaNo. I mean, it's known to ruin any book you try to write for it. But you can't willingly let it get to the point where it ruins everything else (though it just might anyway.) So I'm going to aim Lower. 100k is still a challenge...and I'm still pretty sure I'll reach it quickly, so if that happens, then I'll add the extra 50k to it.
With the two novels I'm planning, I'm sure I'll get to 150k anyway. If things go right. But I'm not going to plan to fail the rest of life. Haha.

THE BIG PROJECT is still materializing out of thin air. I'm finding sources where I'll get personal stories and other things I can base my story off of. :/ But in this case, I'm sure it will be, once I actually find the right things to read. Right now what I'm disliking is finding the things to read. Raaawr. Anyway. Once NaNo ends, I'll start reading more seriously. If you find any websites or books that might be helpful to me, let me know!

December I'll have a lot going on:
-Editing The Shadow. Perfecting it. Getting it bound and giving copies to friends. Letting friends I trust read it.
-Editing Winter of Wishes so that it'll be in a semi-decent state before it goes on inkpop, probably on January.
-Reading up for my historical fiction novel.
-Researching for publication. I still intend to use my Writer's Market book for something.

I'm thinking of starting another blog so I can update as I make progress on my research. That way I can try and make educational blog posts. It'll be a fun project to work on while I'm researching for a project. :) I'm still considering it, though, seeing as I don't do well when posting under pressure. I'll see how well I do with research. XD
Oh! Something else I could try and do for my historical novel...write HF short stories. I'm excited about that idea, too. Poems, as well. But it all comes back down to the research. So I have to really get started on that soon.

That's about all I can think of now. Oh, also---I'm trying really hard to get Autumn of Secrets into the 100's. Before NaNo. Let's see if I have any luck!



Amaranthine said...

What's your username? <3 if you don't mind telling me.

Amaranthine said...

Nano. You haven't added me yet. My username is Amaranthine.

Amaranthine said...

noooo you still haven't :( What's your username? I'll add you. Good luck on your novel!

Cherise said...

Well, I do agree with you that downsizing your goal by 50k would help keep the rest of your life from going down the drain (which is a good thing). I know that 100k for you last year hurt your brain... maybe you can make this year's challenge to reach the same word count without hurting your brain! ;)

I still think your Big Project sounds so awesome. I know that research can be kinda icky, but it's so much more fun (and you remember so much more), when you tell your brain that it will get to play with it in writing later. My favorite part is discovering little details that you just KNOW are going to be so useful and cool later. :D

Wow, you have a busy December! I'm just always amazed how you continue to go and go and go... sometimes I get tired just looking at you. You are so awesome. =D

NaNoWriMo's just around the corner! I may not be doing it with you guys, but I'm excited with you! :D

Love you!

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!