Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday Writing

So Wednesday is my official writing update day. I have so many story projects going on and I need a push to get some done. So I will be trying to post each Wednesday about how my writing adventures are going (and I may need a swift kick in the pants by you guys sometimes).

Current Active Project:

Princess Bs - 34,317 words

A story about a woman, recently divorced and returned to her home town to figure out what is next. She encounters an old friend and spends a weekend with him and his daughters. Feelings that are long since buried are rising up again, but are her recent loss and his current life going to stand in the way of their happily ever after?

Tamlyn Marie's Grace - 5,811

Think Cinderella only with a matchmaker ;)

Other Works in Progress:

The New Old Home - 17,193 words

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but what would you do with that money? That is the question presented to Natalie, when she is at the lowest point in her life, she is presented with an opportunity to make any normal person's dreams come true, but all those winnings can't give her what she wants most.

Night Rider - 17,229

Alice is a recent high school graduate who is a very accomplished competitive rider in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western/Rodeo. Her parents had arranged for her to attend a private college on the east coast geared specifically to equine professions. However, Alice wants to focus on her studies in English Literature. When she arrives at the college she hides her riding abilities, but can she keep her talent and love of horses hidden?

The Last Mountains - 13,468 (handwritten) = 15,766 (typed)

A equine shapeshifting family is being hunted to near extinction and the young new leader must go against all her lessons and approach the elite council for aide. Will they help her? How will she keep her family's traditions and values alive, let alone her herd?

Other Ideas Plotting:

Bloodsoar's Story
A pegasus struggles through life, ejected from the herd, near capture by humans.

The Assassin's Assassin
A student learns what the school is really teaching and sets out to destroy those who support the program.

Angel Story
Angels battle out an age old feud in a parallel world

All in the Company
A business that keeps to itself, employees marry employees and live on company property. Lissandra is ordered to marry Cody but both are always on business and don't know one another.

Little Wind Guides
Little Wind must lead her clan to new territory as the gods of the Fire Forest are cleansing their home with wrath.  Will they follow her while she holds so many secrets.

So I am starting to freak out about not planning for Nanowrimo this year! I usually plot and plan within an inch of my life but this year, I only have a vague idea of where I am going to start!
I have gathered some supplies to help me along the way . .

I have a handy little notepad, pen and some sticky notes for ideas. 
The super awesome USB memory stick that is also a bracelet to carry my story everywhere (for sale here)
Some plot bunnies (for sale on etsy)
Some writing prompts, sealed with little book stickers for a reminder of the end goal (writing prompts for sale on etsy)
I also have some encouraging stickers to put on my calendar when I reach my word count for the day.
I have decided that while the official Nanowrimo goal is 50,000 words, I wanted to set a goal that is a little more attainable in my busy life. I am going to shoot for 25,000. I know it seems small but it will be a big achievement for me.
Best of luck to all my fellow nanoers!!

1 comment:

  1. WOOT! That's a good goal to reach for. :) I'm unofficially participating by writing a novella in November. I've been plotting it out and I will hopefully be able to start by November 3rd. I might be able to start sooner but with the tour and stuff, we'll see. ;) Have fun! I'll be cheering you on!!!