Beautiful Books {2}

beautiful books

Yay for number two! Credits to them for the image, of course.

Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?

My mental state is that I’m not doing good enough, even though I’m on track for 50k. I so want to get more than that.

What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?

Um…. I don’t want to share all that. But my first words are “Once Upon a Time”. (Cliche, I know, but the character who’s telling the story is being sarcastic, so it doesn’t count.)

Who’s your current favourite character in your novel?

What? I don’t choose fav– okay, it’s Harper, because she’s cool and her house is cool, but don’t tell her I said that.

What do you love about your novel so far?

Oh! I love how the characters that are telling the story have such distinct voices, one is sarcastic and the other is sassy.

Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes?

Not that I can think of, but all my sentences are weird from not using contractions.

What is your favourite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why?

Beginning because it’s the easiest, but then again in the middle I’ve really grown to love my characters and story.

What are your writing habits? Is there a specific snack you eat? Do you listen to music? What time of day do you write best? Feel free to show us a picture of your writing space!

I write best when I’m supposed to be sleeping. Other than that, no.

How private are you about your novel while you’re writing? Do you need a cheer squad or do you work alone (like, ahem, Batman)?

I’m Batman all the way.

What keeps you writing even when it’s hard?

My competitiveness. Not going to go into details.

What are your top 3 pieces of writing advice?

  1. Love what you write. It’s so much easier to finish a novel when you are motivated to finish the project (or extend it so it’s never over).
  2. Know what you write. I love just taking time to think about scenes, so when the time comes to write them it flows easier. However, “know what you write” has a different meaning from person to person.
  3. Sprint what you write. I made a little spin off of the Super Mario Crawl, where I do sprints starting at 100 and adding ten each time. Before you know it, you have thousands!

So far, my best writing day was about 7,145. I started at four in the afternoon, no less. My worst has been like 200. How’s your NaNo going? Have you died yet? If not, share about how behind, on track, or ahead you are!


15 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This is my first time doing NaNo, and I’m sheepish to admit, very behind in my novel. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m bored with it, but I keep thinking of such better ideas! Is it too late/would it be wrong to change novels?

    1. Maybe you could start the different novel within your novel then have those people be time travelers and have them save Becca and John. I’ll explain more ideas to not be bored in my email.

  2. Oh this is awesomeness!! Congrats on that 7K day.🎉🎉 And omg I loove sassy and sarcastic characters so your book sounds amazing already hehe.😜 ALSO BATMAN IS THE WAY TO BE BECAUS HE HAS THAT COOL CAPE. And bats too. So much win for Batman.😂
    Thanks for joining in!! And I hope NaNo continues to behave nicely for you!

  3. I can totally relate to writing best when I should be sleeping. I used to regularly wake up in the middle of the night to write or edit. That hasn’t happened recently though.

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