Colds and Writing

The cover I made for my novel. I think I am probably going to have to change the title because Eversnow is not mentioned much.

At the moment it is Camp NaNoWriMo or Camp National Novel Writing Month. I am way too young to do Camp NaNoWriMo and they haven't yet created a young writers' program, so I do it unofficially with my older sisters. 

I am writing a novel about a girl who gets trapped in a fantasy world and can't get out. Very cliché I know. My main character is named Skylar. She is about ten or eleven years old and is nothing like what I planned her to be. I thought she was going to be a rather talkative up-beat girl but instead she is rather quiet, rather moody and very dull. When I am done writing the novel I am going to have to edit her a lot

My first few days of writing was wonderful. I even kept up with Sophie who is doing fifty thousand words. It was a bit hard to fit in writing and also go places with everybody else, but we would not miss going to see "How to Train Your Dragon 2" for anything, even if we missed most of the morning that we could have been writing in.

But a couple of weeks into Camp NaNoWriMo, disaster has struck. I have caught a cold. It might sound easy to write with a cold but it isn't. I have missed a few days writing and I had an ear-ache yesterday so it has been really hard to write. 

One of my biggest problems is keeping my novel going. I always run out of storyline before I have reached my goal. However hard I try, my main character always wants the adventure to end so they can go home way before I am done writing about it. 

None of my characters ever seem to acquire a personality (except if it is a gloomy one). I am wonderful at making my character shy and gloomy and all in all horrible, but if you ask me to write a happy cheerful person I would probably stare at you blankly, blink a few times and go back to my novel and make my character even more gloomy. 

I hope my cold will go away soon and I will have another wonderful writing day. Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo? Are you writing a novel? 



  1. I have encountered both of the exact same problems as you - my plot doesn't last as long as the word goal, and my characters are dull and boring.
    Good luck with the rest of your novel!

    1. Thank you! I have had to start another totally unplanned novel because my first one finished too early!

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