Happy Friday everyone! Hope you're doing great today, and if you're involved in NaNoWriMo, you're keeping up with your word count.
My good friend Ashelynn over at A Gypsy Writer did a live blogging day last week that looked like fun, so I'm going to try doing that today. I'll have updates all throughout the day (starting now, 1:24 a.m. my time) saying what I'm doing as for writing, thinking and everything in between.
What's the point? One, to share a little about my writing process (like the physical process, not the writing itself) and to show you that even people who have full-time jobs like me can get some writing in. Also, to give myself a goal to reach and be held accountable. My goal for today is 3,000 words total (hey, I do have a job, remember?).
What will I be working on, you ask? I'll be writing on my personal NaNoWriMo novel. It's a young adult contemporary – the first I've ever attempted in this genre. Here is a synopsis:
Lenna Foster thought she was going into what would be the best year of her life. But after a tragic accident just before her senior year, Lenna nearly dies when she falls into acute kidney failure due to her injuries. She's saved when her brother, a donor match, steps in and gives her a kidney. Now Lenna is trying to put her life back together, but the pieces aren't fitting like she thinks they should. Her friends and teachers are acting so strange around her; her boyfriend is suddenly distant; for some reason, her mother will barely look at her anymore. Lenna turns to her brother, her literal savior, for help and support. But even he is keeping a deadly secret – one Lenna will never see coming.
What do you think? Let me know. On to the blogging!
1:28 a.m. – Wrote a whopping 176 words from midnight on, which is a little dismal. I spent most of the time doodling and listening to the Next to Normal soundtrack. I'm headed to bed now and will be up later this morning for more writing shenanigans.