And it’s Sunday already! Like how does that happen? The week flies by just like that and I can’t even say it’s been a busy week for me. Nope. I’ve been at home, in bed all day since Thursday with a terrible case of the flu. But I finished Insurgent – I’m not sure if I told you guys that yet… Maybe I did. I’m sorry I’ll just blame it on the meds…
I haven’t been doing as much as I could have in the last few days, in fact this weekend seem like a blurry haze of nothingness. Anyway, I thought I’d do my Sunday check in before I do some more NaNoPrep. I need to start naming races and developing a more detailed history of the world and the various races and creatures. So exciting!
So what have I done since my last check in?
Regarding NaNoPrep I have been outlining and naming characters and trying to figure out their place in the world. Notice how I said world and not story? Yeah, I kind of don’t have a clear plot just yet, I have an overall ‘set-up’ and ‘conflict’ but I need to get to know my characters a little better before I figure out how this will all play out.
A little confession – I already have a favourite character. She is one of the three main characters (yes, this will be multi-POV) and her name is Melaea and she is going to be totally badass. She is from on a nomad tribes from the Swaard Desert and is a “dragon charmer” – that’s what I’m calling it for now – and has the ability to play/control fire. I suppose you could call her an elemental. Whenever I think of Melaea I just get super excited to write.
I’m struggling with the development of the antagonist because the character I have in mind is not actually evil at all, rather that she is willing to do whatever it takes to protect what is left of her family, even if that means declaring war with the neighbouring kingdom.
Besides NaNoPrep, I started reading Clockwork Angel. I found reading the first few chapters a bit difficult but I’m starting to realise that’s the case with every new novel I read. But once I got pass Chapter Four I knew I was going to enjoy this one. Hopefully I’ll finish it soon.
I also kind of cheated and ordered more books despite the fact that I said I would read five before I buy anymore. I did a confession blog about it yesterday…
I’ve also been participating in the #booktoberfest challenge create by @blotsandplots on Instagram. It’s been super fun so far, which reminds me I haven’t done today’s challenge because I don’t own any pastel coloured book… Oops.
That’s it for today’s check in.
I gotsta get back to my prep.