It’s a New Day


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I haven’t been writing as much as I would like the past few days.  I only wrote two thousand thirty words yesterday.  Today I am focusing on my work.  I have a little research to do to provide accurate descriptions, then I’m writing the whole day if I can to catch up or surpass where I should be at this point.  Wish me luck.  This is my fourth try at this novel idea.  I just love the characters too much to let it go.

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Yesterday’s Writing Day 2


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Yesterday was a busy, busy day in my home.  I am proud to say that I wrote four blog posts and then an additional 2020 words on my novel.

I might actually have a novel at the end of November.  Even if I don’t, I will have gained a valuable habit of writing consistently.  That may be more important than finishing a novel in one month anyway.

 

Perfect Match Synopsis


Lexi is on the run from her father’s illegal business associates and is rescued by Chase, a vampire prince.  Through the danger, relationship conflicts, and living in close quarters they fall in love and he realizes that she is his destined match.  Now, can he convince her to convert to a vampire so their love can last forever?

 

The Outline


The detailed outline for Matched is finished with all the holes filled in.  It is time to begin the wonderfully creative and frustrating process of writing.  The goal today is to write over three thousand words to make up for not writing yesterday.  Wish me luck.

The beginning of the book has a bedraggled Lexi stumbling into a run down diner out of the wind and rain.  There, she meets Chase who will be part rescuer and love.  He is also a vampire.

I love the complexities that the paranormal adds to writing.  I also enjoy the idea of the paranormal.  Vampires, werewolves, demons, angels, and all the other things that go bump in the night interest me.

To prepare myself for writing this book I read every book I could find on modern vampire and books on the idea of fate chosen matches.  I did this, not to commit plagiarism, but to make sure that the series books I’ve read didn’t affect me too much.  I wanted as many ideas in my head as humanly possible.

I feel confident that my book, with the detailed outline complete, is an original work.  Beyond the normal idea that vampires exist and that they can find a love that is destined, my story is mine alone.  I’m excited to get writing, so I’m off to be creative.  I think I’m going to love National Writer’s Month.

It is the day I start writing


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This is my best representation of Chase, the male lead in my book.  Happy November.  If you want to begin writing a novel for National Novel Writing Month visit http://www.nanowrimo.org. I’m afraid I am behind the bunch already, but I have no doubt I will catch up.  I want my outline to be perfect so that I have the right place to begin. I have tried to use the “just start writing” method and have failed in a grand way.  This time I am writing an extensive outline to make sure that my book has no holes in the plot or storyline.  In fact, this is my fourth time trying to write a story using the general idea and the characters.

I fell in love with my characters.  Lexi is my favorite.  I posted her character outline a few days ago.  She is a strong woman who has lived a difficult life.

Please, please don’t ask me if it is like twilight.  Yes, I love the series.  However, I am interested in all things paranormal, primarily vampires and werewolves.  I am also in love with the idea that there is one person in the world that we are meant for, that completes us.

The working title for my novel is The Perfect Match.  I have also considered the titles Matched, Destined, Saving the Vampire, and Blood Matched.  If you have a favorite, let me know.  I’m completely up for feedback.

So, today I finish my outline.  I have the pieces, now I’m shuffling them into chapters and filling in the holes in the plot.  I am also trying to balance the amount of external conflict and danger in my story with the internal conflict of vampire discovery, destined matches, and a passionate love story.

My goal for November is to write this novel, no matter how many word over the requisite fifty thousand that takes.  Then during December and January I want to edit the novel and get it ready for a few friends to review and help me edit the novel.

Eventually, if I have the talent, luck, and dedication, I would like to find an agent and try to have my novel published by a mainstream publisher.  However, from what I have read, having a first manuscript published is probably an unrealistic goal.

I have ideas for other novels, so whether this one succeeds to be published, I will begin the process from the beginning with a new idea without waiting for next November.  So, now you know a little more about me and what I am trying to write, feel free to comment on my subject matter.  Please feel free to give me any writing tips or tricks that will assist me.

 

Seven things that inspire me to write


It’s always important to have inspiration for your writing. Here is one blogger’s inspiration.

The Jenny Mac Book Blog

On Friday I mentioned that I was having trouble with writer’s block, so a fellow blogger commented on my post it’s Friday. She said that she came up with a post that she wanted to pass on to other bloggers; it was about writing things that you love that inspires you to write. Naturally I said that I would try it, so here we go.

I was able to come up with seven things.

1 Books

If I read a good book it sets my imagination loose.

2 Movies

When I watch a movie especially movies with a lot of action or gadgets it helps me come with new ideas for my second Jenny Mac book; which I absolutely love.

3 Inspirational stories

When I hear a story that is so inspirational it inspires me to write blogs post about it.

4 Music

I am songwriter so in order for…

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