The grand plan has changed.
I started NaNo with hopes and dreams, and I felt really prepared, I was ready to ‘smash it’. It was all pictured in my head, I even had names, everything felt well.
But, straight away, plot holes. I thought I had ironed things out. By the end of the first chapter, I had already noticed two. I’d already wrote inconsistently in the same POV over two paragraphs.
It is the first project I’ve ever attempted to write. I think I bit off more than i could chew. The idea is still there, I still have what I planned, but I think I need to work on the craft of writing first. It will help me with style, descriptions, lexical choices, everything. I think it is needed. I can sit down here, blab on about nothing with no plan and I think it reads quite well. The second I try to do it with a planned out chapter, fart.
So, I am officially retiring my first book from NaNo 2013. On top of the writing problems, I also haven’t had the time – two exams, coursework to start and finish, and just being tired from university stuff. I think the best time for me to crack on will be over Christmas break.
However, the work has not stopped. My new goal is to write a number of short stories in my world. I’ll write the first one, and publish it for free. Then, if that goes well, then I could publish the rest in an anthology – ‘The Agerian Chronicles’, or something similar.
I vaguely know what I’ll be writing about too. I posted a basic history of the Agerian monarchy some weeks ago, and I have developed it further. The short stories will all be from different eras in the history. The first will be the story of Endrew Blacktree of Fulford, and how he fought a king. I am cracking on with the planning as we speak.
Hopefully, I will have more things writing related posted more frequently. I don’t like to post about writing, as I can’t do it myself yet. Maybe soon.
(In a completely unrelated note, my exams went better than I thought they would, and my parents visited, and I feel my man period has nearly fully retreated.)
Have a good day.