Wednesday, November 20, 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:

Each Item a Story - 25,000 words
A journal a woman keeps as she sorts through antique items and documents left in a home she purchased.

Olivia's Mountain Tale - 3,607 words
Olivia is left in the mountains by her uncle to guard the sheep grazing in the summer pastures.  This summer could change the course of her life.

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 with last weeks disappointing update, I pushed through and have been writing like a mad woman! I am turning out 3 to 4 thousand words on average for the days I write.  I have regained steam on my original story and now know where it is going, though it will only be a short story (I only have about 5 - 10K left for it) I have reached my original goal of 25,000 words!! Can you believe it?! I reached my goal and am going to surpass it by far!  With the inspiration of a secondary story, that I started writing this week as of last night, I am only 3K behind the official Nano pace!  With both stories flowing and plenty of inspiration, I hope to be caught up by the end of this week and maybe, just maybe I can win this year.

But even if I don't win, I can honestly say I finally achieved a goal, and will hopefully have at least one completed story (my first since all the others are sitting in my box waiting for an ending) to show for it!

It is amazing the difference a week can make! How is your Nano experience going, or your writing project?


  1. This is so great for you! It's the best feeling to hit the 50,000 mark, NaNo or not. EXCITED for you!!

    1. It is so close I can taste it! I am really excited, but I am even more excited that I will actually finish a story, something I haven't done since elementary school!