It’s an interesting thing, really. I started writing in November for National Novel Writing Month, and didn’t stop until the 2nd of January. Well, that’s not exactly true. There were several days of non-writing going on – but not even one since November ended. Hmm. Think on that one, I should.
And of course you’ll notice that I crossed a New Year’s during that writing, and with a new year comes resolutions. I made one, and part of that resolution (Never Give Up) is that I write about 1,500 words every day.
And since I finished the first draft of “Living Up” Thursday, that means that Friday I started a new story!
Okay, it’s not exactly new. It’s a story about a woman who gets trapped in a wedding dress for 24 hours, and you can read the prologue of it on my blog here: Abandoned. I started the story as part of the 2013 A to Z Blog Challenge, where I was going to write a chunk of the story every day (an hour of the 24 hours, actually, plus prologue and epilogue), but then Life Happened. (And if you read my previous post, you’ll recognize that this is an actual excuse, not just some nambsy pambsy excuse that really means I just SQUIRREL! You know?)
The story isn’t called Abandoned, though, it’s got a working title of “The Cyan Dress”. Cyan is the main character, and she gets her heart stomped on a bit in the beginning. I’m not even going to apologize for that. She was dating a jerk, and it was about time she got rid of him!
But as the story progresses, I hope to teach Cyan to stop trying to plan and control everything, and to have a little bit of fun. I also am excited to use my favorite method of enjoying special things – by using them, not just looking at them. (You know what I mean – the wedding china that only comes out for holidays and can’t go in the dishwasher? The sweater you love so much that you wear once a year in case it gets snagged by a rogue ring?) So Cyan’s stuck in her dress, and I’m going to make sure she enjoys it. Hopefully everyone else will too, by the time I’m done with the story. :D