Not a Quitter, just being realistic

I’m bowing out of Nano again. I think I’ve realised that I’m never going to finish, but at least the first couple of weeks have gotten me used to following a schedule for all of my work. I’ve realised that all of the time I set aside for writing I can use for additional studying.

To me Nano has always been more of an organisational exercise than anything else. And it manages to help me achieve that. Especially after a summer of doing little else than reading and working.

Maybe I’ll finish Camp Nano in the summer.


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Plots, Plans and Purple Rabbits

I have a plan for NaNoWriMo, although I have no idea as to whether I’ll be using it this year or next, or maybe even the year after.

I’m putting together all of my research and having a go at writing it, but I’m not sure about whether I’m going to manage finish. There’s a lot going on, and with starting to work night shifts I just don’t know where I’m going to find time to sit down and write. Especially with university deadlines just around the corner.

I’ve got plot bunnies attacking from all sides, and for some reason they are purple, and are reminding me of Lavander.

I’ve got the plot sorted, got plans in place, and the method in which I want to tell the tale. Everything just needs a bit more detail and lots of attention.

Roll on November
VH x

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Novel Ideas

I’ve been reading and watching a lot of Austen and Period Drama towards the end of the summer, and I’ve found myself wanting to write my own historical novel. Some how I think it’s likely to end up as a Gothic Romance, but it’s an idea all the same.

Cadie, who if you read the other blog you may know is my roommate, had a bit of a raid through my writing journals. Glad she didn’t find the truly embarrassing ones, but I will endeavour to hide my more racy journals better, just in case. She found an excerpt from the beginning of an idea… that’s all it was meant to be, but demanded that if I ever had the time that I write it.

Yesterday I had a look at the excerpt again and found myself wondering what I would actually do with it. I have two characters, Baron Etchdale and Lucinda “Lucy” Armitage. I have very little background for my characters, other than Lucy being of a wealthy family with the fortune entailed to her first son should she marry and the Baron being an older man, a rake and a gambler, whose money is running out.

The snippet I wrote was of a dark and dimly lit scene, where Baron Etchdale is dragging Lucy towards the dungeons and a possibly horrid fate. It just appeared as I took my seat to write, so I wrote it down. I expected nothing to come of it, there still may be nothing that may grow out of it. But it is a start. I have been wondering as to whether I would try my hand at a historical novel for November. But we shall see how it goes. I may find myself setting aside an hour here and there for research during October.

So long for now

VH x