Captain’s Log stardate Day 6.

Okay, trying a little humor for the title of my blog entry. I didn’t write a single word today for NaNo. Supposed to be at 10,000 words or so but I’m only at 6,904. I’ll get there though. I’ve sold 4 copies of Pieces of Me this month (woohoo!) I put it on sale for $0.99 and now it’s $2.99. I’m still trying to figure out how to expand my cover into a print cover so I can publish it in a printed copy. Did that even make sense? I have the image for the book, but I just need to make it available for print. Anyhoo, I feel like I’m rambling, but that’s what writers do right?

I was reading some pep talks for NaNo, and I believe it was Patrick Rothfuss who said sometimes you need to break the rules when writing – even the big ones. Of course, we’ve all heard the ‘write what you know,’ ‘avoid adverbs,’ and ‘don’t use passive voice.’ But seriously…sometimes you have to break those rules. I mean, if we only wrote what we knew, I’m sure there’d be no Harry Potter (did J.K. Rowling really know some witches and wizards who rode broomsticks and had wands?) A lot of my fantasy novels are completely made up and some are really strange, but it’s so much fun to just create a world and place characters in that world and see what happens. I started from scratch on a completely new story for NaNo this year – completely unexpected (and I’m sure Ava (my main character from my Enchanter series is going to be upset with me) – but I didn’t know this new character was lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on me and tell me her story. So far, it’s quite intense but really intriguing. She constantly considers herself to be weak, but she’s actually very strong.

That said, I shall get back to it. Onward!

Carrigan

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