Midweek reflections

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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I don't really have much to comment on today. Sort of in a reflective mood but it hasn't really come out in words much yet. So check-in goals and random stuff it is then.

However, goals: I did read and comment on at least 5 of Sunday's ROW80 check-ins. I started at the bottom of the list and then popped on a few of the ones I've been on more than once. I've put in at least an hour of ponderings each day since Sunday on Broken Destinies. Haven't written much yet, still brainstorming what the characters are going to be doing in the last third, but after discussion with my husband, we worked out more of the hidden story going on during the already completed part, plus a couple areas I need to develop more. But then most of the completed part was done during NaNo last year, so it's fast and loose and has parts where I have comments like "write more about ___ here." Still going to try to have plot hashed out by this upcoming Sunday, but even if I don't make it, I'm getting back into the feel of the world and the character goals.

This is post 2 for the week, so coming along there. Still have to do my two crits, will try to get one of those done this evening. Had a bit of a scare on Saturday or Sunday when our whole group had been banned from the forum for spam. Turns out to have been a mistake regarding an ISP thing, so in less than a day, it was corrected. But it was still freaky.

Big news for me was getting the books I'd ordered. I'm currently halfway through Fangtales now, and most of the stories have been pretty good so far, which should be taken as high praise since I am NOT a vampire fan at all. I give it a fairly consistent 3-4 throughout the first half.

The other fun thing was today's worldbuilding hangout on Google+ hosted by Juliette Wade. We talked about magic systems. Next Wednesday we'll be talking about gender. So if you want to jump in the discussion or just join to listen, it'll be at 2pm EST. Hope some of you will stop on by.

Have a great rest of the week.


Anonymous said...

Good luck with your goals the rest of the week. You can do it!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck!
I'm getting ready for NaNoWriMo too.

Anonymous said...

Good luck hashing out your plot. I think the only way to do a solid Nano is if you know EXACTLY what you want to write. Good luck to you!

Jaleh D said...

I'm not doing NaNo this year, just working on finishing what I'd worked on for last year's. But yes, having a plan helps in many cases. I have a story idea I may try next year.

Jenny said...

Good luck in getting it all together and don't lose faith in yourself. You can reach your goals. Have fun finishing up last year's NaNo project and then congratulate yourself on a job well done!

Nadja Notariani said...

Don't forget to sign up for Lena and Em's NaNo - Fun Not Fear Support Group...there's a link on my blogpage if you decide to check it out...and join in the ROW80 group forum on NaNo!

Love that title, Broken Destinies! It's catchy and luring. I hope your reflective mood matches up to a scene you'll be writing - that'll really give it some strong emotion! Have a great weekend, Jaleh!

Katy Bennett said...

My current wip was a nano attempt. Seems like you're having fun and getting back into the story world, best of luck for the week.

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