I’ve just decided that I need to get all the character names in ‘Holiday’ sorted. I know I’ve said this before, but it’s really annoying me now having (FRIEND) (STEPDAD) etc all over my writing. I also need to have written down who all the secondary characters are – something I’ve not done until now. I’m having problems with the names. I know some people have names already, and I thought I knew them, but now I’ve come to write them down, I’ve forgotten who’s who. I want to be at home right now to go through my 20 or so pages of notes to find out. Presuming I’ve written them down. I hope so.
I had a little count up of how many words I’ve written for ‘Holiday’ today. With what I’ve written today (so far) I’ve done just over 19,000 words. WOW! I hope to get to 20k today. On the last attempt of writing a novel I got as far as 6k and kind of gave up. I’m really happy I’ve done so many. I guess I’m aiming for 80 – 100k when it’s finished, so I’m about 1/5 – 1/4 done already. Go me. The majority of these have been done in the last four weeks. That’s pretty good. About 4 or 5k need to be completely re written as they’re written 3rd person and it’s now going to be 1st, but that’s not something I’m worried about. I may have to rewrite it all when I’m done so really it’s not something I’m worrying, or even thinking, about now!
I read through the Mills & Boon website the other day for info on their different series’. That coupled with me going to the library and actually looking at some, and reading one presently, I think I know which one I’m going to aim my NaNo novel at. The ‘Romance’ series is right up my street. The more I read them, and read the synopsis’ of them the more I think it. That’s a big weight off my shoulders, I was worried about that. No need!
My boyfriend is sorting my broken laptop problem. He got a new one himself a couple of months ago, so is going to let me have his old one (which in turn was given to him by a friend who got a new one). YES!!! I was getting a bit worried about how I was going to write my novel for NaNo when my laptop’s not in a very useable state. Such a relief.