Hello friends (and … random people I don’t know … and … I just made your presence awkward … well, I guess you can stay anyway *sigh*)!
Today I’m going to ramble on about my novels considerably, so … you’ve been warned.
Let’s start with Ivy Introspective, because … well, I just want to. I have no reason for this, but I’m just going to and … and … stop asking me questions I can’t answer.
Most of my writing as-of-late (on IvIn, anyway) has been in a notebook, wonder of wonders. I haven’t written in a notebook since … a long time ago. And I haven’t written a ton now that I’m writing in a notebook for the first since a long time ago since writing in a notebook is slower than my thoughts for me. Let me explain.
My thoughts are going really fast and I’m thinking a couple paragraphs ahead of what I’m writing, and eventually I have to stop thinking so that I can start writing again … and then everything’s all mixed up. So I have to read over what I write and correct it because I wrote a lot of stupid typos, et cetera, et cetera, and … it’s a vicious cycle.
So … much as I love writing on paper, it just isn’t working for me. 😄
And, besides, the way I talk about my thinking a couple paragraphs makes me sound like a nerd. Not that I’ve anything against nerds; I just don’t want to be one myself, and … this is awkward. Stop making me awkward. You know what I mean.
I can type as many as 90 words a minute (according to a test I just took)!!!
Where am I in the writing of Ivy Introspective, the novel I was supposed to finish a while ago? Like, months and months ago?
Well, to be fair, I did finish it in November, but it needed … refinished. 😄 Well, I like the way the new draft is going. But … there’s not as much of this nice-going draft as I’d like (over 15,000 words … not counting what I’ve written in a notebook and don’t care to count). That’s about 30% finished by my estimation.
Anyway, new goal = finish Ivy Introspective by the end of July.
July, in which I’ll be gone for, like, three weeks of. 😄 Well, I guess I can write on vacation. On paper. (see above) 😉
But, seriously, is that a reachable goal? Perhaps. We’ll see. If I can only get past this stupidly awkward conversation between Mrs. Knight and Mr. Parker, I’d have half a chance! But he’s just so … so … infuriating! I hate him.
And, yes. Yes, I did create him.
Now, one to The Lady of the Vineyard, which I admit I’m focusing more on lately.
I’ve got over 10,000 words here, which rounds up to about eleven chapters.
Now, I know like that doesn’t seem like a lot, but most of the time I’ve been spending on The Lady of the Vineyard has been spent revising it. I know, I know. I should revise until I’ve finished. But I’ve been making so many changed mid-writing that I keep on having to go over it and change it so it makes sense. And yes. My first drafts have to make sense.
I’m sorry! I just don’t want a repeat of the Ivy Introspective fiasco where I have to do an entire rewrite! DON’T JUDGE ME!!! (which … is a reference. But no points. 😉 It’s too obscure.
Comment, Miss Briel, comment!!!)
Anyway, I’m currently writing a scene where Adele goes through an old box she found in the back of her extremely messy closet (she’s a disorganized person … unlike me …). It’s really interesting to write. Brings to mind the Heirs of the Trunk days for some reason (and … only my friends in real life and Lana will get that! 😄 )
(EDIT = I wrote this post Monday and then made unexpected leaps and bounds in the writing of TLOTV. So … 11,528 words, somewhere in the middle of chapter eleven, writing a scene that is also reminiscent of the Heirs of the Trunk days. 😄 )
Well, I think that’s about all for today, guys! I know I didn’t ramble as much as I thought I would … but this post is …
- AN ENTIRE WEEK LATE OH MY GOSH I’M SUCH A TERRIBLE BLOGGER AAAAAH!!!
Comment! … or the comment-loving serial killers will get you! 😉
What? No, that isn’t creepy! There are stalkers out there who follow you around (on the internet) and if you don’t comment, you’d better watch out, ’cause they’re gonna get you! And … yes, I did just make that up.
p.s. Gonna be gone to camp for a week starting this coming Sunday! There will be no posts from the 3rd to the 8th. 🙂 Au revoir, internet, for a week. *sobs*