Words on Wednesday: Stupid Cupid

This has been a very interesting week, writing wise. After struggling with my revision methods yet again, I decided to do a book map of what I have. Similar to JK Rowling’s plotting method, it helped me realise just how disjointed the book is. This was my reaction when I finished it and printed it out:

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Basically, I thought it was shit. So I slept on it.

When I woke up I had a new idea. I’m currently blocking out the three acts and then I might work out the key plot points/beats before I decide if there is anything on the beat sheet that I can use, and then we’ll see after that.

Wish me luck!

Words on Wednesday: Stupid Cupid

As you may have seen already, I’m working on the second draft of Stupid Cupid. I’m already the happiest I’ve been in a long time.

I did the initial and outline read throughs, which made me be like this:

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And now I’m working on some brainstorming which is making me more like this:

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By this time next week, I’m hoping to be working on the new outline.

 

Update

Hi, this is just a quick update to say that after struggling with drafting for WEEKS, I’m going to be focusing on revisions, which means working on Stupid Cupid again!

Words on Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2015

First, I’d like to apologise for the lack of post on Monday. I completely forgot about it until the last minute.

OVERVIEW

I WON. It was a lot of hard work, so, so much hard work, but I won and managed to finish the first draft of Stupid Cupid

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I am rather tired though, and still ill…

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DAY BY DAY

DAY TWENTY SIX

TARGET: 43,333

ACTUAL: 43,382

Thursday was a good day.

DAY TWENTY SEVEN

TARGET: 45,000

ACTUAL: 45,008

Friday was another good day. No write in because I was still ill.

DAY TWENTY EIGHT

TARGET: 46,666

ACTUAL: 47,011

Saturday was a very good day, seeing as it was my first 2K day in ages.

DAY TWENTY NINE

TARGET: 43,888

ACTUAL: 50K!

YES! After a 3K day I hit 50K and came very close to finishing the book.

DAY THIRTY

TARGET: 50,000

ACTUAL: finished

TODAY WAS THE DAY I FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT OF STUPID CUPID.

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SNIPPET

Words on Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2015

OVERVIEW

NaNoWriMo 2015 is nearly over! It’s kind of hard to believe how close it is to the end, but then, at the same time, it isn’t. It has been a very good week and I think there is only one way to sum up the week in gif form:

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DAY BY DAY

DAY NINETEEN

TARGET: 31,667

ACTUAL: 31,668

Thursday was a good, if totally normal, day.

DAY TWENTY

TARGET: 33,333

ACTUAL: 33,452

Friday was another good, if totally normal writing day.

DAY TWENTY ONE

TARGET: 35,000

ACTUAL: 35,637

Saturday night was the first half of the annual all night write in that my region does and I did very well!

DAY TWENTY TWO

TARGET: 36,666

ACTUAL: 37,437

The early hours of the morning were also the lock in, and I wrote the daily amount then. I didn’t do anymore because I was brainstorming more of my next project.

DAY TWENTY THREE

TARGET: 38,333

ACTUAL: 38,963

Monday was a good writing day in which I had a lot of emotions.

DAY TWENTY FOUR

TARGET: 40,000

ACTUAL: 40,643

Yesterday was a good day, though I was unwell and couldn’t make the write in.

DAY TWENTY FIVE

TARGET: 41,666

ACTUAL: 40,888

At the time of posting this, I haven’t written very many words. I am kind of slow and am blaming the cold that I have. Sprints are much needed to kick my butt into gear.

SNIPPET

A Nicky and David friendship moment.

An hour later, he was knocking on David’s front door and waiting to see if he was there, hoping that if he was, he would accept his apology and let him in. He kept glancing over Elijah’s house. Their door was bright green.

A moment later, David opened the front door.

“I’m not going out,” he said, “It’s the Sabbath.”

“I know.” Nicky said. “I came to apologise.”

David rose an eyebrow and looked like he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “For what?”

“I’ve been an idiot. I know that Sienna and I are having issues, but that was no excuse for treating you the way I have. I hope you’ll accept this apology because I would really like to try and help you get Elijah to go out with you again.”

David smiled – the familiar, infectious smile that always made Nicky feel as though it was them two against the world. “Of course I accept your apology. Why wouldn’t I? You’re my best friend. You’ll always be my best friend, no matter what. Come in.”

Monday Muses

Monday Muses is all about what’s inspired me in the last week. So expect a variety of things! To find out what I go to for inspiration, visit this post

This week I was as inspired by music as ever and there were two songs that I played on repeat and will keep playing on repeat as I write some scenes.

I also started brainstorming a new project which means that I will be mentioning that in these posts to.