Monday, October 21, 2019

NANO NOVEL TITLE REVEAL // and brief preptober update


Some of you may have noticed that I missed posting last week. That was because Preptober swallowed me whole (and life in general swallowed me whole) (and I didn't know what to blog about) (and I didn't feel motivated to blog). I'm still sorely unprepared for November, but October isn't over yet! I'm doing my best to keep my wits about me and take it one step at a time. I just need fall break to hit so I can binge-prep. It'll be glorious. XD

This is what I've accomplished so far in preparation for my first NaNoWriMo:

- developed four major characters

- started a 3-Act plot outline

- figured out how I'm going to handle the timeline (which is a tad twisty)

- worried about how I'm going to handle two first-person POVs (yikes)

I'm still concerned about balancing those POVs. I was thinking at one point of writing one in present tense and the other in past tense, but now I'm thinking that'll be too confusing for me to write, especially in keyboard-smash season (aka NaNoWriMo). Besides, my two main characters have VERY different personalities and thus their voices are very distinct from one another anyway. So it'll be better to keep them both in past tense.

Consistency is good. Always good.

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via Giphy


This is what I still have to do to consider myself ready for November:

- develop a few side characters and my villain(s)

- brainstorm some Secret Aspects of the story (which involve MAGIC mwahaha)

- finish the general plot outline and maybe sketch out the first ten or so chapters of each POV (I want to know exactly what I'm doing for at least the first part of NaNo - preferably the entirety of NaNo, but a gal's gotta start somewhere and I know I won't have time to sketch out allllll the chapters before October ends. XD)


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So that's how Preptober is going for me.


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via Giphy


Fellow NaNo-ers, how's the prepping stage going for you? XD


OKAY, TIME FOR THE TITLE REVEAL.


That's right, folks - I have a working title for my third book, the sequel to Blue Like Sapphires, the sequel to Dusted Red! Let the scrolling begin. *cracks knuckles*

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HINT: There's a color in it. XD

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YOU SMART COOKIE, YOU. Yes indeed, the color is green.

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AND HERE IT IS:
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What do you think? :D It's a working title, so I'd love your thoughts on Flecks of Green!

Next time you see me in your inbox or Blogger feed, NaNoWriMo will be upon us and I'll be sharing my first post for the Shared WIP Tag!! Thank you so much for your continued support of my writing. I never tire of saying it - I love you all. You mean SO much to me. <3



The Lord's Truly,

22 comments:

  1. *gasp* Flecks of Green sounds AMAZING! I can't wait to hear more!
    Also, I WAS trying to guess the color before I got to the title and I DID think of Green and so you're line about the color being green? I'm still half asleep and I was SHOOK. Like Lila is a mind reader? level shook.

    Good luck with the rest of preptober!

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    1. THANK YOU!!! I can't wait to SHARE more about this new novel of mine!

      LOL, that's hilarious. XD I've been called a mind reader before, so maybe I am...

      Thank you, MK!!

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  2. I LOVE THE TITLE AND NEED THIS SERIES IN MY LIFE!!!!! I NEEEEED IT!!!! <3 <3 <3

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    1. ALDKJFLKRJ THANK YOU!!!! You'll be reading it sooner rather than later, I'm sure. :D <333

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  3. PREP-TOBER???? WHAT IS THAT???????? *screams and runs around like a chicken with my head chopped off* SIX OUTLINES. WHY. WHO DECIDED THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA???? Oh, yeah, me.

    But anyway...ackkkkk this TITLE! And I just really, really can't wait for more Lila books *heart eyes*

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    1. EXCELLENT QUESTION. *screams with you* I'M NOT EVEN HALFWAY DONE PLANNING AND OCTOBER IS ALMOST OVERRRRR.

      Six outlines yesssss. YOU QUEEN.

      Aaaaahhh, you're so kind to me!! More Lila books are comming your way, don't worry. :))

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  4. Preptober has been crazy so far. I mean, I've got more than my usual pantster jump into action, but I still have a lot to do. *sigh* But, we still have 10 days left!!!

    So as I was scrolling my first guess was green, then I started to doubt myself, but I was right!! OH MY WORD. THAT TITLE. Eeek!!!! It is so perfect!!!

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    1. Hasn't it?? I relate SO HARD to that. BUT WE GOT THIS.

      I figured a good number of people would guess green, from the color of my post header and all. *waggles eyebrows* You were definitely right, and I'm so glad you like it!!!!

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  5. MWAHAHAHAH it's so beautiful!!! I will say it again that I love it so so so much!
    XD Perfect, dear friend! <333

    And good luck with Preptober! We'll get past this island soon. <3

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    1. *joins you in the random evil laughter* YAAAASSSSS. Thank you, Danielle!!! I'm soooo glad you like it, you wouldn't believe. <3

      Thanks, you too!! WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT.

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  6. I love that title!
    Good job on all the prepping! You're going to kill it!

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    1. Thanks, Skye!! *cracks knuckles* I hope so! :D

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  7. *flails and screams*
    *throws confetti everywhere*
    Flecks of Green.... ahhhh it sounds (refer to Gray's blog for evidence as to why I'm suddenly using this word xD) PULCHRITUDINOUS!!!

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    1. EEEEEEEK, I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE IT!!! *flails with you*

      O_O I think this is the first time someone's made such a CLEVER reference to a fellow blogger's blog on my own blog. I loved Gray's post, so this makes me so happy. XD

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  8. That name is awesome!!! I can't wait to here more about it! I hope NaNo goes well for you this year!

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    1. I'm so glad you think so, Sarah! I can't wait for the Shared WIP Tag so I can share morrrrre. Thank you so much, and likewise!!!

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  9. I love Flecks of Green! Makes me think of mah boy Dirk XD who has green flecked eyes XD

    Don't worry, I was totally swallowed whole by SoS too so I know the feeling. But we are gonna smash NaNo this year!

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    1. Thanks!! And WOW, I can't wait to meet your boy Dirk. *heart eyes*

      You really were. Are. AHEM. XD But yessss, we totally got this!

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  10. AAAHHHH SO EXCITED

    EVEN THOUGH I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE FIRST TWO BOOKS

    WHICH IS A PROBLEM

    THAT NEEDS SOLVING

    Wonderful working title, by the way. It matches Dusted Red :D

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    1. :D :D :D

      There's another Shared WIP Tag series for Dusted Red here on this blog that you can read if you want!! It's in March 2018. :D

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR ENTHUSIASM EEP. And I'm so glad you like the title!

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  11. Oh YAY OH YAYYY!!! I CAN'T. Wait to see what is happening with this amazing sounding novel!!

    Good luck with NaNo, and I can't wait to see you in the Shared WIP Tag!! *fist bump*

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. :D :D I can't wait to share more about it!!!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH. I look forward to sharing this tag with you next month too. ;D

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