it’s that time again…

…time for thirty days & nights of literary abandon! from november 1st to november 30th, i’ll be holed up with my laptop at my desk, on the couch, at starbucks, at the library, and sometimes hiding from it in corners or under tables when i get scared.

i’m actually more prepared for NaNoWriMo this year. i’ve got a loose outline for my novel (a young adult fiction novel this year), most of the names for my characters figured out, and the story arc plotted. i’ve even got a few cute little details that pop into my head every now and then that i wish i could share, but i can’t yet. it should be a fun story to write. much less serious than last year’s, anyway. the tentative title is LIARFACE. like i said, tentative.

my main character popped up in my imagination a little less than a year ago. she seriously and literally just appeared in my head out of nowhere. i know it sounds weird to non-writers, but that’s what usually happens when i write. 🙂  her name is adelaide. her friends call her addy, and her mother (a self-procliamed southern belle) calls her “lady.” it’s a bit of a coming-of-age story in which addy learns that lies and secrets don’t make friends! it’ll be mostly comical, sometimes serious, relatable, and sometimes a bit romantic. i’m excited to start sharing excerpts once i get into the swing of things!

the only downfall is that school is going to be a bit of a hindrance. i have to finish (er, start?) a term paper that’s due nov. 9th, and i have a lot of reading to do for other classes. *and* nanowrimo starts on tuesday (which is november 1st, of course!), which is the day of my four-hour CLASS FROM HELL. it goes until 7:45pm, which means i’ll probably miss the first write-in. boooo.

also, sorry about the whole blogging hiatus. :/  i have a bit to talk about where school is concerned, but i can’t do it right this second. i *will* say that i’m becoming more confident about my art. i’m submitting another painting to a a show. i’m not altogether sure that getting accepted into this one is a possibility, but hey! you never know, right? my other one was accepted into the student gallery, after all, and judged fit by my peers to be placed in the hallway. 🙂

anyway, more blogging to come soon. i’m also going to try to post some “paintings in progress” type of things on my “i heart art” blog. i’ll post here letting you know when that blog has new stuff too. click on the icon that says “i heart art” with a picture of my palette on it over there. ———————>

 

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