I got some good writing done Wednesday and reached my goal for the day, putting me at 45k with 95 pages. That feels pretty good! I have really come a long way in such a short time! In the past, I always wrote chapter by chapter and edited as I went (I’m still going to divide it up into chapters and look at them individually as part of my editing) but ever since I wrote Rickety House for NaNo two years ago, I’ve been unable to do it that way. During that project was the first time I had ever written anything all in one document, looking at it as a continuous story as I wrote it, and I just haven’t been able to go back to the other way since.
At the risk of getting wayyy off base, let me talk about that briefly. I say that writing Rickety House ruined me because I did it this way, and for a long time afterward I had terrible writer’s block. I couldn’t go back to my old way and yet couldn’t progress to the new way either. Also, before Rickety, I found that I could barely write if I wasn’t posting each chapter online for other people to see. That story showed me that I didn’t have to do that and I could trust myself to finish without other people seeing it, yet also left me feeling confused about how to begin anything else afterward.
I digress. back to the subject (if there was one).
Lately I’ve been able to get a handle on a few things in Nevermor that had me stumped previously, such as what to write for battle scenes and being able to get into Rifter’s pov. The Scourge has also been on my mind lately, because I’m getting ready to really bring out his character. Of course, my mind is always busy, as it should be when writing a book. There are so many details to think about and get straight. Also, it helps keep me sane.
The sorts of things that have crossed my mind lately:
– Focusing on fight scenes and monsters. (I love me some monsters)
– Doing a lot of thinking about the Scourge and who he is as a character
– I am STILL figuring out the Rifter for myself.
– Need to get my events in order for the second half of the book.
-Trying to keep myself from rethinking the opening chapters until later…
– Trying to decide how to promote and get more attention for Nevermor
And many other things. It never really stops until it’s over. :p
November is drawing closer, and I really hope I can get to the point in the story where I want to be before then! I think it will be downhill from there, easier. I expect it to be fast-paced and hopefully it will just roll out onto the pages – even though there is still a lot that needs to be done!
Once again, thank you all for checking in on the blog! I just can’t say that enough. To know that you’re interested means a lot and I really can’t wait for you all to read it!
Don’t forget about the mug contest, which is still going to be open throughout November! https://projectnevermor.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/contest-win-a-signed-project-nevermor-mug/