Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yeah, The Slight Of My Hand Is Now A Quick Pull Trigger

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!


  1. You have soooo much going on that any word count you can get is a very nice accomplishment. So you are progressing well.

    I hadn't considered what I would do regarding the Birth of a Novel updates after NaNo was over. But you've made some awesome points, especially about giving myself a weekly kick in the pants. Hmmm... something to definitely look at doing as well.

    Do well in school, have a Happy Thanksgiving and write as you can. Bring that novel to fruition!

  2. Thank you Angela, your words are very inspiring. To all that participated in the Birth of a Novel, I am going to keep the links to their blogs up and keep checking on their progress/updates. I really like the group that we have here, and I find them very interesting. For so long I have written alone, in my own little world, not knowing there was anything out there like this, and I want to stay here as long as I can. Writing can be a very lonely profession/dream and humans by nature are social creatures, so the more interaction I have the better!

    Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your day to comment =) Have a great Thanksgiving also (though, by the time I'm posting this, the day is already over, and the turkey already in my belly)

  3. Yaaay! Keep going. Even if it's slow progress, it's still progress, you know?

    And I will definitely be updating through December, until the novel is done really. So I will be right here with you!

  4. I agree with Angela's sentiments that you are progressing well. Focus on school and write as much as you can. Best of luck to you Nyxie and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!