I know, no one has seen me a while since all of these book review posts. There’s still more to come, mind you, but I thought I’d just talk about myself today. What can I say? I like talking about myself. And, anyone who says they don’t like doing the same, are silly. They do. They just want to look like they aren’t selfish.
Honestly though, talking about yourself isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes we need to. I wouldn’t understand half of who I am if I didn’t first jabber on about it, that’s for sure.
Anyway, I’ve finished handwriting my second draft (whoop whoop!). All that’s left is typing it, which becomes a whole new draft. I always tend to edit once I’m typing. And, most of the time, it is me adding description. Let me just say, I’m terrible with the day to day descriptors. I prefer doing the terrible stuff. Even my romance descriptions aren’t the best. Ahhh, oh well.
At this rate, my third draft will be done before November. Which is good, because I have planned out a whole new thing for NaNoWriMo. I have found it difficult to finish a 50k novel in a month. I’ve made it to 25k, but 50k? That, my friend, is a feat.
I’ve planned it out quite nicely. I’m doing a 25k, maybe more, novella and then the rest of the words will be another piece of work I’ve been thinking about. I’m just not sure if I want to work on the sequel to my now third draft or a stand alone. I’m thinking the stand alone. I have three in mind and all three are a bit dark.
One is a Victorian gothic romance/horror. The other is a modern Young Adult horror. The last is a New Adult, possibly paranormal erotic/possibly also horrific. I’m not sure on the last one.
I know the first by heart and it’s something that has been on my mind since College. I thought of it during Poetry class and was inspired to do an epic poem with it, but I am not a poet. Writing a novel sounds like a better idea for it.
The second is inspired by high school bullying and hungry ghosts. Oh yes, it’s something you would see in a decent horror film. Which reminds me, there aren’t that many good ones lately. This is not a fun year for horror movies. :(
The third is about a girl who finds out she is a Succubus. Naturally, with that knowledge alone, sex would have to be in the story. I’m not really good at sex scenes. I tend to blush and get nervous around them. Makes you wonder how I have a son, huh? Anyway, I’m not too sure if I have the cahonies to pull this one off.
In all, I really think it’s a toss up between the first and second idea. I really didn’t delve into the story ideas well enough. I know, they are pretty generic, but that’s what I’m willing to offer at this moment. Who knows, maybe I’ll just write a bit of all three and figure them out later. Or, I could just write a bunch of short stories after the novella. Huh, we’ll see.