Have neglected posting here because I’ve done some serious re-evaluation of my story so far. Results not looking too good. Have a big idea now that *might* solve the issue I’ve been having for this story every time I tried to write it, BUT it means massively rewriting again. Which doesn’t matter, because I do love writing, and I can put out a lot of words quickly. Means I’m not progressing as fast as I’d like, though.
Today, though: brilliant word count. 2,991 words! 😀
And finally I have some conflict. It isn’t much, but it’s coupled with a growing intensity between Liya and Mariany, and I feel like I’m finally telling the story I wanted to tell. I’m on the right track now, and this is powerful stuff. I love NaNo!
Good start today, and I still like what I’m getting. Still can’t see a lot of plot or external conflict, but I’m getting a better feel of Liya and Mariany. Conflicted people, torn between different ethics and needs. I’m not entirely clear on what they are, but there is emotion, and their dialogues are full of tension. I like that.
I may have had enough for the day. I can’t seem to see very well anymore. 😛 Really like what I’ve been getting today, though. Love all the exchanges between Liya and Mariany, and managed to add a bit of conflict, even if it’s just a tiny bit. But better than nothing! Looking forward to continuing this scene tomorrow. Days like these, writing doesn’t feel like work at all.
Today I had a glimpse at the future of this story:
My temper has cooled with the years. I suppose old age has made me wiser, the way I never believed that it would. Most of my days, I can think back on my life and smile, knowing that I have done well. Most days, I fall asleep gladly, and gratefully. But there is one pain in me that never fades, no matter how many times I look at it to wear off the edges. It is that final moment at the Wall, the last time that our eyes met.
I just fell asleep. Just like that. No idea how it happened. I’d even set my alarm at 1am to get some words in, but somehow… well, perhaps I’m not the role-model of discipline that sometimes I think I am.
Today, though! 2,179 words written so far and I’m not going to give up for a while yet. Liya is having yet another conversation, this time with Joryanda, and this story seems to consist mainly of characters sitting at tables and talking instead of doing something interesting… but, that is what revision is for. Though it would be nice to know what my plot is.
… for the day, and now I really can’t write anymore. Finished that journal entry, though, which makes me happy. No idea what scene to write tomorrow, but I’ll think of something while falling asleep. What a fantastic writing day it’s been! I live for days like those. 😀
… of how many words I’m at for the day because they are spread out across two or three scenes, but I’ll check a final time before I sleep. I’m really tired, but got a very nice journal entry for Joryanda. I hear her voice very clearly, learn things about her I didn’t know. I don’t know what’s going on with my Muse, but I’ll just say thank you and take it. She’s having SUCH a good time! And so am I. Life is beautiful when I’m writing like this.
Mariany and Liya are sharing cookies in a basement. Love their humour, the way they are so different and yet connect. No idea where this is going yet, but I like the words I’m getting. They come easily and have lots of FEEL in them. Which is what matters most at this stage, really. I can fix up THINK in revision. 🙂
Not bad. That leaves only about 1,000 for the daily goal, but hopefully I’ll be able to do more. Liya and Mariany just met, and I love the way their dialogues flow. I could write dialogue with the two of them all day. There’s a nice contrast between them. But now, to work. I have kids to teach.
And with that, I’m going to bed. It’s nearly midnight, and I have to be up at 5 am. Alarm clock ringing at 4.30. =/ But — what a great writing day it was! And I’m loving Yana as a character. Not sure what she is up to, if she’s really old and wise or if she knows something… but I’m sure I will find out. Tomorrow, it’s Mariany time. I’m looking forward to that!