HOMG, HOMG, HOMG, THE NANOWRIMO WEBSITE JUST RELAUNCHED. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M GOING TO WORK ON THIS NOVEMBER. I NEED TO CHOOSE A STORY ALREADY SO I CAN PLAN IT AND WRITE IT AND I AM SO EXCITED, I LOVE NANO.
This is pretty much me right now. I'm so excited I can barely type. I'm almost more excited for this relaunch than I was for actually writing my novel this year. The two main contenders for NaNo are still Gunmetal Gray and When the Storm Birds Fly. Emmy (who pretty much was the first person ever to tell me I could write, ily bb) said that she thinks I should write Gunmetal Gray, because if I didn't I'd just be thinking of writing it anyway.
And she has a point.
But I'm still not sure.
I still don't have the confidence in my characters that I'd like to, and I can't decide if it's because I've "known" them for so long or if it's just because they really do need work. My characters are what I pride myself on; without characters, you don't have a story.
But this isn't the place for that right now, because I don't want to rant. Pretty much, this has been my week:
1. Organizing two schoolwide (K-12) charity events. I feel like I'm running a business and it's nuts. I have lunch meetings every day and I don't know if I like it or not.
2. Tests, tests, tests. I'm taking the PSAT in a week and a half. Shoot me now.
3. SCRIVENER FOR WINDOWS IS COMING OUT IN TIME FOR NANO. If you don't know what Scrivener is, google it. I'm too lazy to link it.
4. I went horseback riding on Monday and rode this crazy horse and ended up falling into the jump standard/wall as I was going over a jump. It was not fun and it hurt a lot and I'm still sore, but I went riding tonight and it was fine.
5. I have to work tomorrow.
6. Next weekend, I'll be at my Aunt's, hopefully planning NaNo for the whole weekend.
We're reading The Scarlet Letter in my English class. It's pretty good, and it's definitely an "American classic." So, I'll end this with a question: What makes something a classic?