Okay, so it is just the first day, but for a girl that has never written a novel before, I take pride in pretty much any amount of words on a page towards that end. And hey, they even kind of sound like a novel already!
So yeah, first day down. Though I will say, writing is actually pretty hard guys. It was difficult to force myself to just settle down and write. I think the hardest part was when I was attempting to write dialogue scenes. The line breaks kept jarring me out of it. And I would sit there staring thinking, “Okay, now what does he say back to her?” Then I was worried about how much I should describe, because I really, really don’t want to fall into the tired fantasy trope of being overly descriptive. That is allll over the fantasy genre. Though I might have gone a little too far in the opposite direction. So I think tomorrow I will go back in and add a little description so everyone gets the feel of this one creepy goblin that is part of the inciting incident of my story.
Goal for tomorrow: Write another 2,000 words!
If any of you are doing NaNoWriMo with me, comment below and tell me about your experience so far!! And if you wanna be my writing buddy my screen name on the site is: csadin.
Now I am going to go reward myself with some Buffy. Catch you guys on the flip side!
Okay, so one of my friends posted on her Facebook that she had signed up for NaNoWriMo, and seeing as how I have been rolling around attempting to write a book in my head I immediately followed suit and signed up.
Oh god what have I done?
So here it is. I am broadcasting my official bid at this insanity. I’m thinking some kind of fantasy novel with some sexy time parts (probably because I have been watching/reading the vaginal fantasy book club novels!!). Sounds like a plan? Yeah, sounds like a plan.
Okay, so I just joined Goodreads, which is basically a social networking site for people that read and like to review and talk about books! Also, you can like follow your favorite authors and see what they are reading, reviewing, and doing.
Even though I love reading, like a lot, the real reason that I joined the site was because of Vaginal Fantasy. Vaginal Fantasy is the book club started by Felicia Day and three of her buddies, Bonnie Burton, Kiala Kazabee, and Veronica Belmont. The book club explores “vaginal fantasy” books, which are supernatural romance novels! So each month, they assign books, it used to be only one book and now they have a main and an alt, and then on the last Tuesday of every month they have a Google+ hangout where they all drink and discuss the book. Aka, it’s awesome. And hysterical. And yeah, watch it.
But the best part about it is that on Goodreads they have forums where everyone can talk and discuss the books! It’s fun! They also take questions and monitor what everyone is saying on Twitter and Goodreads about the books during their livestream, which also sounds like a lot of fun! I’m going to try to watch it live this month! I’ve already read the alt book for this month “Master of Crows“, I’ve started interacting on the forums, and maybe I can even set up an in person meetup! Some cities already have them at coffee shops and the like!
So basically I’m excited. I mean what else do I have to do while I bide my two more months alone before I can move back home to my family and my fiance?