Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Writing Challenges!

I always like challenging myself writing-wise with each new project.

Previously I've experimented with:

  • Different viewpoints—multiple close third person POVs; Dual POVs
  • A novel written part in past tense and part in present tense
  • A dual POV where half the book was from the viewpoint of a blind character (so interesting to not be able to rely on visual descriptions!)
For this year's NaNoWriMo novel, I'm writing a dual POV in present tense. It's something I haven't done a lot of, and is tricky in itself. But the big challenge is to keep the relationship between my POV characters platonic! I really want to try out a strong guy/girl friendship, but it's a struggle 'cause I'm already shipping them pretty hard. :-D We'll see how it turns out………

Okay. Back to writing. I'm closing in on 11K!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

And We're Off!

Happy November, everyone! I'll be posting brief updates throughout the month regarding my NaNoWriMo progress (you can see my profile HERE), and there's no time like the present to get started. :-)

So. NaNoWriMo Stats Thus Far:

Day: 3
Word Count: 8,589
Currently on Chapter Number: 3
Number of Characters Who Have Died So Far: Surprisingly none!
Number of Characters Who Faced Down a Bear: 2!
Number of Broken Bones: 1
Cups of Tea Drunk Whilst Writing: approximately 10!
Sanity Level: 80%
Sleepiness: 85%
Sneeziness: 60%
Target Runs: 1