NaNo Day 1: Starting the Fire in Heaven

Hi guys! So NaNoWriMo has begun today. Last night I was still up at 23.45 and I had enough guts to stay ’til the clock struck twelve to start my NaNo novel! Yeps I started typing at 00.00 today! Since that, I’m completely into it! It’s fun – for the time being. We never know what mischief this challenge holds back…

love and passion for writing

Anyway I only wrote for about 30 minutes – 554 words already – before I went to bed. I wrote the prologue only. I like it when prologues are short. 😛

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Burning in Heaven: Here we go NaNo!

“Burning in Heaven”: the final title of my NaNo story.

burning heart in fire

A very useful exercise to all those who is participating in NaNo:

Know your story well. Do you think you do? Well if the answer is yes, then try to summarise your story in one sentence. If you can, you can proudly say that you’re ready to begin!

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A NaNo Update!

Firstly before I go on with the point of this post, which as you can read in my previous post I promised to write, I’d like to share a wonderful, touching post on the ups and downs of friendship – written by Aurora here: FRIENDSHIP: WHAT IS A FRIEND?.

Alright now… we are approaching Nanowrimo… and as I’m a planner, I’ve begun to plan my story and I’ve come halfway to it 🙂

I wrote everything down in a copybook… but as it was a mess, I decided to divide my notes into chapters (I used to do that for fanfictions) by index cards. Each card is one chapter and on one side I write the chapter number, while on the other side I plot main points. This is an awesome way to organise NaNo. Get inspired in an Alexandra Sokoloff’s post: The Index Card Method and Structure Grid. 

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My NaNoWriMo’11 Novel Idea (Part 2)

>>Part one HERE.

Angel: “I wonder what it’s like to be evil.”

Daemon: “I wonder what it’s like to be good.”

Human: “Believe me, I’ve been both.”

This resumes the whole message of the novel and this has been taken from my Idea Copybook! 🙂 It’s all about the Imperfection of Humans, and that we have to accept because no good could have existed without evil and vice versa, don’t you think so? I was reading some informative book about worldwide clans like Satanism and it said that without Satan, there wouldn’t have been any Church. It’s like the Yin and the Yang… both completes each other though they contrast each other.

This is a concept that I totally agree with, that I follow in life.

yin yang image

 Used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. Opposites thus only exist in relation to each other. (Wikipedia)

The background of my NaNo is very fantastical, full of irrealism, but I like to write things like that 😛

So Ere the Earth was born…

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My NaNoWriMo’11 Novel Idea (part 1)

As you know I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year for the first time (so excited!) and let me tell you that, it’s rather hard to think of an idea that will allow you to write it as a whole 50k words novel in one month.

writing a novel

So think Daphnee! Think!!

Since I was 11 years old, I kept a copybook (now I have two of them) in which I would write any idea, any writing inspiration that came to my mind. I recently went through them and wow, the ideas aren’t bad at all! In fact I think that the more we grow up the more we lose some of this sparkling imagination that we had when we were young. Today there is stress, work, etc to tire our brain so…

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I will be writing a Novel!

Mais quelle mouche m’a piquée??

This is a French expression…

Literally meaning: But what mosquito bit me??

Figuratively meaning: OMG what did I just do??

This is what I’m feeling right now – well part of. Because thanks to my dear friend Aurora, I’ve been tempted to participate in the NaNoWriMo 2011!!!

nanowrimo

What is it? Well every year thousands of aspiring writers sign up to the website HERE, adding those who have been taking part in this competition since so many years, are requested to write a whole complete novel of about 175 pages which is 50 000 words from November 1st to November 30th.

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