Draft Entry #2: Crackers and Jerky (A Seemingly Average Holiday)

Hey guys, it is Christmas! Happy holidays. Happy 25th of December. Happy winter day. It’s been awhile and in my last blog post I talked about how I made myself a challenge to finish my first ever novel draft before the year ended. And I kept my end of the bargain…sort of.

If I abide by the rules that I put forth, then I technically won. I tried to write at a steady pace, but some things came up. Long story short, I didn’t finish what I set out to do how I wanted it. But the challenge dictated that I should be done with something before the end of the year. I’ve got something, but I’m nowhere near done completion of what I envisioned my story to be.

Now, I know how much of a loophole this sounds like… because it kind of is and I was very vague with my rules. BUT, I wrote what I could. It’s nowhere near done, but it’s something. I will write all I can until New Years, though, so I’ll make those few days count. So, here’s a small update on the draft:

New antagonist seems to be working nicely. I kind of added him in as a kind of left field experiment, but it’s actually turning out pretty good, I think. The last half of the book is the chunk that is most fleshed out. I’m having more trouble with the beginning as it is pretty saggy in terms of action, but I’ll see what I can do.

Now, I had mentioned that some things came up and they did. The first thing was college. Got kind of caught up with that and really didn’t write much for a long time. So yes… The second and biggest thing, however, is that I began writing some songs for an EP I want to release. A lot of the time I was trying to get the equipment to actually record the music before the end of the year, but sadly, due to money troubles (currently spending my Christmas eating crackers, jerky and drinking water) and being on a family trip of sorts, it’s impossible to release the EP before year’s end like I had planned.

So, here’s the thing now, at the start of next year I’m probably going to be focusing on getting the recording equipment and instruments more than writing the draft. So the draft (for now) is at a standby. I’m obviously going to work at it any way I can, but not as much as I would with a challenge. After I get the equipment I’m going to start recording the songs. By then I’ll probably have the EP name and release date details (PROBABLY). I’m pretty excited for that since I have wanted to release this for a long time now.

Now, the novel thing. I’m going to keep at it and give you an update on how it’s going on New Year’s Day. I’ll be working on it while I record the music, but not 100%. Er, yeah. That’s about it.

How’s your novel draft going? How far into it are you and what is it about? Lemme know! Merry Christmas, folks. Going back to my crackers and jerky.


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