I’m only 786 words short of being caught up from yesterday’s failure to write! I’m feeling pretty accomplished since I had a plot bunny snag me in between my writing sessions. It’s a plot twist that will take Eiffel by storm!
I made some major changes (AKA procrastinated) in the way I’m doing things. I researched using a few other writing software tools like Write Now 3 and Writer’s Cafe 2. Finally I hit on using OneNote which I swear by for keeping track of my school, webinars, and presentation notes. Unfortunately, I did not save links to any of the articles I was reading about using OneNote for NaNoWriMo, but if you’re interested, you can now ask me about how I’m using it! Actually, I think I’ll include a screenshot later when I’ve fleshed out my system some more.
Also I looked up some writing books but we’ll see if I have any time to squeeze reading any of them in while I write this month. Some books recommended to me include:
I can vouch for Stephen King because that was a requirement of my undergrad creative writing class. However, the only things I remember are: don’t use adverbs and his wife is the one who influences the directions of his stories because she reads them and makes comments. Over the summer I was also looking at the Plot & Structure book from the Write Greater Fiction series. It was amazing but alas, I had to build two websites…
While these books might not be of any use for me at the current time, if this novella is not too terrible, maybe I can use these books to whip it up into shape later. Now for the snippet:
“And how is she doing, little one?” She removed her gardening gloves with care and placed them inside her apron pocket.
Eiffel tried to sound light hearted about it as he replied, “She’s been busy. We only spoke twice last week though she seemed to be very excited and cheerful about things.”
“Do you think that means you’ll be an uncle soon?”
Eiffel had just taken his first sexual behaviors class last semester but the topic made his skin crawl at the idea that his sister could be doing anything like that. He resisted the urge to blush and instead cast his eyes upwards and said, “No, she said she is not going to have any kids soon.”
“They’ll be some pretty babies when they do though.”
He did reddened now and muttered that he thought that might be true.
“Of course it will be! You were a pretty baby too, you know. So it only makes sense that Ari’s babies will be just as pretty. That Vincenzo is a fine boy as well.”
Word Count: 5882