• NaNoWriMo,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    Overthinker’s Anonymous & Mid-NaNoWriMo (2013) Update

    Hello, my name is Krystal, and I think too much. cue chorus of drones “Hi, you!” I had a very bad day this past weekend (I’m honestly crazy so it happens), and I was up late writing a rather intense, and seriously creepy scene at 3 am to the hum of the HVAC, and I thought, “How have I never been able to write scenes like this before?” Now, I had a lot of fun, new things in my last story, and some really intense scenes, but nothing quite like this. So the next day I was still down (and now sleep deprived) and thinking/obsessing about it, and I realized:…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress

    It’s NaNoWriMo Time: Press Start

    For NaNo this year, I’m tackling a supernatural horror story. It’s not something super new for me, but what IS new is my protagonist. I have my very first morally ambiguous MC. And not only that, in all my years of writing, I’ve NEVER had an MC start the story with a boyfriend, unless she was getting dumped on the first page. I’ve never had a pet. I’ve never had a parent that actually played an essential role (in this case, the parent is majorly essentially to my girl’s character development.) And I’ve never had a snotty MC. At least not one I actually liked and didn’t end up changing. It’s also…