• Fanfiction,  NaNoWriMo

    Aresha, My Unsuccessful NaNoWriMo for 2011

    UPDATED: August 31, 2018 This year my NaNoWriMo was not successful. Less than 20,000 words. I can’t complain too much, however, since the attempt gave me a new story to work on in my free time, but the fact I wasn’t able to work constantly left me with a sense of frustration in my chest. The novel title is Aresha. I didn’t feel like updating this blog for the duration of the challenge – and I don’t wish to spoil the plot here anyway, but I can report what I wrote in my NaNoWriMo profile: A 9-year old girl from another planet, Aresha (read ‘Ah-reh-sah’), retained mentally-ill and confined into…

  • NaNoWriMo,  On Writing

    NaNoWriMo 2010: the writing journey

    November 14th means two weeks of literary abandonment for NaNoWriMo writers. Unfortunately, that was not my case: I only began drafting my novel three days ago, and I’m struggling to reach 4,000 words within tomorrow. There is so much stuff to do every day, from websites to university, countryside life and housework. Novel writing only gets a small amount of daily time, which means slow progress. Someone may suggest to quit the NaNo for 2010, and try again next year; ‘alas’, I’m not one of those people. I’m going to navigate the struggle sea until I reach a tiny land, and I don’t care whether that land takes me to…

  • NaNoWriMo

    Back to this Journal

    My last entry was from July, it seems. Three months of silence in the writing world. Sad enough? Maybe. Truth is that I went through several hard times and the rest of the summer was around holidays and my significant other, so you see, my writing activity has been kept dormant until ‘now’. I used the tildes here because I have not resumed working on my short stories yet; I should finish Evergreen before anything else, and then write my NaNoWriMo book right afterwards, in November. I had an idea for a plot a few weeks ago, but I should make sure it goes somewhere before I start writing for…