I like to say that I’m a writer, when in reality I write 7% of the time and procrastinate the other 93%.
Also, this may or may not be a new thing/feature?/(idk what to call it) I shall do to encourage myself to ACTUALLY WRITE MY STORY.* And also because May said I should write a novel. But I am like .07% finished with THAT so I’m just going to do a post about it instead. #compromise??? I’m also going to include a couple of snippets from my outline because WHY NOT.
And also, one of my goals for the new year was to post more about writing. And.. yep, I CANNOT check that off the list… until now, I guess. And I guess one of the main reasons I didn’t really post about was because I have an irrational fear of others stealing my story** even though it’s not even that good.
So, my main project right now is called The Night of Shattered Stars, and I call it TNOSS for short because it’s a long name***.
I started writing my story back when I DIDN’T discover outlining but I decided to outline. Because that is what professional writers do. And I’m totally
not a professional writer. This is supposed to be YA, BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF LEVEL I WRITE AT. CHILDREN’S BOOKS, PROBABLY.
Oh, and btw I took the featured photo. IT WAS SO MUCH WORK, holding a pen with my hand.
*I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW THIS WILL BE AN UPDATE THING BECAUSE BY THE NEXT TIME I POST I WILL PROBABLY HAVE DONE 0% MORE ON MY PROJECT??
**But omg it happened once!! Except it wasn’t really stealing? I had this idea about a girl who’s losing her memory. And like half a year later, I saw the blurb on Netgalley and was like WAIT WHAT. So, uh.. I can’t write that anymore! The book is called The Memory Book if you want to read it! #shestolemyidea #justkidding
***OMG it’s five words. It’s too long for my brain to process fully.
The main character is Aasani (her name is the name of one of the stars in the Virgo constellation, according to this random wikia I found online #itotallydidmyresearch Also, it’s just a really pretty name.)
Aasani’s basic description:
- She’s a thief.
- She starts off living in a city, stealing to survive*.
- Also, she’s fiery and isn’t that good at fighting and apparently not stealing either. BECAUSE SHE GOT CAUGHT.
Wait WHAT IS SHE GOOD AT? eh, I’ll figure that out later.
I’m writing this from first person past tense** because I like to get into the character’s head more.
There are other characters too. A guy named Noah (I might change his name) and Aeta and Zinka. And none of those names have meaning because I was too lazy to pick out meaningful ones except for the one for my main character. I just made them up! (Hopefully they sound authentic??? #seehowprofessionalIam??) Except for Noah. That’s already a kinda common name.
*I just realized this has Aladdin vibes?? I DIDN’T DO IT ON PURPOSE.
**But I might change! I am a very indecisive worm*** so WHO KNOWS.
***But seriously, once I took like 10 minutes to choose whether or not to buy something at Dollar Tree. Spoiler: I ended up buying the gummy bears.
So basically it takes place in a fictional (Arabian-like, maybe?) desert and the stars are magic/sources of power. And I’m not going to reveal anymore except for in the blurb thing.
And the story starts out with Aasani trying to steal a dagger. Emphasis on TRYING.
And… I will include a blurby thing but I’m really bad at pitching things to others so PREPARE TO BE DISAPPOINTED.
A thief’s worst nightmare… is getting caught.
Aasani lives in the city, surviving only by thievery. Until she can’t. When Aasani tries to steal a dagger from the market, she’s caught. And hauled off the prison.
When the rebellion comes knocking on the doors of the her cell, Aasani faces two choices: lie about being in the rebellion and be released from the prison, or stay there and possibly never come out.
An intense story taking place in an Arabian-esque desert, where there’s nowhere to hide but the sand.
ALSO I TRIED TO BLOCKQUOTE THIS SO IT LOOKS DEFINED OR WHATEVER BUT IT DOESN’T SHOW UP LIKE THAT ON THE ACTUAL POST??? #whatevenwordpress
Like, look at how it looks in the drafting stage!!! LOOK AT THIS.
Like, maybe I should just upload a picture instead of TRYING TO FORMAT HELP PLEASE. Also, this picture is one of my former drafts of the blurb and I don’t want to take another screenshot because IT’S TOO MUCH WORK on WINDOWS. #lazy
So, here are some snippets! Of my outline. Not my draft because I am like 0% finished with that, how productive do you even think I am??
And I like to pretend I’m funny? My outlines are probably funnier (if they even are funny?? They’re more random than anything else.) than my story itself, let’s be honest here. I am SO BAD at writing humorous scenes WHAT EVEN.
And well, these snippets are not really examples of my writing but more examples of my trying to be hilarious while writing my outline. Also I kept on misspelling ‘snippet’ as ‘snipped’ for some reason?? THEY HAVE SIMILAR MEANINGS, OK?
So… yeah, those are all of my snippets. And all of them were about my writing
failures problems rather than focusing on my actual story, #oops. And… I do not know what else to say, so I’m just going to start my closer.
This post is almost one thousand words??? Is this normal length for posts because I didn’t realize…
Oh, I forgot, but I also made a Pinterest board, here: (There are only like 13 pins but whatEVER. I’ll add more later.)