Monday, May 17, 2010

Falling Behind

I've majorly fallen behind in the challenge. My Muse is refusing to cooperate. I take out my notebook to write and I get nothing. When I do write I feel like I'm writing a "Dick and Jane" story.

So her I am sitting stuck at roughly 4 pages and I don't know what to do. I hate failing. Of course, it's 4 pages more than I'd written in months but still. I feel like I'm failing because this is such a doable challenge.

UGH! I really, really need my Muse to come home. Heck I'd even settle for a new one if she abandoned me for good.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 2

Today was a little slower then I'd have liked. Only managed to get just over a half page done.

I need to spend some time hashing out the couple of characters I do have at the moment. So that I know who and what I'm working with. It's hard working on a story when you don't know your characters too well. Unlike when I was working on my NaNo story 3 years main character just wouldn't be quiet. But Declan, he's very quiet...I'm trying to figure him out, but he's not helping me. He seems quite stubborn and the silent.

Hopefully Day 3 will be more productive.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 1

Made it through the first day. I was a bit skeptical if I could. I have Declan who keeps popping into my head but I don't know too much about him. So the way I'm portraying him know could change if this goes anywhere. Part of me wants to tie him into a previous WiP I have...but I don't know how I'd do that yet...if I do it. I'd have to rework where my original idea for that one was going.

But 1 page down, 55 more to go.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A new challenge

I've participated in NaNoWriMo in the past, and well for one reason or another I never finish it. But here's one that starts tomorrow that seems a bit more doable, and maybe it will help me to prepare for the next NaNo in November.

I heard about this challenge from Julie over at Julie Is Writing. It's being hosted by Swimmer.

One page a day starting May 6th and ending June 30th. Seems completely doable, I sort of despise word counts, though I know they are a necessary evil. Check out Swimmer's page for all the rules and Good Luck.


Writing's always been a passion. When I was in my teens I wrote a lot of poetry, all of which was lost unfortunately.

Nowadays, my writing is story based. Though, Muse seems to have taken an extended vacation. She sends me the occasional postcard but it's not enough. I want to lure her back somehow. I want, need to get back to writing even if it's just for myself.

I thought this might be a good place to track my progress or lack there of, which ever the case may be. My passion to write is in the fantasy realm, with dragons, elves, faeries, gnomes, witches and wizards...castles and the like.

Her latest postcard to me was of a man named Declan. He's a Highlander. Hiding amongst the common folk, trying to escape his life as a Duke or Earl or some big shot (don't have that detail yet)...possibly a king even. But he's forced to reveal or reclaim his lands when they begin to fall into ruin and war. He has few friends that stand by his side...Elves and faerie folk of course.