Writer’s Group Meet #4 @TheYAPage

Heyo Bookaholics!

The best day of every month!

I haven’t had much time to write recently and to top it all off, I’ve been stuck at a single roadblock in my story. That was until Friday afternoon! Friday afternoon I somehow managed to fully outline my novel #REALISE, and on Saturday morning while I waited fifteen minutes for the train, I finalised my first chapter!

This is super exciting for me as I’ve been struggling so hard to perfect the plot of this novel and make it relevant to the YA audience I have directed it towards. It is my goal to make this my first finished manuscript and I just want it to be awesome!

The Writer’s Meet

We all met up at Mr Tulk on Swanston St in the city and had a hearty brunch and a wonderful chat about all the bookish things!

We let each other know about the books we are all reading and our feelings about them, as well as our current writing projects and how they’re coming along.

After we ate, we got to writing and I can now finally confirm that my word count is at 16,500 words! This is perfect and right where I want to be at 10 chapters in.

The Crew!

Photo courtesy of @TheYAPage on Instagram

There was a smaller group than usual this month, and it turned out to just be a girls brunch! I had so much fun and as I am going to these meetups I am becoming more comfortable writing with other people around me. Sitting in silence with friends is always a challenge, but when you are all writing and have the opportunity to workshop and discuss your work, it is truly something to be treasured.

As always I am so grateful for these events and I cannot wait to share my first chapter on the Facebook group and be open to feedback that may come my way.

#REALISE has turned into a partially own voices contemporary romantic-ish novel that is still being developed and currently will end at chapter 23 (if all goes to plan).

Comment below if you’re writing anything, or if you have a group that you write and workshop with.

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What are you writing? xxx

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NANO Accepting Defeat and Final Words.

Heyo Bookaholics!

NaNoWriMo is over!

For me usually, this post will be arriving a little late to my blog. I am currently on my last day in Mumbai on a Social Impact Project of which it is currently Saturday afternoon. We will be heading off on an 8hr train ride tonight; destination: PAL.

In my earlier blog posts – NaNoWriMo Bi-Weekly Update and NaNoWriMo Preparation – I gave you information on my current WIP titled Realise. Realise was initially a Wattpad ‘poem’ book that has 26 chapters and a good base foundation for a full novel.

Realise tells the story of a girl named Jaz who loves a boy, Ed. It also tells the story of Jaz and Josh but through Jaz’s hurtful eyes. My aim is to write a story in which the reader sympathises with the background characters while not liking the main one. I aim to write this in a way in which it is enjoyable to read but also spark deep emotion in the reader.

Writing Progress for the Month of November (NaNo Month)

So… I failed NaNoWriMo. There will be no excuses or explanations in this post, just cold hard facts about my current WIP and how I plan to proceed in the future with it.

I use a website called Pacemaker to track my writing progress. It’s clean and effective to use and tells you the percentage you’ve written in your novel. As per 30th November, I wrote only 14% of my novel. A shameful amount which I intend to improve over the coming months.

Shown above is also a daily word count tracker of the period of time you’ve set (or as per current date).

Realise currently has 6,513 words and 53 pages as most of the pages are chapters that have been planned out prior to writing the novel. Unlike The Inversion, I had a full story plan for this novel with annotations and snippets of dialogue from the previous Wattpad version.

My plan from here is to keep writing this novel and hopefully finish it in the coming months and have the first draft edited by June/ July 2019. Don’t hold me to it, but that is my short-term goal to hopefully kickstart my writing career.

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How did NaNoWriMo go for you??

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