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
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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
Today I’ve managed to plot and plan three short stories for my Camp Nano book. I’ve realised that as I haven’t written anything worth reading for a long time that it might be a little easier to begin with some pieces of fanfiction, and the “originals” will come along later. (With that thought, I’m wondering whether I should be transferring all of my writing things to this blog?)
Any how, while trying to plot and scheme I came up with my Idea for November… it’s definitely a November Entry as it’s going to require some research. That totals two writing projects that I am going to have to put a lot of extra work towards.
I’ve been writing stories for longer than I care to remember. There are old exercise books and jotters in this house somewhere with my first stories in them. I can honestly say that my writing has gotten better in some aspects, while the experiences of life have hindered my ability in others. I’ve only just discovered that I could self publish to a Kindle (or other e-reader), which is awesome.
It just appears that today is a good day for ideas, especially as I’ve rediscovered how wonderful it is to actually write instead of typing. I’m beginning to wonder why I have half finished projects on my computer instead of tucked away in notebooks. Because believe me I have lots of notebooks.
Any how I have more plotting, scheming and planning to finish: especially if I’m going to make the 50,000 word count next month.