Sunday, December 18, 2011

WriMo Day 10

I know the day's still young, but I just agh! I can't write anymore! I think I need to take a creative break and write a song or do jumping jacks. I don't know. Everything in me is just rebelling against hitting the 20,000 word mark and I KNOW why I do this. I KNOW I'm just scared of this story going anywhere. But...

It still doesn't change the fact that I'm not writing right now. No matter how long I keep my eyes on this computer screen, the words just AREN'T going to come out. So I think I'm going to take a break. I think I'm going to think ahead and plot out what's going to happen beyond this scene. And we'll try again a little later. That's fair, right? I'm sure it's at least fair enough.

I've already got 253 words out today, though, so just in case I never return (aka go to bed without opening The Girl Book document again until tomorrow), I thought I'd introduce you to girl number two.

She's the oldest of the bunch and she's my Southern Belle. Sarah's character is so much fun to write because she's this no-nonsense, go-after-your-dreams type person who hails from New Orleans and is not afraid to get down. Too bad I'm not working on a Faye scene (you have to call her Faye, folks. If you don't, she will kill you); I would've been done yesterday!

Oh. And you see that weird "ear piercings" thing? Please ignore it. I make notes on my character drawings so that I can remember certain things like eye color, hair color, and things like their goals and hometowns and what nots. So yeah. That's what that is.

Do you guys do character profiles before you begin writing? I don't do it all the time, but sometimes (ESPECIALLY when working with multiple MC's) it helps. How do you go about doing it if you do and what information do you count as relevant?

Until next time, Loves. Here's a song of my little sister's favorite "college" boy singing an original song of his. Ignore the talking in the beginning. The song is actually quite lovely when you give it a listen.

Ciao for now,
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Maya: Thanks, Lovely. I had a great time and seriously loved the movie. I'm a little biased, though, because when you put Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. together in a film... that's... that's just not fair. :) My dear little Wondercat is now shaved and skinny. But she's clean! And that, my friend is a beautiful thing. I was glad I chose Lynnette too until my sister was like, "You've always just spelled it with one 'n.'" And I was like, "Did I?" And she was like "...Yeah." So... I'm confused once again. I guess, we'll see what happens. But spelling aside, her name is still Lyn(n)ette. And I mean, that's pretty awesome. Lol!


  1. I like doing character profiles before I write. And also, you can't force writing. When you do it turns out stale and will end up deleted. It's a good idea to step away and take a break, I'm sure it's much needed.

  2. I just jump into a story once I begin; I don't make an outline or character profiles but I have a vague formation of the two in my head. Character profiles are great if you're the kind of person who can easily come up with them. Or if you're like me, as the story goes, you strengthen your visual character profiles XD The drawing of Sarah-- whoops, I mean Faye, is great! And no worries haha, I'm always putting random stuff on my drawings too.
    The best advice I can give is to eat a yummy, caramel-y chocolate bar lol. It may not exactly help, but it'll put you in a happier, more optimistic mood which hopefully will lead to better writing. Or you can read some Harry Potter-- food for the imagination ;)
    Lol, both Lyn(n)ette's are cute, just go with whichever sounds easier XD It's like how people pronounce either; some with 'ee' others with "eye", so it all depends on what you think is right.
    Good luck with the writing! =)
    xox, love, Maya