Figured out how to work the lead in to the first conflict point (all the rising tension will be fun)
Figured out how to work out the follow through to the conflict point,
Since I'm at the first point of the lead in, I figure I can work out the rest soon enough. I mean, I know what's going to happen, in a vague sense, but I don't know what my four points are between the conflict and the discovery, and then there's from the discovery to the climax, and then the lead in to the next part.
Then I have to go in and work on what I've already written, add in all the descriptions I've skipped out on, add in all the little scenes that help.
Then I have to track down a beta to tell me if it works (hoping Rye's able to do that)
Then I have to fix what the beta points out
Then I have to design the cover
Hopefully, I can get it to my beta before November so I can work on the sequel then, and I can get the cover designed and the story published for Christmas. I'm planning to go through Lulu again, of course.
“Because you’re weird,” Kris replied.
Novel sneak peek there.
Also, I've hit plus 10,000 words! I'm totes rocking my writing right now. I'm kind of stalling because I don't really know what happens once Trebon gets settled in, but I think I'm going to skip the eval part and plunge straight into lessons. I haven't decided yet, I know there's going to be some issues with history, (Qua'nat history being that Qua'nat City has always been the capital and Nat'rean history being that it's only been around for ten generations), and geography, which will actually be fun because Treb's got some back up on that one. I'll just draw a subject out of the hat and write about Treb's issues with it, I think.
There are things I haven't figured out, like the MC lived with these nomads who are officially known as the "Riders of Eagle's Nest" or some such, but are essentially an entirely different kingdom/whatever of elves who might be loyal to the Qua'nat King because of treaty, but who don't consider themselves bound by the Qua'nat laws.
I don't know how to explain all of this without a ton of exposition, but I'm hoping I can figure it out as go.
I'm planning to do my word count by picking one scene at a time and writing it, trying to maintain a steady time line. Then I can go back and fit in some more transitional scenes or such later on in the second draft. So far I have:
MC comes home
MC has breakfast with parents/oldest brothers before leaving to be sequestered until he's of age
I know what the next two scenes are for certain and I have some vague ideas for the third and maybe a fourth (I'm not sure how soon I should put the stresser in the story. I'm thinking there should be two "before" scenes, because there's the one that kind of explains a few things about why the MC left, and then there should also be one to realy highlight the issues the MC is having in the sequestered palace, but I don't know if both of them could be worth two thousand words. I certainly intend to try.
Then, of course, is the stresser scene, which is followed by two pivotal scenes and possibly a filler scene. Then there's the "take action" scene which is followed by the "montage" scene and the "adventuring scene" then the next specific conflict scene followed by the lead in to the next book scene and ending with the resolution.
All told it could be called eighteen chapters.
When I write the second draft, I'm going to have to add in more discriptions for surroundings. Third draft will focus more on action, and fourth draft will be spit polished before I prep for publishing.
I guess you can tell I'm excited about this story. I need to sleep now or I might start writing the campfire chapter. As is, I'll probably write it today to help my word count.
After all, I'm not looking to write the exact number of words every day, isn't the purpose to hit 50,000 before midnight on Aug 30 afterall?
Trapped between two worlds, and never really a part of either of them
It makes me happy when stuff like that happens. It's like, suddenly, the world falls into place when you really find the words to discribe your MC's motivation. Although, I'm a little annoyed because my 'v' key keeps sticking. It gave me a gem earlier though "neer lie" instead of never live.
Hope any other Camp NaNo people are having as much fun as I am!
So, what's going on with me...
New Website! Dragon Heart Ink, being a way for me to share more about my original fiction (as opposed to Hope Unconquered which was always about the fanfiction more than anything.) Plus I have two blogs to maintain... The Rainbow Brotherhood and Hope Unconquered.
The Rainbow Brotherhood is all about, well, The Rainbow Brotherhood, my complex Power Rangers universe. Hope Unconquered is about writing for the sake of writing. I'm hoping I can keep them going with regular posts wandering through the different ideas I have. (Not going so well right now).
Learning to do layered paintings, mostly for the fun of it.
That's about it, really. Not much else to say.
I've read about writers who talk about how many stories they have going, how they can't "afford" writer's block or that writer's block doesn't exist. I think I agree with them. Sometimes, I don't know what to write and I back off, but mostly, I just start something else.
Today, for instance, I have six WIPs to work on, but I decided to start working on the next of my Samurai stories.
Because I'm about to be a NaNo panster rebel and write two novels in June. I think I'm going to focus first on one story and then the other, but not be exclusive. I'll also stick with writing fanfic sometimes, but usually when I get ahead in my word count.
I think I'll write that sequel to Wayward Son soon too. Give me a little cushion of work before I get bogged down in originals.
Then there's my blog The Rainbow Brotherhood which is where I write about what's going on behind the Brotherhood. The things I can't, won't or haven't fit into a story somewhere.
Plus Tumblr and I'm trying to post some of my random original stories on fictionpress.com (Not that I'll be sharing that here just yet.)
I'm thinking that I'm going to cut back on my fanfic work soon. I mean, I have my Avengers fic, Not My Sins that I just started which I won't abandon. Then there's the Wayward Son sequel, but I think that's enough for "Atlantis Knights". Not Canon Samurai Series has two stories to go. I need to finish Get in Gear, and Petal To The Metal, but that's it for Summer's Boys. The Brotherhood is like the biggest part of what I've got going.
Maybe I won't start Jenna's Song (The Wayward Son sequel) just yet. That can back burner for a while longer I think. I can, instead, pull up The Blog and see what I can do with that. I found almost the entire thing in my Google Docs, which I still can't believe.
I can work on some other original ideas too. I mean, I want to work on Elven Journies, and maybe revisit Lightspeed Academy, and the clans.
I forgot about the clans.
The thing is, I should start writing more original stuff. Serious more original stuff. I shouldn't have to have a not for profit dictate my original stories writing.
This is my resolution for my 27th year. Made a month after my birthday, but it still counts.
“How do you label her?” Sydney said tartly.
Scott winked at Summer, “Summer’s our yellow, but she’s also a ‘pretty pink princess’ deep inside.”
Summer socked him the shoulder, hard.
“See,” Flynn said, “she’s pretty, smart, delicate.” An open palm stike to his chest robbed him of breathe.
“Kind, gentle,” Scott finished and fell back under Summer’s abrupt knee to the gut.
It worked though, the “SPD Rangers” weren’t leveling the blasters at them, even if they hadn’t quite holstered them yet.
Pedal to the Metal piece, at one point, I thought it was funny(?)
Lexi and Leigh are the children of Tommy Oliver and his wife Samantha (OFC) in the Rainbow Brotherhood. By all accounts they are a boy, Lexi, and a girl, Leigh. But are they?
( Rambles of an unstopable daydreamer ahoy )
Then I decided I didn't like my unsub and her motive and I change it.
Thing is, I made no note of the change, didn't add any of my new characters, nothing, leaving me scrambling for notes and information in the chapters I've already written, something I was HOPING to forego.
Yeah, I'm not the most organized person on the planet.
I've been writing a sort of future au fic for Power Rangers Samurai based on the thought that Shinkenger, the Sentai Series, brings in a Lady Red towards the end/middle of the season. My PRS Fic, A Bend In The Road, has that Lady Red as an OC named Mikayla, because Samurai doesn't show her just yet. The PR forum I lurk around was asking who your cross seasonal ships were and I've somewhat seriously considered eventually shipping Shane/Mikyala and I had actually opened a reply box to post that before I realized that Mikayla is my OC, and not actually based on a canon character, YET.
I also don't know what I'm going to do when PRS starts up and they bring in *their* Lady Red. If her name is Mikayla, I am going to take ALL the credit.