My Weekly Update – Nano, Next and New

The alliterations are back ladies and gentleman.

NaNoWriMoDaily Update – Best of the week

Today’s Date:  November 8, 2012
Word Count:  2,132
Observations:  Spent 2 – 4 in my new writing spot; Baker & Spice.  I believe carrot cake is my preferred writing fuel.  Coffee helps, too.  I was writing  a scene today where my female MC and her father who abandoned her when she was a baby get it all out in the open.  It was a powerful scene and I love the way it turned out.  Great mix of back story, but told in a way that the MC was asking specific questions about it so it flowed well.  Then at the end of the scene, my MC and her father kind of take over and I end up talking about another character in the present story that actually put all this in motion 20 something years ago. What? Wait a minute. That wasn’t in the outline.  Where the hell did that come from?  It pissed me off, but then I continued to write it and I couldn’t be mad because it turned out to be really good.  Good plot twist I think is what you would call it. But, some rewrites in an earlier scene are going to be necessary for it to make sense.  Everyone say it with me, “That is what editing is for.” ;-)
I am pleased with how 2,000 words a day is a great pace for me in real life.  I have been pretty busy with work and preparing for an event.  My hope is that I continue to write 2,000 per day most days until I run out of words to say when I am like 80. 
Quick Hits:  Wreck-It Ralph is playing in the theater in the mall under my place.  I see a NaNoWriMo break in my near future. It’s for character research, really it is. 


NaNoWriMo Need to Know

Next 4 Years – It’s hard to pay attention to politics in America living in China, so I have to rely on my blog friends to inform me of the reality of the political landscape in America.  *The views expressed are not necessary shared by Sydney Aaliyah, but on the other hand, they are damn funny.  I always support funny.

New Followers
Kristina at The Bitter Sweet – A Writer’s Journey
Roxanne Crouse at Crouse Photography
Next Weeks Schedule
Monday – The Next Big Thing
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday 
Thursday – Guest Post by Sevastian Winters – Ten Things Every Aspiring Writer Should KNow about Writing as a Profession – Part #1
Saturday – Guest Post by Sevastian Winters – Ten Things Every Aspiring Writer Should Know about Writing as a Profession – Part #2  *It’s that good, I had to split it into two post.
Sunday – My Weekly Update


Everyone still on track for NaNoWriMo?   Do your characters every take you to places you didn’t intend to go? 

7 thoughts on “My Weekly Update – Nano, Next and New

  1. Sounds like you’re cranking it out with those unpredictable characters! Good job, Sydney. I just broke 14K, which I consider a pretty good place for someone in my condition :). I don’t leave the couch much, so that’s good for writing (as long as I can stay awake).

  2. I didn’t know you were living in China! I’m really glad I’m following you now. 🙂 Sounds interesting.

    Characters always take me off the story outline and they are usually right, so I go with it. 🙂 As for NaNo progress, don’t hate me, but I just cracked 30k yesterday, and I’m still going strong!
    I totally agree. NaNo IS the reward!

    1. HAHA. Kirsten, I could never hate you, especially since I’m am currently sitting at 30,455 as of 3 minutes ago. Yeah, us. I do live in China, but I am moving back to the states in December. I have been here for 6 years and it is time to come home. I promise more adventures to come. Just not of the Asian variety anymore after this month.

  3. Oh wow, you’ve got a great week planned! (I could never be that organized!) I can’t seem to follow you without using my wordpress account (which I never check.) So I’m counting on my memory to remind me to visit your blog on Wednesday and Thursday, because those posts seem very interesting 😀

    1. Hi Ravena, Thanks for visiting me when every you remember. I keep picturing you driving to school and then exclaiming loudly, oh no, I forgot to check Sydney Aaliyah. haha. Actually, I have that issue, too. But, now I that I think about it if you put another email address that isn’t associated with your WordPress account then you can follow me by email. I just though of that and am going to give it a try.

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