It occurs to me that I have neglected to report my writing progress of late. Not that there is much progress to report. Cold-suffering kids, cranky kids, cuddle-wanting kids; evening time brain numbness; the siren-song lure of fantasy novels and my own lack of self-discipline have made the progress slow.
I did finish tinkering with that synopsis.
And I took advantage of D. being home on weekends to disappear into my room to write. I’ve got 6,410 words on Kai’s book (title, please?) to show for it. This is my How to Think Sideways novel and I’ve had success using some of Holly’s tricks to come up with plot goodness. Clustering, character and world worksheets, and the Law of Unintended Consequences have been my friends. My Muse (or subconscious or brain or spleen or whatever part of me that does the creative thing) is keeping about two scenes ahead of me, which is fine. It’s a bit boring to have the whole book charted out ahead of time. I like my unexplored off-the-edge territories and the parts labeled Here Be Dragons. Specifically, I like throwing my characters into those areas and seeing what they can scare up. Heh.
My goal for the month is to get my wordcount for this book up to 12K.
Woo for new novel words! I was going to start my Think Sideways novel for nano, but that failed, mostly because I did not want to be rushed, I really wanted to try some of the new stuff out from the class without the wordcount pressure of nano. Going to re-start it probably in March, as soon as I’ve got the completed novel out the door making the rounds.
Hope the colds are all gone now!
Do you have a Sentence for your new novel? What genre is it? If you need beta eyes, let me know! 🙂
It’s funny, ’cause my nanowrimo novel has transformed into my How to Think Sideways novel. (something about the course going away behooved me to get in and get going) If you ever need beta eyes, just let me know. LOL I love your work, especially the song short stories. Amazing. Had my mouth dropping in awe and made my top fifteen list of shorts (no small feat), right up there with “The Darkness Box” by Ursula K. LeGuinn and “Captivity” by Zenna Henderson.
Oh, wow. I’m glad you liked my story! I’m honored to make it to your top 15 list!