Ivy of Our Hearts still begs to be written. It's one of those ideas that's been really hard to shake off. I've thought about it a lot this year, rearranging scenes in my head and adding new plot points. The story line is more or less the same. But with my new interest in fantasy and my imagination being led by my favorite old fairy tales, I think I've taken it to a new exciting level. I don't have a new synopsis yet. You can read the original synopsis here if you wish. Bridge to Terabithia and Snow White have been major inspirations.
50K is a long way off. I haven't even reached 10k for my current WIP--We Are Shining. In September I picked up a sparkly notebook called Diamond Starlight for plotting, doodling, and brainstorming. It reminded me of the stars. It's funny how something so simple can motivate you to keep going.
I doubt I'll finish it before NaNoWriMo, but if I can write at least half of it I'd be gleeful. The quote below reminds me of my MC Bryn whose once glittering eyes are now not so glittery.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
- Roald Dahl
Goals for October
- Hit 25,000 words in We Are Shining
- Finish reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in time for the movie
- Purchase a new notebook for Ivy of Our Hearts and write a new synopsis
- Blog 2x a week
- Do more of what makes me happy without guilt or fear
It's officially fall. And fall means new beginnings.