Day #1 to #4 of NaNoWriMo 2013

So, I had all these good intentions to update my NaNoWriMo progress on a daily basis but, it’s not going to happen, sadly.

Day #1 : 1,735 words – I stumbled early. Yeah, I know you’re looking at me like I’m crazy, because I reached the required amount of words, but there just wasn’t any desire within me to actually write my chosen story. So, I began playing around with another.

Day #2 : 2,297 words – See what I said about stumbling? Well it continued. Also had a Halloween party to attend. Time was just not on my side.

Day #3 : 5,126 – Yes, I got to sit at my computer writing for several solid hours and catch up.

Day #4 : Well it’s not over yet and I’ve written… all of 292 words. Granted, I have rescued the lounge room from the mountains that were four kids clothing piles, and put them away, while doing a very quick cull of clothes that don’t fit anymore. 1500 words is totally doable between now and midnight.

So, just to clarify my total word count currently sits at : 5,418. The totals I am sharing are according to each days progress. By Day #30 I should be at or near 50,000.


6 Days…

6 days left until NaNoWriMo and I’m once again having doubts. Not about the story per se but which story. You see I have so many unfinished WIPs on the go that it’s driving me a little crazy.

Somebody please put me out of my misery.

It would be interesting to write EQUINOX given the new prologue I have stashed away. But Morgan le Fay is such a fun character to write. If I was crazy enough I could write two novels at once, but 100k is just pushing it.


10 Days…

So, there’s 10 days remaining before the start of NaNoWriMo and as I work on another project I find myself stumbling across something not at all foreign to me, given that my own name Stacey was once a boys name.

But honestly people. Are we that far gone that Rhett has crossed the line from a boys name to a girls name? I mean sure there was a time that I considered naming my daughter Reese after her father but my husband never went for it. He also shot down any and all welsh names and I didn’t like to pass on my own middle name so I passed on my mothers… Faye, having dropped the y.

Names and their trends, I suspect there may come a time when we come full circle and perhaps stick to gender appropriate names.

25 Days…

So much for good intentions. I got sick and spent all day yesterday on the couch, watching re-runs of Charmed, in between naps. I’m just barely eating, too scared my stomach is going to rebel.

BUT… I did manage to figure out this years NaNo Novel. I’ve been struggling somewhat. I have subsequently decided to revisit an idea that sprung to life last November. I’m going to write Morgan’s story. It’s been on the back burner for 12 months, and it’s one that needs to be finished.

For those who might want a sneak preview, my short story Morrighan is only a small glimpse into Morgan’s story.

You can purchase the Quests, Curses and Vengeance Anthology in both Paperback and Kindle through Amazon and Martinus Publishing.

29 Days…

Okay, so in my bid to get organized for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided you’ll be heaving from me each and every day during the month of November. I know, you’re already sick of me aren’t you? Well, tough. 😀

Okay so, for those of you who don’t know my NaNoWriMo adventure began in 2005. I was 22 and seven months pregnant with my first son. I wrote 50k on a novel I called Red Rose Castle. And subsequently every NaNo novel since has had Rose imbedded somewhere within.

So this year, I thought I had the perfect title, but it’s no longer fitting, even though I love the cover art, I threw together. The problem with not knowing what your going to write about is that you can’t really slap on a title until you figure it out.

And so far, all I have is the genre. Paranormal Romance. I’m toying with a few very vague ideas right now. I have a few characters that are dying for attention. I guess we’ll see soon enough.

Countdown to NaNoWriMo

Okay, so it’s officially the 1st of October. Which means there are precisely 31 days until the start of NaNoWriMo. (that’s National Novel Writing Month, for those not in the know)

I’ve been participating since November 2005. During which time I’ve gotten married, had four children, been subjected to my mum passing away and moved five times. In fact now that my youngest child is 3, it feels kind of weird to be doing NaNo without that kind of crazy child filled drama in which to fit writing around.

I’ve only lost once, in 2008, the year my mum died and I plan to continue to keep up my winning streak this year. 50,000 words in 30 days. BRING IT ON!

Characters and their Names

You know, their kind of important. Apparently werewolves become tricky to name the more stories you write. As this story may eventually tie into my Zooey ‘verse it’s probably better to play it safe and not reuse character names. Lest I have another Zachary/Zackery/Zack situation on my hands. What can I say, I like the name Zac.

So with that out of the way. I’m going with Adrian. Maybe Taylor.

Suffice to say, there will not be a sequel in Rose’s future. Well, there better not be. I’m not sure yet, but she may have a sister.

Opening Lines

So, somebody needs to rescue me from not writing my NaNo novel. I just figured out the opening line. I always do it early. That way come 12:01am on November 1st I can jump straight in to the story. Instead of sitting there wondering what the hell am I going to write.

And on that note, here it is: He was standing right in front of me; I couldn’t move.