JulNoWriMo Forums
Not logged in [Login ]
  Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Carry You Home
sadies-way-home
JulNo Writer
**


Avatar


Posts: 177
Registered: 5-23-2013
Location: On A Laptop In My Living Room
Member Is Offline

Mood: Eternally Singing
JulNoWriMo Title: Carry You Home

Word Count: 6425 / 50000
Word Count Start13% Complete87% To GoWord Count End

[*] posted on 6-30-2014 at 10:20 AM
Carry You Home


So. Let's see if I remember to actually use this progress report this year.

Title is tentative and will probably be changed. For JulNo this year, I'm rewriting and expanding a short story I wrote over winter break of my freshman year and have been tinkering with ever since.

So the short story was a songfic to "We Are Young" by fun. and the various tweaks and expansions I made were heavily influenced by the rest of the album from which that song came, Some Nights. I think it has potential as a full-length story so I'm excited to revamp it.






2011 - Stage Lights | 2012 - New Ways to Fall Apart | 2013 - Collateral Damage

Personal Tumblr | Writing Tumblr

View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
Melange
JulNo Royalty
*****


Avatar


Posts: 10441
Registered: 6-22-2011
Location: Austria
Member Is Offline


JulNoWriMo Title: Shukugawa Monogatari

Word Count: 50414 / 50000
Word Count Start100% CompleteWord Count End

JulNoWriMo Winner!


[*] posted on 6-30-2014 at 04:11 PM


Welcome back, it's nice to read of your stuff again. :] I know songfics can turn out more interesting than expected... sometimes it's the other way around though. Anyway, good luck with it!
View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
Tatra
JulNo Writer
**


Avatar


Posts: 200
Registered: 6-5-2009
Location: Ooh, Shiny!
Member Is Offline

Mood: Shiny
JulNoWriMo Title: Prescott Dormitory

Word Count: 102201 / 50000
Word Count Start100% CompleteWord Count End

JulNoWriMo Winner!


[*] posted on 6-30-2014 at 08:01 PM


Sounds like a fun project! Good luck! :D



Zombie Writers United

Julno 14: Prescott Dormitory - when the dead show up for class the King will slowly topple.
View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
sadies-way-home
JulNo Writer
**


Avatar


Posts: 177
Registered: 5-23-2013
Location: On A Laptop In My Living Room
Member Is Offline

Mood: Eternally Singing
JulNoWriMo Title: Carry You Home

Word Count: 6425 / 50000
Word Count Start13% Complete87% To GoWord Count End

[*] posted on 7-1-2014 at 08:59 PM


Day 1

So my word count for today is 2,136 words, which puts me above my goal of 2K for the first day, but not much. I wrote two full scenes today, and they were the two that I actually had fully planned out. So once I update this, I'm going to keep chugging away at my plotting. I have a vague idea with some specific scenes, but I'm debating whether or not to keep going naturally.

I'm going to post an excerpt every day too. For context, today's comes from when my two MCs first meet at someone's wedding, and my male MC asks my female MC if she wants to dance with him, so they do.

Excerpt of the day:
“I still don’t know your name,” he said, the same stupid smirk on his face. My mother whirled by, dragging my poor confused father with her, and winked at me when she saw I was dancing with someone. At least I wasn’t sitting at the table alone, although I wasn’t sure how much better this was.
“It’s Chelsea.” His hand slipped down on my back a bit and I shot him a death glare. “Chelsea Latimer.”
“Nate,” he said, imitating my implicitly-exasperated tone as he moved his hand back up. “Nate Fuller. It’s a pleasure, Chelsea.”






2011 - Stage Lights | 2012 - New Ways to Fall Apart | 2013 - Collateral Damage

Personal Tumblr | Writing Tumblr

View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
sadies-way-home
JulNo Writer
**


Avatar


Posts: 177
Registered: 5-23-2013
Location: On A Laptop In My Living Room
Member Is Offline

Mood: Eternally Singing
JulNoWriMo Title: Carry You Home

Word Count: 6425 / 50000
Word Count Start13% Complete87% To GoWord Count End

[*] posted on 7-7-2014 at 09:42 AM


Well then. Turns out I didn't remember to use this.

Days 2-6

I am woefully behind.

Of course on the first day I wrote one scene completely out of order/context, so I've spent most of the past couple of days trying to connect it to what I've written (chronologically) since then. I finally did that last night, and my story is almost 6.5K. It's supposed to be rainy and ugly here for most of the week, so I can try my best to play catch-up throughout the next few days.

I made a whole tag on my writing blog dedicated to this story, so you can click here if you want to see what inspires me. Also if you're interested in reading my WIP document, it's on pastebin and can be found here.

Quote:
“So. You’re Nate’s new girl.” Corinne fluffed her hair and then propped her chin on her hand, gazing at me intently. “I can see it.”

“I just met him today.” From the way that both she and Nina were talking, I got the impression that being brought here by Nate Fuller was not a good thing.

“That’s how it always starts.” She snorted. “He’s my ex.”

“Oh.” I could feel a blush creeping across my cheeks, something that I could never control. I always thought it made me look so much younger than I actually was. “I didn’t--”

She laughed out loud. “Oh, it’s fine. We dated in college for a few months. Never serious. You just totally look like his type.”

Now that she pointed it out and I had gotten a better look at her, outside of Nina’s shadow, Corinne and I did look similar. We both had dark brown hair - though hers was chopped short and severe, the tips of it barely reaching her ears, whereas mine was loose and falling to my shoulder blades. Our skin appeared to be about the same shade, and our faces were proportioned in a similar way, with a high nose and cheekbones and a small mouth.

“How old is he?”

Corinne paused and cocked her head to the side as she thought. “Um, his birthday was at the end of April, so now he’d be... twenty-five? Yeah. That sounds right.” She leaned forward until her face was just inches from mine. “Shit, how old are you?” Her voice was almost drowned out by the music, even though she was so close to me.

“Um, eighteen.”


[Edited on 7-7-2014 by sadies-way-home]






2011 - Stage Lights | 2012 - New Ways to Fall Apart | 2013 - Collateral Damage

Personal Tumblr | Writing Tumblr

View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
Tatra
JulNo Writer
**


Avatar


Posts: 200
Registered: 6-5-2009
Location: Ooh, Shiny!
Member Is Offline

Mood: Shiny
JulNoWriMo Title: Prescott Dormitory

Word Count: 102201 / 50000
Word Count Start100% CompleteWord Count End

JulNoWriMo Winner!


[*] posted on 7-7-2014 at 10:45 PM


Oooh, I liked that excerpt! You're doing an awesome job! :D



Zombie Writers United

Julno 14: Prescott Dormitory - when the dead show up for class the King will slowly topple.
View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
Melange
JulNo Royalty
*****


Avatar


Posts: 10441
Registered: 6-22-2011
Location: Austria
Member Is Offline


JulNoWriMo Title: Shukugawa Monogatari

Word Count: 50414 / 50000
Word Count Start100% CompleteWord Count End

JulNoWriMo Winner!


[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 03:36 AM


Nice excerpt! Nate seems to be quite an interesting person... I kind of like your writing style too. Would love to read more! Maybe I'll look at the pastebin you linked after writing today soon. x)



Always keep the faith.
View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
HeraldMage
JulNo Writer
**




Posts: 87
Registered: 5-19-2009
Location: At your window.. boo.
Member Is Offline

Mood: Chpper
JulNoWriMo Title: Rusted Heat

Word Count: 2208 / 50000
Word Count Start4% Complete96% To GoWord Count End

[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 10:08 AM


I like your excerpts, too :) and very interesting about this Nate guy and his preference in women. Wonder why it's that specific o:

And even though you're "behind" you're doing a lot better than me ^^ keep it up!




View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User
marielaurent2221
JulNo Royalty
*****




Posts: 2047
Registered: 5-15-2012
Location: Aurora Nebraska
Member Is Offline

Mood: Excited
JulNoWriMo Title: a time for love

Word Count: 10013 / 50000
Word Count Start20% Complete80% To GoWord Count End

[*] posted on 7-12-2014 at 11:46 AM


I like your excerpts your doing a great job writing your story keep going you can do it Sadie. :)



"Why am i the only one out of this group who thinks she is nuts." - Unknown character in new novel.

"Alpha there is problems heading up north we need to check out and find out what it is." - Liam from Alpha Alliance

"Master do you need anything else i can get you or do you want me to leave you right now." Peter from Blood Bond

"Eric seems to be interested in me. I hope i can get to know him better. And not have my heart broken again." - Bella Swan from A Viking and his Shield
View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

JulNoWriMo is maintained by Robert Watson.
[ Store | Contact Us | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube ]

Powered by XMB 1.9.11
XMB Forum Software © 2001-2012 The XMB Group
[Queries: 16] [PHP: 72.7% - SQL: 27.3%]