Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Ah, Tuesdays, update day! Well, first things first then! The new beginning that I added worked out nicely, so nicely that I only had to do a few changes to the old beginning to weave it into my novel. Of course I will have to rewrite most of it to flow a little better, but that is for my second draft/edit, whichever you want to call it. So that brings my shiny word count to 13519. I feel this is good considering everything that has been forced onto my back this month. I have barely been around my computer for practically the first three weeks, then I bought a netbook. And now, even though I have this cute little netbook, I have about 10 minutes to myself before something demands my attention throughout the day. I also have my college courses to complete, and just last week we were issued our final projects, so that has taken a lot of time away from my novel also. Though, no excuses, I will finish this one, partly because I can see the map of it in my head, and partly because I am so sick of not being able to finish one, even though I've probably started a few hundred. Shitty that I keep putting one of my dreams on hold like that, but I feel like it just wasn't meant to be, maybe some space and time dimensional God felt like I wasn't ready, but regardless if that God wants me to finish or not now, I want to!
Second off, I would love to thank Elizabeth Poole and Charity Bradford for creating the Birth of a Novel. I have meet some wonderful people that I am happy to have met. (I know we still have one more Tuesday, but just in case someone doesn't read it next week, I want to make sure they read it now!)
Thirdly, I have some pretty exciting ideas for my blog which I will be implementing come December. I will keep the update Tuesday thing going, simply because I like this, it's a kick in the pants to get out to the world that I will not be quitting. A great way to keep motivated even if in your head your not. I will also continue with the whole NaNo mindset of quantity over quality while writing. I read somewhere that the first draft is just about the creative process, getting your story out; adding description, depth, and your inner editor to your novel is what the editing process is about. I've taken that advice when I wrote for a paycheck, and it still rings true to this day. More to come on what I have planned for my blog probably next week sometime.
I thank you for reading, and I hope everyone has a great week novelizing/blogging!