Hello again 🙂
NaNo continues and it is my main activity at home, especially after 8pm my brain starts to work. But it is not always easy, but let’s see:
My current word count: 25.034 words
There are some great characters who joined my journey and also affected the whole story I created. Here are my two favorite new members of the universe:
Constantine – she is a transgender Female, born male – she is a Shaman and taught herself quite some skills, she sometimes helps out in the shop and loves to hang around in the shop also in her free time. She will be a reappearing character (and wants to be a doll… for those who don’t know my blog – this is a doll collector speaking. lol). She has a bad mouth but a big heart. I love her already!
Horst – yes that is a real name, it is a German name and I laughed so much, since I first named him like this for fun but it got stuck. He is a truck driver who picked up Marie on the road when she was 15 and a runaway. He-is-so-lovely. But I don’t think he will come back. He has three daughters, who he adores and loves to show their pictures around. He is the one who tells Marie about Sailormoon – yes this conversation happened.
First I wrote with two open documents in Open Office. One is the story, of course, in the second one is everything else. Every person, story line, locations, time line. Yes I had everything in one text document and it was a mess. I always had to scroll up and down, search for the part I need and it not only took me more time to find something, but also got me sometimes completely out of my rhythm.
Then on fanfiktion.de someone mentioned yWriter – it is a free writing and plotting software, where you can organize everything! You can make character profiles with pictures, locations, and so on. It is also possible to split your story in chapters and scenes, where you can add for example the characters, who are in the scene. So you are able to look them up at all times, if needed.
I put everything in this software, all information I gathered over the last weeks. I also split my chapters into scenes – mostly based on location or what is happening – and made little notes in them what should happen. This is so much easier! I still write in open office, but I copy paste when the scene s done everything in yWriter. There are even more options and I still find out, what I can do with it. I really recommend it!!
The struggle is real xD
I am really surpised that I wrote each day since day one. But to be honest that is the main reason I am still writing in the first place. I think if I would have stopped at one point I would have stopped completely.
The first day of NaNo is still the day with the most words. I don’t know why, maybe because everything was fresh and new but I don’t think I will be ever over 3500 words a day again and that is fine. I am still a little bit over that what I should have…
A suggestion a friend made, I took really to heart. She said that you don’t have to write chronological – you can always skip to another scene and write there, if you can, so maybe later it is easier to continue with the other. That is something I didn’t thought about myself… so I did this the last three days and it was so much easier for me and i managed to write quite a lot (for me).
Yes that is it for now 🙂
We will see what will happen next – I wish you all motivation and inspiration!!