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2/09/2017 6:46 am  #1


The adventures of writing a novel.

Basically here I will post about writing my first novel (and maybe even post a chapter or two!) Uh, I guess that's all it is...

Chapter 1 has begun! My word count goal for the entire book will be 160k. I realize that seems like a lot, but I tend to write 1000-word short stories, so that's setting the bar kind of low for me.
The summary:
Trey Macklin lives in a cold, dirty apartment in a bad neighborhood in Chicago with her older brother and sister, her skittish mom, and her alcoholic dad. She has low blood pressure and faints often. She's always done that, but now she starts to have dreams that show her life from other points of view, and parts of her life she never saw.
(Yes, a lot of you thought she was in a car accident with her older sister, and went into a coma, where she had those dreams. I changed it to work better with the storyline.)


annyeonghaseyo
 

2/09/2017 9:16 am  #2


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

OOOH! This is so cool! I love it!! I can't wait for your next update! *happy dance*

And your Wake quote of the day is hilarious XD


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Madi | 14yo professional blogger | YouTuber | minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ | devil butt-kicker | Drama Mama

_____________________________________________

 Asking Jesus into your heart solves all of life's problems, because when Jesus steps in, the devil steps out. 
______________________________________________

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// STATUS: hurricane evacuation // house restoration

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ struck down / persecuted / under pressure / man that's how we do it / we at war / but have you even looked at the scoreboard / hot dang what you scared for / ain't nothing comin' at us that we ain't prepared for / undefeated / there's no stoppin' us / undefeated / no doubt we're champions / undefeated / can't hold us down we're risin' up / infinity and all / unstoppable you already know / we're undefeated 

http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/link-2.png

// LOYALTY QUOTE: "Because you're loyal," he finishes with a smile as he steps a little closer to me. "Loyal to the death."
     I look up to meet Hinoki's gaze again, imploring his honest eyes. "Loyalty isn't going to save me from an insane man like Maruko."
     Hinoki just smiles as he reaches his hand up and tenderly brushes a curl back from my face. "But I am."
  --Loyalty Book I: To the Death

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "The devil's worst nightmare is a Christian with a brain." --Rev. Russell K. Lorfing
_______________________________________________

// MY AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS
Molly • Josefina • Cécile • Emelie
 • Jasmine • Ellie • Chloe • Taryn • Katy Christine • Delaney

// MY WEBSITES
Delightful World of Dolls // professional doll collecting
Delightful World of Dolls YouTube Channel // AGSMs
Madi Grace // personal + ministry

Prayer? Advice? Encouragement? Wanna chat? PM me about anything and everything!

--Madi
 

2/09/2017 10:32 am  #3


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.


The book isn't as hilarious as the quote so far though. I got struck by inspiration and wrote the last bit of the last chapter, and it was really sad. It was good though!

Last edited by Mermaid Gal (2/09/2017 10:33 am)


annyeonghaseyo
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2/10/2017 11:41 am  #4


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

12:40: Time to get writing! *ignores self and continues playing Subway Surfers*


annyeonghaseyo
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2/10/2017 11:45 am  #5


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

12:44: Cmon,  Blue. Get serious about this. *continues playing Subway Surfers*


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2/10/2017 11:48 am  #6


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

12:47: turns on pages, then plays with the fonts.


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2/10/2017 11:50 am  #7


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

12:49: Ugh. Beginnings. Where to begin affects the whole story, doesn't it. (Rhetorical question.)


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2/10/2017 11:59 am  #8


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

12:57: Wait! What about lunch?


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2/10/2017 12:54 pm  #9


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

1:53: Now that I've eaten, I should get back to writing... but... don't want to....


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2/10/2017 9:59 pm  #10


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

^ Sounds like my writing process. 


http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Hey-there-300X213.jpg

Madi | 14yo professional blogger | YouTuber | minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ | devil butt-kicker | Drama Mama

_____________________________________________

 Asking Jesus into your heart solves all of life's problems, because when Jesus steps in, the devil steps out. 
______________________________________________

http://delightfulworldofdolls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Camp-2017-Winner-Twitter-Header.jpg

// STATUS: hurricane evacuation // house restoration

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ struck down / persecuted / under pressure / man that's how we do it / we at war / but have you even looked at the scoreboard / hot dang what you scared for / ain't nothing comin' at us that we ain't prepared for / undefeated / there's no stoppin' us / undefeated / no doubt we're champions / undefeated / can't hold us down we're risin' up / infinity and all / unstoppable you already know / we're undefeated 

http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/link-2.png

// LOYALTY QUOTE: "Because you're loyal," he finishes with a smile as he steps a little closer to me. "Loyal to the death."
     I look up to meet Hinoki's gaze again, imploring his honest eyes. "Loyalty isn't going to save me from an insane man like Maruko."
     Hinoki just smiles as he reaches his hand up and tenderly brushes a curl back from my face. "But I am."
  --Loyalty Book I: To the Death

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "The devil's worst nightmare is a Christian with a brain." --Rev. Russell K. Lorfing
_______________________________________________

// MY AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS
Molly • Josefina • Cécile • Emelie
 • Jasmine • Ellie • Chloe • Taryn • Katy Christine • Delaney

// MY WEBSITES
Delightful World of Dolls // professional doll collecting
Delightful World of Dolls YouTube Channel // AGSMs
Madi Grace // personal + ministry

Prayer? Advice? Encouragement? Wanna chat? PM me about anything and everything!

--Madi
 

2/12/2017 2:49 pm  #11


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

LOL I love procrastination. *starts singing to the tune of "I'm a baked potato"* Oh I love procrastination how I love procrastinationnnnnn


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2/12/2017 2:55 pm  #12


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.


http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Hey-there-300X213.jpg

Madi | 14yo professional blogger | YouTuber | minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ | devil butt-kicker | Drama Mama

_____________________________________________

 Asking Jesus into your heart solves all of life's problems, because when Jesus steps in, the devil steps out. 
______________________________________________

http://delightfulworldofdolls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Camp-2017-Winner-Twitter-Header.jpg

// STATUS: hurricane evacuation // house restoration

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ struck down / persecuted / under pressure / man that's how we do it / we at war / but have you even looked at the scoreboard / hot dang what you scared for / ain't nothing comin' at us that we ain't prepared for / undefeated / there's no stoppin' us / undefeated / no doubt we're champions / undefeated / can't hold us down we're risin' up / infinity and all / unstoppable you already know / we're undefeated 

http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/link-2.png

// LOYALTY QUOTE: "Because you're loyal," he finishes with a smile as he steps a little closer to me. "Loyal to the death."
     I look up to meet Hinoki's gaze again, imploring his honest eyes. "Loyalty isn't going to save me from an insane man like Maruko."
     Hinoki just smiles as he reaches his hand up and tenderly brushes a curl back from my face. "But I am."
  --Loyalty Book I: To the Death

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "The devil's worst nightmare is a Christian with a brain." --Rev. Russell K. Lorfing
_______________________________________________

// MY AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS
Molly • Josefina • Cécile • Emelie
 • Jasmine • Ellie • Chloe • Taryn • Katy Christine • Delaney

// MY WEBSITES
Delightful World of Dolls // professional doll collecting
Delightful World of Dolls YouTube Channel // AGSMs
Madi Grace // personal + ministry

Prayer? Advice? Encouragement? Wanna chat? PM me about anything and everything!

--Madi
 

2/12/2017 3:00 pm  #13


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

"Oh I love procrastination I'm a procrastination machine"


annyeonghaseyo
     Thread Starter
 

2/12/2017 3:01 pm  #14


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

Truer words were never spoken.


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Madi | 14yo professional blogger | YouTuber | minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ | devil butt-kicker | Drama Mama

_____________________________________________

 Asking Jesus into your heart solves all of life's problems, because when Jesus steps in, the devil steps out. 
______________________________________________

http://delightfulworldofdolls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Camp-2017-Winner-Twitter-Header.jpg

// STATUS: hurricane evacuation // house restoration

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ struck down / persecuted / under pressure / man that's how we do it / we at war / but have you even looked at the scoreboard / hot dang what you scared for / ain't nothing comin' at us that we ain't prepared for / undefeated / there's no stoppin' us / undefeated / no doubt we're champions / undefeated / can't hold us down we're risin' up / infinity and all / unstoppable you already know / we're undefeated 

http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/link-2.png

// LOYALTY QUOTE: "Because you're loyal," he finishes with a smile as he steps a little closer to me. "Loyal to the death."
     I look up to meet Hinoki's gaze again, imploring his honest eyes. "Loyalty isn't going to save me from an insane man like Maruko."
     Hinoki just smiles as he reaches his hand up and tenderly brushes a curl back from my face. "But I am."
  --Loyalty Book I: To the Death

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "The devil's worst nightmare is a Christian with a brain." --Rev. Russell K. Lorfing
_______________________________________________

// MY AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS
Molly • Josefina • Cécile • Emelie
 • Jasmine • Ellie • Chloe • Taryn • Katy Christine • Delaney

// MY WEBSITES
Delightful World of Dolls // professional doll collecting
Delightful World of Dolls YouTube Channel // AGSMs
Madi Grace // personal + ministry

Prayer? Advice? Encouragement? Wanna chat? PM me about anything and everything!

--Madi
 

2/12/2017 3:04 pm  #15


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

"OH I LOVE PROCRATIOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!" *song ends*


annyeonghaseyo
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2/13/2017 10:01 am  #16


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

BUT THE SONG CONTINUES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS


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2/13/2017 10:02 am  #17


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

10:58: I will write today. I will write today. I will write today.
Maybe if I say it enough times I actually will ;)


annyeonghaseyo
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2/15/2017 12:14 am  #18


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

9:34, PM, Monday: I have a breakthrough, and actually accomplished 3/4 of a chapter.
11:20, PM, Tuesday: I delete everything I wrote yesterday. XD.
At least I polished the plot and made it easier to understand (I've never shown anyone the full plot, and it's extremely difficult to understand, even for me.)  Now if I could only figure out a beginning. XP

Last edited by Mermaid Gal (2/15/2017 12:15 am)


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2/23/2017 1:24 pm  #19


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

12:27: I practically have like 5 chapters of a Frozen/Tangled fanfic in my head, though I still have no clue what to do for the beginning of Wake. Great.


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2/23/2017 1:28 pm  #20


Re: The adventures of writing a novel.

The life of a writer *applauds*

I wrote chapter 16 of Loyalty first. It sometimes helps just to write what you know and want to happen and then go back and cover the beginning later.


http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Hey-there-300X213.jpg

Madi | 14yo professional blogger | YouTuber | minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ | devil butt-kicker | Drama Mama

_____________________________________________

 Asking Jesus into your heart solves all of life's problems, because when Jesus steps in, the devil steps out. 
______________________________________________

http://delightfulworldofdolls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Camp-2017-Winner-Twitter-Header.jpg

// STATUS: hurricane evacuation // house restoration

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ struck down / persecuted / under pressure / man that's how we do it / we at war / but have you even looked at the scoreboard / hot dang what you scared for / ain't nothing comin' at us that we ain't prepared for / undefeated / there's no stoppin' us / undefeated / no doubt we're champions / undefeated / can't hold us down we're risin' up / infinity and all / unstoppable you already know / we're undefeated 

http://madigrace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/link-2.png

// LOYALTY QUOTE: "Because you're loyal," he finishes with a smile as he steps a little closer to me. "Loyal to the death."
     I look up to meet Hinoki's gaze again, imploring his honest eyes. "Loyalty isn't going to save me from an insane man like Maruko."
     Hinoki just smiles as he reaches his hand up and tenderly brushes a curl back from my face. "But I am."
  --Loyalty Book I: To the Death

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "The devil's worst nightmare is a Christian with a brain." --Rev. Russell K. Lorfing
_______________________________________________

// MY AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS
Molly • Josefina • Cécile • Emelie
 • Jasmine • Ellie • Chloe • Taryn • Katy Christine • Delaney

// MY WEBSITES
Delightful World of Dolls // professional doll collecting
Delightful World of Dolls YouTube Channel // AGSMs
Madi Grace // personal + ministry

Prayer? Advice? Encouragement? Wanna chat? PM me about anything and everything!

--Madi
 

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