Sunday, October 1, 2017

My NaNo Prep So Far...

It is officially the last month before NaNoWriMo.
*dies*
If that doesn't freak you out, I don't know what will. NaNo is amazing, but INSANE!!
I've basically procrastinated my prep for it all this time, after struggling through two failed book ideas, I finally found an idea I liked. And that would work.
I think.
But just because I have this idea doesn't mean I have a complete plot- there are so many more things I'm nowhere near figuring out! So that means---October is the prepping month.
I have to kick my non-motivated butt into action!!
This is my idea journal or whatever you wanna call it! This is basically all I've touched concerning prep. All of my ideas and brainstorming go in here!
I have a page that has the start of what I think my novel will be on it- but I need to fill up way more pages.
*sobs into the floor*
I have the best understanding of my main character...which...happened....because...
*nervous laughing*
Because innocently, Jaclynn and I decided- HEY! Let's write our characters together as a writing exercise to get to know them more!
So of course we did that.
She had a girl character (since then her NaNo novel has changed, but that was originally her character).
And I have a guy character.
Can you see where this is heading? XD
We started out writing really awkwardly because I had no inspiration, but soon enough we were writing like crazy...the writing exercise went over the span of a couple weeks...And...the inevitability of us TOTALLY SHIPPING OUR CHARACTERS TOGETHER HAPPENED.
I've drawn some fan art...
This was just the start of all the fan art to come afterward. I think in total I made...eight drawings of these two love birds...XD XD
(edited by Jaclynn)
But besides us making a huge ship for our two separate characters, I learned a lot about my character Zack! I think it'll be easier to hear his voice now when I write him in the first draft. If he would just shut up about how he's made for Evelyn, maybe I could focus. XD LOL!
(picture does not belong to me. I found it on Pinterest. XD)
This is a real life, not drawing of what I imagine Zack to look like! If he was one hundred percent accurate, he would look just a little different, but this is pretty good. ;)
This was a drawing I posted on Instagram of another one of my characters! She is the actual love interest of Zack's, even though once again- Zack is yelling about Evelyn. 
*sigh*
BE QUIET, ZACK, I KNOW.

Basically my NaNo prep has involved too much drawing and not enough deciding what my PLOT IS EVEN ABOUT.
(That's how you know I love drawing more than writing. XD)

So, tell me! How is your guys' prep going? Have you ever drawn your characters before? :) I love to do it, I feel like I get to personally figure out more about them from it. ;)
Thank you for reading my post! :D
-Emma-
P.S. Tell me if you want to learn more about Zevelyn...I have multiple screenshots of our texts and how their story all went down. Plus an abundance of drawings. XD

14 comments:

  1. When you accidentally let a ship take over your characters. Very cute art!

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  2. ZEVELYN!! ZACK! Oh, how I love him. #fictionalcrush XD Evelyn is still sobbing over wanting to be with him, too.... Heme. O_O XD
    YOU CAN DO THIS COOKIE! I BELIEVE IN YOU!!! *cheers*
    ~Dee~
    P.S. Do the post about Zevelyn. It's amaze. <3 XD

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    1. YESH, I KNOW! #shippinghard
      YAYYYYYY I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN---
      -Emma-

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  3. *rolls on floor laughing head off*
    why do i find this so amusing? idk XD
    oooh! yes! do a zevelyn post! i wanna find out more about them! :D
    Most crazily, ~Olive

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    1. I'm so happy you liked this post, Olive!! :D Okay, maybe I will! :)
      -Emma-

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  4. MY DUDE. Ships insist on taking over my stories as well. Good luck with NaNo! I can't participate this year, but I'll be cheering you all on.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. I AM SO NOT A SHIPPY PERSON BUT THIS SPRANG UP ON ME AND LIKE---HOW. XD XD
      Aw, thank you! :)
      -Emma-

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    1. Maybe I'll make a post about it sometime soon then. ;)
      -Emma-

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  6. Very often (too often than I'd like to admit), shipping happens in the most inconvenient times between characters who have no hope of ever getting together. It's a problem. Like, a BAD problem. Lol!

    I wish you much inspiration and many words for this upcoming NaNo! :)

    ~Lizzy

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  7. Love your art!!! :D Good luck with NaNo!!

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  8. Your novel sounds awesome and I can't wait to hear more about it!:)
    -Quinley

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  9. I love shipping characters! And your art is soooooooo good! I love your journal, its aesthetic. <3

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