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I validated my Camp NaNo project about a week ago, having finally reached 50k on it that morning. It always feels like a great accomplishment to reach that word count goal, even if your project ended up being more like various scenes from old ideas and fanfiction that no one else will ever see.
Still, it’s always great practice and a fun way for me to relax. That kind of writing is more on par for me nowadays, with me just having fun rather than working on a longer novel. I still have novel ideas and would love to write them one day, perhaps enough so they’re publishable, but for now I’m good with just dabbling with writing. I would love to focus more on articles and journalism for topics I’m passionate about, like diversity in mediums and video games.
I hope everyone else is doing wonderfully with their creative projects!
Have I mentioned how much I love NaNoWriMo months? I did a fairly recent post about how I haven’t really written anything since the last NaNo month back in April, but here I am with 10k words already for this month with the current session.
I write little scenes and one-shots, and most of them are fanfiction-y, but a few of the one-shots are more original pieces that I’m pleased with. Some of them are continuing other works that I have saved on my computer while others are just random what-if sort of things.
I may not be as interested in writing novels as I used to be, but I still love the feeling of creating and writing worlds. It’s nice that NaNo is there to remind me of that every few months!
Pick your favorite pairing of characters, either original or from you favorite fandom.
- who’s the early bird and who’s the night owl
- who’s the absolute disaster in the kitchen
- who’s the one that spends the most money while shopping
- who cries at sappy movies
- who gets forced to watch the sappy movies
- who made the first move
- who calls the other by lovey pet names
- who’s the better singer and who’s the better dancer
- who gets overexcited at their favorite or new things
- who is more protective
- who likes to follow astrology and who thinks it’s garbage
- who stays up to wait for the other to get home
- who tries to stay up for the other but ends up falling asleep on the couch
- who puts mistletoe up all over the house near Christmas
- who gets exasperated with all that mistletoe but goes along with all the kisses anyway
Just a little something to make you dwell on your characters. Have fun, or share your own!
As some of you may know, I started writing when I tried my hand at The Legend of Zelda fanfiction over ten years ago. While that original story was atrocious, there was a second Legend of Zelda fanfiction that I had started writing based off of the Four Swords Adventures game for the GameCube.
It was more humorous than anything else, with characters loosely based on myself, Rachel, and our elder sister Lisa joining the main character Link on his adventure. It was fairly popular, actually, until I stopped uploading it back in 2009.
That particular story is still saved on my computer and DropBox, and I was going through it on my DropBox app on my phone last night while waiting at the hairdresser’s place for Rachel to finish getting her hair trimmed. The first few chapters were awful, making me cringe, but the last couple showed a great improvement. I’m better now than I was then, but it was nice to go back and see a marked difference in my writing.
It’s little boosts like that that keep me excited to write.