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My SVFM challenge update

Posted by l_smith21 on November 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I'm really not doing that well with this challenge.
Initially I was rather cocky and was like, yeah, I'll do that, challenge accepted, I am so capable of writing a novel in six weeks, and just to be extra blase about it I'm going to combine it with NaNoWriMo. Only now I am nearly two weeks in and I've hit a bit of a wall. 
Here's whats going down:

Words: 24,503 (which is almost half what I need to NaNoWriMo so that's good)
Chapters: 17

I have only just revealed what is going on with the story because I spent so long giving all these characters a background which I'm really not sure is completely needed. I turned one character into Robert Sheehan which I think is a major stumbling block and, although I know exactly how the thing is going to end that ending is still a long way off at present and I can't seem to keep up a good flow. It's really quite annoying because I know that I can do this but I just seem to have lost my mojo a little bit and it's irritating me. 

But, let's focus on some good bits. 
I have managed to get in all my usual references that I like dropping into things that I write in the hope that it will attract other nerds like myself, and, the thing I am most proud of - THERE ARE NO CHARACTERS CALLED BLAINE!! 
I tend to find, whatever I write, that there always seems to be a character called Blaine, people who have read Lucy in Love and the Sequel for Maxine will have noticed that the one that Lucy is in love with is called Blaine. People who may have had a sneaky peak in various notebooks that I carry around with me will know that The Book of Secrets, First Time for Everything and A Rose by Any Other Name (all unfinished) all also contain characters called Blaine, so I think this is a big deal that should be celebrated. In fact, I'm gonna go crack out some M and Ms because I am that excited about this development. And then I will write stuff. 
I promise. 

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