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If you were introduced in a book, have you ever wondered what kind of character you would be?
If you weren’t the main protagonist, what would be your role? Would you be part of the protagonist’s squad, going with him/her/them to face the villain? Would you be one of the villain’s minions?
Or would you be a random side or background character? Perhaps you’d give the protagonist directions, teach him/her/them how to fight or how to navigate the land. Maybe you’d give some sage advice, or maybe you would just be the person yelling at them to get off your lawn.
Rachel and I did a similar post like this on our Double Jump blog, and I was curious as to how it would extend to book characters. Would your book-self be named? Would you show up in later chapters, or just have a one-time appearance and serve your purpose?
Obviously, everyone is the author to his/her/their own story… but have you ever thought about how much you help other people in their stories?
Neil Gaiman: “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”
NaNoWriMo Day Thirteen Word Goal: 21666
Current NaNoWriMo Word Count: 21707/50000
My NaNo Profile: Winged_Spirit
It’s amazing how different NaNo Week Two feels from Week One. Week One, everyone is like, “YAY, WRITE EVERYTHING!” and Week Two is just, “Blah. I want to be done.” There have been a couple of times so far that I wanted to skip a day of writing, promising myself that I’d have plenty of time the next day to catch up. These past couple of days I’ve worked the long, 8 or 9 hour shift that’s smack in the middle of the day, sapping most of my energy. When I get home, I just want to relax and become a couch potato.
HOWEVER. That is not how writing gets done. Writing gets done by sitting one’s butt in the chair and getting the words on the paper/computer screen.
So, despite my lack of energy, I have been staying on par with NaNo’s word count goals, and I’m immensely proud of myself for doing so. In previous years, I have done the, “Oh, skipping a day won’t hurt,” and then find myself at the end of the month with maybe 20k words on a story (and that’s a big maybe). This year that is changing, and I want to continue this, “Let’s write about 1500-2000 words a day,” habit going even past November, because that’s how books come into existence.
We all have stories inside of us. Open the door and set them free.