Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rabid Fangirl of the Wrong Kind

I am not the fangirl who camped out to see the latest Harry Potter movie at midnight. Or the one who reread the book in a night the night before going to see the movie. (Truthfully, I haven't seen it, and I haven't gotten past reading Order of the Phoenix.)

No, I'm fangirling about MCR's latest album. I took a moment to step back and examine their video, and the whole approach to the new album. If you'd like to read some of it, you can here:

This is my artistic analysis

and this will probably make no sense to you.

hey! At least I got some sort of writing done!
Also, keep in mind, my tumblr is my "character" in this album's universe.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cornbread and Porcupines

I've never been very good at titles, but that one sure caught your attention, didn't it?

Surprise, surprise! Since when have I had 16 followers? It took about 8 months, but now I have 16 followers! I'm amazed I interest that many people. Thanks people. I'll try to continue entertaining all of you.

In other news, I am doing a poor job at being a writer. And no, it's not just because I haven't done much NaNo-ing, or because I've been letting my inner fan-girl get the better of me. (No, I was not one of the many obsessed with the new Harry Potter movie, but I was one of those who flipped out about the latest My Chemical Romance video. And I may post a link to my artistic analysis of it on my tumblr once I get around to writing it.) No, I am a bad writer because last night I dreamt about my novel, and I can't remember it.

That should have been a good sign. To dream about a writer's novel in midst of working on it is a welcome experience. Especially since I dreamed the answer to my novel. I've been stuck, and in my dream I figured out how to kick it off into awesome-ness. The weird thing was, I didn't dream I was in it. I dreamt I was figuring it out, and it was so perfect. It gave a perfect explanation to a plot hole, and it kicked up the interest level.

Lo and behold, I can't remember. The only thing I can remember is the plot hole filler, but because I can't remember what the extra scene is that I would have to add, it opens up even more potential plot holes. Needless to say, I'll be wracking my brain and my subconscious for the answer to return. And I'll be tearing the beginning of this novel apart until I figure it out.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Totally Stuck

Just as the title of this blog states, I'm totally stuck. It happens to every writer at least once. To some it happens more than once. To me, I'm currently just stuck.

I was totally excited for NaNoWriMo this year. I figured it would get me to write something I've been dancing around for months.

*insert nervous laugh here*

It's been over a week since November started. I've turned 19, I've done early Christmas shopping, and I've written a grand total of 3000 words. I should actually be well over 15,000 words at this point. I should be a quarter of the way through the novel, and I'm only past chapter 1.

So what's the problem? Writer's block? Boredom? Procrastination? What is it that's hit me? What hits other writers in this predicament, and how do you overcome it?

For me, I know that what I have to do is throw away that pesky inner editor. The biggest problem is that I was not satisfied with the beginning, and I am not capable of skipping around. If I can kick out my inner editor, I think I may just be able to squeeze a novel out of my brain.

That's my update for you all. Anyone else working on NaNoWriMo? Anyone else stuck like me? Even if you're not participating in this challenge?