I’d had this post sitting in my drafts unfinished for a while because I honestly didn’t know what I was doing with my novel but it’s less of a wreck now so I thought I’d share this because I mentioned this sometime last year maybe? I just can’t keep the excitement contained anymore.
I planned on writing this during Nanowrimo but life decided to slap me in the face with exams and I didn’t get to write as much as I wanted to but now that school is closed I’m FREEEEEEE to
sleep every day and eat cake write!
🥞What was your inspiration for your novel
☽ Tumblr prompts played a MAJOR part, I’ve always wanted to write a story/novel/i don’t even know what it is at this point but finding a plot has always been something I struggled with.Majorly.
And then I found this page on Tumblr full of prompts that were free for anyone to use and I just elaborated on the prompt and added a bunch of my own stuff that I’d been wanting to use from the other times I’d attempted writing a story.* And then I just kept adding stuff until it wasn’t even remotely similar to the original prompt and now I have this self-made mess that I’m trying to wrap my head around.
I’ve been wanting to write this since…umm?? March? January? My memory has always been atrocious lol
*roughly 4 million but who’s counting
🥞Describe what your novel is about!
I haven’t actually, fully thought that through yet *laughs nervously*. I have a basic and I mean BASIC outline, and like two character names; this is very much a work in progress.
I will however, say this, and this like ALL I have so far
- a girl who gets shipped off to another state/city … after a suicide attempt
- a bad boy (because it wouldn’t be a good cliche story without one)
- should i reveal more??
- Just one more…
- MC’s name is Cassidy
🥞What is your book’s aesthetic?
Introduce us to each of your characters!
– has depression???
🥞How do you prepare to write?
Outlining really helps. I started with using Cait’s How To Outline Your Novel (Without Biting Your Own Head Off) and then made a board on the app, Trello with all the little bits and pieces I wanted in the story and then moved them around until I had a “timeline”. But the abundance of chocolate hidden around the house helps too.
🥞What are you most looking forward to about this novel?
Finishing it. Don’t get me wrong writing is fun but it’s a lot I’ve literally only written a chapters but I have never felt such a level of complete and utter exhaustion. No amount of cake could’ve prepared me for this. I’m really excited to see where writing this takes me, I’ve never written a story before and I’m Nano newbie so everything about this is new and exciting for me
🥞List 3 things about your novel’s setting.
-I know nothing else
🥞What’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?
🥞How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?
I still have no idea how my novel ends but by the end I want her to grow as much as I feel I have over the past few years. I want her to have the hope, I sadly lack more times than I’d care to admit. And I want her to be happy and confident and love herself flaws and all.
Accepting the past? Learning to move on? Death? Finding love in unexpected places?
But just one…
I guess that’s it for now. Did any of you participate in Nanowrimo?