Wednesday, November 9, 2011

#Row80 11/9 & #NaNoWriMo

Again with than less than exciting check-in.  I've had a bit of a problem this week.  Always and Forever is supposed to be my front and center WIP.  When I finally sit down with it, it works just fine.  The problem is that Dea's story, Shattered Remnants, has been the progressing story in my head.  This is my fault.  That's what happens when I crack that one open and ponder over it.  So I didn't even open it since I last posted more on the story.  It didn't help.  It's still screaming for attention.  Thought up a total game changer while trying to ignore it.  Yep, I've rewritten this story too many times to keep track and it is still growing.  I'm about to ground it to the notebook until NaNo is done.  I've said I was going to continue Madison's story with NaNo, and I want to stick to that.

That, and Madison's story is easier to swallow.  I don't know how to explain it, but her tale has more ups than downs.  Yes, there's problems she has to overcome, but she has a cheerful outlook.  Dea is more of a dwell in the shadows type character.  Then I wonder if there is such a things as too much angst in a plot line.  No one is safe in Shattered Remnants.  It is definitely a darker story than Always and Forever.  And there is no rush to finish Shattered Remnants.  The publisher I really, really want is not taking submissions at the moment.  That means I have time, right?

As you can see, I'm thinking too much.  I need to focus on A&F and let SR sit tight for a bit.  The trick is following my own advice.

Sunday the 6th - 0 (boo)
Monday the 7th - 1132
Tuesday the 8th - 924 (and that was a battle on its own)


  1. It's always easier said than done. I always have too many stories overflowing my head. It gets really hard to focus on one wip at a time ...
    But you're making progress, over 2k words this week and it's only Wed.
    Good luck with the rest of the week!

  2. It's funny how that works. I'm going to work on... oh no I'm not! LOL. Perhaps, just perhaps, jot down the notes detailing where you see SR going but still work on A&F. There's nothing wrong with making notes. Writing it is another matter ;) If the story is as hot as you feel it is right now, letting it bake for a bit won't hurt a thing. Focus on A&F. Don't be distracted by the shiny ;)

  3. Advice is easier sais than done, I get wips screaming for attention completely at random, guess my mind wanders a bit too far sometimes. Try not to dwell on the nano word count too much, it'll seem even more daunting. Keep moving forward. Best of luck for the rest of the week.

  4. I have the same problem at times. The NaNo project is consuming my attention...and I'm neglecting the finished WIP---which isn't good as my release date nears!

    Best of luck, Wendy in sorting your stories!

  5. I know exactly what you mean. NaNo, WIP, so many stories ... so little time!