06 November 2019

The Thing I Said I Wouldn't Do...

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Before I get to my nonsense, I think I'll start with this month's optional question, which is: 

What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?

I feel like I've researched a lot of questionable things for different stories. I think I've mentioned before how I know way too much about age of consent laws, so that's definitely up there. Recently, I started some research for a story that included googling "can you break someone's hand by squeezing it" and "is strangling someone considered attempted murder?" (Turns out it's not, BTW, and the way I picture it happening in the story will only be a misdemeanor, which surprised me).  I've also got a new story idea that I know will require lots of things that will probably get me on some watch list, including bombs/explosions, computer hacking, bullet wounds, and methods of torture. Should be a fun time! 

So if you follow any of my Twitter or Instagram posts, this won't be a surprise, but remember my last blog post, where I said I came up with a new story idea? A sexy fluff idea? And I gave a very vague statement about not even considering doing NaNoWriMo for it? 

Well, PLOT TWIST! I changed my mind at the last minute, decided to write the damn thing for NaNo, and I'm already over 10,000 words in. I...don't know how this happened. Oh, right! Because I'm crazy. But! I am not insecure!

There is so much about writing this story that is so refreshing. First of all, it's a MUCH lighter story than what I'm used to writing (sexy fluff, after all). Plus, it's a first draft, so the usual pressure I put on myself to make everything perfect isn't there. If it sucks...who cares?? Just keep writing! Plus long rambling sentences and endless dialogue are welcome for NaNo since you want to get to those 50,000 words! 

And so far, I've been beating the daily word goal EVERY SINGLE DAY. It's so weird but I love it. Ok, I know I need to get back to UL and tackle Chapter 28 (the second to last chapter!) but I'm taking a break from it while I do NaNo. I thought of it this way: usually it takes me months to do a chapter rewrite. And I spend a lot of that time not doing any writing at all. So I figured, what will it hurt to take one month off, and also potentially write an entire novel in that time? 

I also got ANOTHER story idea, most likely for my potential pen name, from a dream of all places. Right now I'm calling it Sexy Fluff #2, although it involves a lot more action, whereas SF #1 is a pretty straightforward romance. I so don't need it right now because I have to finish UL of course, and then I'll have Sexy Fluff #1 to edit/rewrite once NaNo is over. It's a long line of ideas. I guess I'll just take them one at a time. 

27 comments:

  1. Yeh for plot twists! And well done on the NaNo word count. Keep going and keep having fun! :)

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  2. That sounds like fun--just writing for the joy once a good idea has hijacked your brain. Enjoy!

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  3. Sounds like you're writing what you enjoy and not struggling with it. That's great!

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  4. You are killing NaNo! Just keep writing. It will invigorate you.
    Can you break someone's hand by squeezing? I imagine a big person could.

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  5. I have been following you, and I am cheering you on!

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  6. Sexy fluff is like candy for the brain. And I love candy! I wrote a story I considered to be rather fluffy and had the best time doing it. I alternated between the guy and gal and wrote the whole thing during a two week vacation. I still love that book because it was so much freaking fun to write!

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  7. The writing bug has really got you on this one. Run with it! :)

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  8. Good luck for NaNo. I'm sure you can do it. And sexy fluff idea sounds cool ;)

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  9. Best of luck with your sexy fluff!

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  10. That's awesome you're having a great time doing NaNo. I think taking a break from your WIP can be invigorating. I wrote a novel based on a dream once, and it turned out pretty well. Good luck!

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  11. Woot woot for sexy fluff! That's awesome. I've been seeing your streak badges pop up on instagram. Good job and go you!

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  12. If you're beating your goal and you're in the writing groove, just go with the flow.

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  13. Plot twists like this are always fun and refreshing. Good luck.

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  14. Sometimes I find I just need to put my main project on the back burner once in a while and take a break from it. It'll help you out in the long run.

    Plus, you're having fun with writing, and that's never a bad thing.

    Way to go with NaNo and the sexy fluff! I'm excited for you!

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  15. Good for you! Sometimes we just need to be excited to write.

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  16. I think it's a great idea to follow your passion and excitement. The writing will be better for it! Best of luck with NaNoWriMo. I'm playing too this year. @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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  17. Sounds like you're having a lot of fun with that sexy fluff. Best of luck with NaNoWriMo and I hope you continue to enjoy the ride! :)

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  18. Haha! The things we google are both hilarious and potentially incriminating. Good luck with NaNo. Sounds like you’re rockin’ it!

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  19. 10k words already??? Wow! Way to go. Your passion for that story is so great I can't wait to read it. Enjoy the crazy NaNo journey. BTW, the FBI, ATF, and Homeland Security will show up tomorrow. But I'm not the one who ratted you out. :)

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  20. So you can strangle someone--not kill them completely--and not be accused of a crime? Wow! There are a few people I know who should look out!

    Good luck on your next one. Sounds like NANO is treating you well.

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  21. Wow...you're on a role! Very impressive! Can't wait to hear about your 'sexy fluff'.

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  22. Congrats on NaNo! Your plot twists sound fun. Happy Belated IWSG!

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  23. Congrats on Nano!! And lol? It's only a misdemeanor? Amazing.

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  24. Wow! good going... all the best for NaNoWriMo even though it looks like you do not need it.

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  25. Yay, fun! We should all get to write a bit of fluff and take a break from those darker subjects sometimes.

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  26. Oh lucky you. I'm still trying to figure out my romance pen name. Congrats on your plot twist and NaNoWriMo!

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry it took so long for me to drop in here.
    Wow, I can't imagine what you discovered while looking up age of consent laws.
    That's awesome that you're doing so well on a Nano story you weren't even going to write.
    Best of luck with all your projects.

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