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With the holidays in just a few short days, have you ever thought about how your characters would celebrate?
What kind of gifts would they give? What kind of gifts would they like to receive? If Christmas isn’t a holiday in your story’s setting, what kind of holidays do they celebrate?
Better yet, how would your character react to the holidays if he/she/they suddenly found themselves in our world? What would they think of a Christmas tree, of a menorah?
Perhaps your stories don’t have room for any holidays in the plot, but wondering how your characters celebrate (or don’t) can be an extra exercise in developing their personalities.
With NaNo done (well, at least until next April’s camp session) I find myself in a bit of a writing slump.
Perhaps “slump” isn’t the best word. I don’t have writer’s block or anything. I just haven’t been writing as much lately. Compared to the race that NaNo was last month, I’m sure many people take the time to slow down, give their wrists a rest and all, from typing away.
How long do you typically take to pause your creative muscles and refresh yourself before taking on a new or continuing an epic project? Or perhaps you’re the type who is always on the go with your stories, never running out steam due to copious amounts of coffee?
I still dabble with writing even during my “down times” of course, nothing too serious, but it’s definitely good to give my brain a bit of a break once in a while. With the holidays just around the corner, I need to rest up and brace myself!
Despite what I said last week, I decided to verify my NaNo win today, as I’m sure I’ll probably be a dork and forget to do so before the end of the month. The “official” word count that I ended with is 50327, while my word document maintains that it’s at 50432, a 105 word difference.
Either way, it’s over the 50k mark, so whatever. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Since I was able to reach 50k, I rewarded myself with Pokemon Moon and throughout the holiday weekend, just binge-played it. Of course, I also read a bit, which was nice. I actually finished a book over the weekend (rather, on Friday), which is something I haven’t done in quite some time, unless one counts rereads of some of the Harry Potter books. It was called Fan Art by Sarah Tregay, a cute teen novel about a teenager who fell in love with his best friend and the girls in his art class rooting for the pair, with a deeper theme of censorship, representation, and diversity.
It was awesome having the holiday weekend to rest and relax, especially after a Thanksgiving dinner full of good food and family.
How was your holiday weekend?
Happy 4th of July to everyone, even if you’re not in the US! I still hope the day goes well for you.
I have the day off from work, which is awesome because when I used to work in retail, we’d never have national holidays off. It was quite exciting to not have to wake up to an alarm.
On that note, though, with the holiday we’re having a cookout at our neighbors house with some friends and family. It’ll be a good time, but at this point all I want to do is spend my day without people and just write.
I’m doing well with my Camp NaNo, enjoying the characters while trying to figure out some sort of plot for them, and I’m having fun handwriting fanfiction when I wind down for the night. Near the end of the month I’ll probably add up all my handwritten words just to see how much more I have written aside from my NaNo document.
How about all of you? I hope everyone has nice plans, good people to hang out with, and great writing days!