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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.)


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

// STATUS: 71 / 100k | Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 crusher

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ yeah / we used to be the lost / we used to chase the crazy life until we saw the Cross / and it's the highest love the universe had ever seen / and now the love of God is pullin' us like gravity / one people on a mission / give it up 

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// LOYALTY QUOTE:   I can feel Hinoki smiling down at me. "I love you, Ari. So much. You know that, right?" 
  I lean against him and rest my head on his shoulder. "I do. Do you know that I love you?"
  Hinoki squeezes my shoulder. "I've been so terrible to you." I can feel him gently brushing his finger along the scar across the side of my forehead. I remember that he made that scar the first night I went to sneak papers into Tokyo.
  But I've forgotten since then.
  --Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "If you're an eagle -- a winner -- don't hang around with chickens -- the losers -- in your life." --Madison 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!

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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)


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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*


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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. 


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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. 
______________________________________________

// STATUS: 71 / 100k | Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 crusher

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ yeah / we used to be the lost / we used to chase the crazy life until we saw the Cross / and it's the highest love the universe had ever seen / and now the love of God is pullin' us like gravity / one people on a mission / give it up 

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

// LOYALTY QUOTE:   I can feel Hinoki smiling down at me. "I love you, Ari. So much. You know that, right?" 
  I lean against him and rest my head on his shoulder. "I do. Do you know that I love you?"
  Hinoki squeezes my shoulder. "I've been so terrible to you." I can feel him gently brushing his finger along the scar across the side of my forehead. I remember that he made that scar the first night I went to sneak papers into Tokyo.
  But I've forgotten since then.
  --Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "If you're an eagle -- a winner -- don't hang around with chickens -- the losers -- in your life." --Madison 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.


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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. 
______________________________________________

// STATUS: 71 / 100k | Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 crusher

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ yeah / we used to be the lost / we used to chase the crazy life until we saw the Cross / and it's the highest love the universe had ever seen / and now the love of God is pullin' us like gravity / one people on a mission / give it up 

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

// LOYALTY QUOTE:   I can feel Hinoki smiling down at me. "I love you, Ari. So much. You know that, right?" 
  I lean against him and rest my head on his shoulder. "I do. Do you know that I love you?"
  Hinoki squeezes my shoulder. "I've been so terrible to you." I can feel him gently brushing his finger along the scar across the side of my forehead. I remember that he made that scar the first night I went to sneak papers into Tokyo.
  But I've forgotten since then.
  --Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "If you're an eagle -- a winner -- don't hang around with chickens -- the losers -- in your life." --Madison 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"


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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. 
______________________________________________

// STATUS: 71 / 100k | Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 crusher

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ yeah / we used to be the lost / we used to chase the crazy life until we saw the Cross / and it's the highest love the universe had ever seen / and now the love of God is pullin' us like gravity / one people on a mission / give it up 

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

// LOYALTY QUOTE:   I can feel Hinoki smiling down at me. "I love you, Ari. So much. You know that, right?" 
  I lean against him and rest my head on his shoulder. "I do. Do you know that I love you?"
  Hinoki squeezes my shoulder. "I've been so terrible to you." I can feel him gently brushing his finger along the scar across the side of my forehead. I remember that he made that scar the first night I went to sneak papers into Tokyo.
  But I've forgotten since then.
  --Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "If you're an eagle -- a winner -- don't hang around with chickens -- the losers -- in your life." --Madison 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*


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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 ;)


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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.


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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. 
______________________________________________

// STATUS: 71 / 100k | Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 crusher

// CURRENT ANTHEM: ♪ yeah / we used to be the lost / we used to chase the crazy life until we saw the Cross / and it's the highest love the universe had ever seen / and now the love of God is pullin' us like gravity / one people on a mission / give it up 

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

// LOYALTY QUOTE:   I can feel Hinoki smiling down at me. "I love you, Ari. So much. You know that, right?" 
  I lean against him and rest my head on his shoulder. "I do. Do you know that I love you?"
  Hinoki squeezes my shoulder. "I've been so terrible to you." I can feel him gently brushing his finger along the scar across the side of my forehead. I remember that he made that scar the first night I went to sneak papers into Tokyo.
  But I've forgotten since then.
  --Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One

// DAILY EPIC QUOTE: "If you're an eagle -- a winner -- don't hang around with chickens -- the losers -- in your life." --Madison 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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