Well, it’s the dreaded week two: the week where 26% of NaNoWriMo participants drop out of the race. That is not a real statistic, I just made it up. But it sounds true, because I know you’re feeling it, too: the urge to just let it go. But don’t succumb! You’re just days from week three, that glorious week when things start to come together, you see the climax of your plot looming in the distance, and you break into a run towards it, weeping with joy at the prospect of regular showers and food that possesses nutritional value.
But we’re not there yet. You have to make it through week two to get to week three. Which is why for this week’s NaNoNerd It Up challenge, we wanted to help you out with your pressing plot questions (and you’re helping us out with ours!)
Also, because it’s week two and everything sux 5ever, Nicole and I chose to just do written blogs this week, not vlogs. Because ain’t nobody got time for that.
In last week’s vlog, I posed my pressing novel question to you, which concerned a character that I had accidentally implied to be significant, who was not really a part of the plot yet.
Donovan, noting that she was a “novice,” a rookie, suggested I turn the tables and make this character an “über force” who has taken an interest in my main character. That has a lot of promise!
John suggested that she be instrumental in saving the Sisterhood, which is a cool idea! I hadn’t thought much about what would happen with the Sisterhood after Cassia left. Hm…
Whiteknight suggested I make her a spy for the other side. That’s a very interesting idea, because that implies that she’s not human at all (or she wouldn’t be able to use magic…) Gotta think about that one some more!
Aravan suggested that this character have an adventure all her own that we don’t see happening, but that she meets up with Cassia later and we learn that she’s been on a crazy trip, too! That would be cool, implying that Cassia is not the only one trying to change things.
Thanks for your suggestions, guys! I really appreciate the help, and they are definitely helping me brainstorm some ways to work this character back in!
What pressing plot questions do you have? Let us know in the comments on this post and we’ll try and help you think outside the box to figure them out!
Stuck? Maybe you’d benefit from finding a writing totem. Or maybe you just need to figure out where your priorities are in the writing process. And of course, I really hope you don’t have writer’s block!
Don’t forget to add me as a writing buddy.