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NaNoWriMo Day 15 update

Wow, the month sure does fly by when you’re broke, lol…okay so for today’s update, we are halfway through the month, and while some writers are already at the 25k mark I am struggling to reach 9k. Still, I feel like I’m being productive, if in short spurts. I almost feel like I’m writing flash Fiction, and I guess that’s correct in a sense because I’m not sure exactly where I’m going. In my story, or would be novel, I have introduced a whole host of characters in 8k words. Now I have to figure out what to do with them. Not an easy task when you can only write a few sentences at a time.

I am having fun with this however. Switching up my normal point of view has opened me up to all kinds of possibilities, though I’m not sure its all that well written. I guess my normal readers and fellow writers will have to judge that when i get around to sharing this latest endeavor. I’m hoping to post the opening soon, so keep an eye out and please let me know what you think.

Okay, so I’m out of here, to try and go bounce a few more sentences off the wall and see how they settle on paper. I’m really hoping to bash out another 500 words tonight so wish me luck.

Until next time….

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NaNoWriMo, here I come….

Uh oh, here we go with another attempt at National Novel Writing Month. Though I don’t believe i will be as successful as I was last year due to time constraints, but I’m not here to win. I’m here to write. I doubt I will be able to complete the 50k words that NaNoWriMo considers a win, but if I’m lucky I’d like to be able to do at least half that.

I am trying to challenge myself a little this year by writing in a point of view I am not totally comfortable with. Most of my books or long form stories are told in the first person, so I’m going to try and toss that out the window this year. Wish me luck.

My title this year is tentatively called “Perhaps, Mina.” If I had to classify it, I plan for it to be a paranormal romance, though I’m hoping it will have some other elements to it as well. We’ll have to see where the characters take me. The story will start off with one of the sentences from my recent “Seven Days Of Sentences,” but I’m not saying which one….yet. 😉

Now something I won’t be able to do this time around is post what I write everyday. I will still let you know of my progress as much as I can, but I won’t be able to post the story as it’s written, as I did with last year’s entry “Time Of Our Death.” However, when the month is over, depending on how much I’ve actually accomplished, I will get to posting the story I hope. Still, because it has a vampire theme, I may wait until my other long form bloodsucking tale “vampire boys of summer” is complete and posted to avoid confusion between the two. Well just have to wait and see, I suppose.

Ok, so anyway, I hope you all will wish me luck this year, and if you are doing NaNoWriMo as well, feel free to let me know and I’ll try to help cheer you on as well. Have a great Halloween night and I’ll see you in November. 🙂

Seven Days Of Sentences: Day 5

Just a couple more days left in the challenge. If you’re just joining me here, the challenge is this: write a story in just one sentence. Sentence can be any length, but once a period is in place, that’s it. So here we go with my attempt on Day 5.

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The Bible told him what to do, and though it wasn’t what we would have done, perhaps our minds weren’t quite as twisted as his.

Seven Days Of Sentences: Day One

As an attempt to get my creative juices flowing again, I thought I would challenge myself, and hopefully challenge other readers/writers as well. So, beginning today I’m starting something I call, “7 days of sentences.” The challenge here is every day for seven days to paint a scene in just one sentence. The sentence can be as lengthy as you like , but once that period is in place, that’s it. The goal here is to create a story in as few words as possible. The story need not be complete, but it does need to describe a scene within that one sentence. In addition, throughout the seven day run, each day’s entry cannot be related to any of the others. At the end of this challenge, you should have seven unrelated sentences that would make starting points for seven different tales. It’s all about creativity and getting motivated to write something. Put your entry in the comments for this post and/or post it in your own blog. Be sure to link it back to this one, so I can read what you came up with. My first day’s attempt is below. Hope you enjoy. Now, let’s have some writing fun!

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Rain falls, and Anna watches the stars, wondering if one day she’ll be like a planet colliding with another, knocked off its axis, and spinning wildly into the beautiful darkness.

The Liebster Award


Very special thanks and much gratitude to Just A Young Reader (https://justayoungreader.wordpress.com) for nominating me for the Liebster Award.

 The rules for nomination are:
Display the icon of the award.

Answer all 11 given questions.

Nominate 5 notable blogs which have at most 200 followers.

Create 11 fresh questions for the bloggers to answer.

My Answers to Just A Young Reader’s Questions:


1. What inspired the name of your blog?

I wanted something simple that would state my blog’s purpose and what it is I am trying to do. “Paul Writes” just seemed to fit.

2. What inspired you to blog what you blog?

I have always wanted to be a writer, it seems. From a young age, I was always crafting stories. The blog gives me a means to showcase both current and older works to a potentially wider audience than my circle of friends at home. I started out online in poetry and writing groups, and eventually ended up writing my first book, Resurrection Diaries, in a blog similar to this one.

3. What do you consider as your most favorite blog post?

I have a hard time selecting a fave, but I really do enjoy working on my serialized paranormal teen adventure, “Vampire Boys Of Summer”. And hopefully, the readers who drop by like it, too.

4. How you feel about your nomination for the Liebster Award?

I consider it an honor that anyone would nominate me for anything. To be recognized by an individual for my work is truly what my writing has been about from the beginning. To bring enjoyment and entertainment to others through the written word. Whether it’s poetry or short stories, it’s all about making others feel something, so I’m very grateful to be nominated.

5. What is your preferred topic to blog about?

Though I like exploring various themes and topics, I really enjoy paranormal stories, as they allow me to play with, not just the reader’s imagination, but my own.

6. What is your favorite food, and what thoughts does it instigate as you are reading this question?

Chinese. Right now I’m thinking sweet and sour chicken for lunch. Beyond that however, I’m thinking I need to write a scene that takes place in an Asian restaurant.

7. If you were to choose anything (including people) to blog about at this moment, what would it be?

I think it would be interesting to blog about how music influences nearly everything about us. As a writer, and even in terms of my personality, I find music to be a big influence on how I view myself and my world. 

8. How do you feel about your blog,e.g. Do you feel proud of it, do you feel it could gain more followers, etc.?

Yes, I am proud of my blog. It seems to have come a long way in just a few months. I have had the blog for a year or two, but I wasn’t really doing anything with it. Now, I am posting in it daily , and I have watched it gain momentum. I’m happy with its growth spurt, and I would love to see it grow even further. My short term goal is 100 followers. Still, hashing out my long term goals 😉

9. Who or what would you consider as the chief driving force behind the creation of your blog?

My love of creating stories. I love making up stories in my head so the blog  helps me get them out of there and into written form. My wife has also been a driving factor. As I read my work to her, I get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Her excitement  over my latest serial compelled me to start including it on the blog, and inspiring me to get back to work on my writing.

10. How do you manage your blog, e.g. How do you keep it clean and organized?

I’m not sure that I keep it very clean 😉 I guess I try to make custom categories, and apply an image to each, so that the reader can visually recognize something they are following or interested in. I also like to apply latest posts with the ‘featured’ tag, so they will be at the top of the page. Other than that, my organization is pretty lax at the moment.

11. What is your favorite part about blogging?

I enjoy sharing my work in this kind of medium. Before the blog experience, I did the groups and forum thing, and before that I just shared with family and friends. The blog has the potential  of having my writing being seen by a wider audience. I firmly believe that in the art of storytelling, keeping it to yourself almost defeats the purpose. Stories are meant to be told, and every reader helps the story breathe itself into life.  

 

My Five Nominees

2amshortstories  2amshortstories.wordpress.com

The girl you never noticed thediaryofaninvisibleordinarygirl.wordpress.com

Cupcakes & horror horrorandcupcakes.wordpress.com

dgrownupkid dgrownupkid.wordpress.com 

ambroseandelsie ambroseandelsie.wordpress.com

My Eleven Questions
1. Who was the first person to inspire or encourage your blog?
2. What do you hope to achieve with your blog?
3. Do you prefer silence or background noise when you write?
4. What song would be the theme song for your blog?
5. If your blog were made into a movie, who would play you (or one of your characters)?
6. In terms of blog growth, what do you prefer, more likes or more followers?
7. Favorite time of day (or night) to write?
8. Favorite place or setting to write?
9. At this very moment in time who or what inspires you most?
10. If you could live in any book as any character, which book and character would you choose?
11. Are there any other places besides WordPress where others can read your work?
About this nominee

I’m Paul D Aronson, author and blogger from Virginia. In my blog, I write mostly serialized paranormal fiction, short stories, and poetry. My first book, the paranormal thriller, Resurrection Diaries, is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Lulu in print format. Digital versions are also available for Kindle, Nook, and Ipads from those outlets.