I tested this using a few thousand words from one of my side-projects, but I find it super interesting- especially, I must admit, because I’ve never actually read any Agatha Christie!? Now, of course, this means I HAVE to read something by her, haha. Any suggestions?
I drew a couple of cute aliens- specifically the characters Kip and Jo from another writing project of mine, but reimagined in the context of the Spacedad novel I’m working on. They’re so adorable I could just squish em though!!
spacedad au kip
Spacedad AU Jo
Go to sleep, Pinterest. You can find my unsplash.com account here if you’re interested in the types of collections I’m curating or curious to see what sort of visual inspiration I’m using for either my fine art or my writing, and having free-to-use access to photos I can credit back to the original photographer is also fantastic.
LITERALLY… the only thing I wish was different is the search function. I would prefer a “search within results” kind of deal so that when I search for apples-the-fruit I don’t get page after page of apples-the-tech. But I honestly highly recommend it for curating aesthetics, collecting reference images, or just appreciating neat photos.
(And it’s not that I’m hating on Pinterest, exactly- it’s great for recipes and crafting, but not for “i need a dozen high resolution photos of rocks that I can manipulate to my heart’s content for fun and profit” type photo-gathering.)
Oh! And NASA has an unsplash page, too, so, you know, that’s pretty great. I have no idea if NASA has a Pinterest.
The bit where you can’t proceed mentally with the story because you realized, 150 pages in, that you forgot to put in every major instance of foreshadowing and flashbacking that would have led up to your character doing the thing he’s about to do, so you go and start editing bits into the existing manuscript.
LOL, I need to stop procrastinating and get the rest of this plot banged out, seeing as I’m going to be doing heavy edits and additions no matter what I do.
Nanowrimo was a success! I am still writing the first draft, but on the 30th I validated my wordcount at 57425 words! My goal is to be done with the first draft and sending it to my beta readers by the 20th, and to start the new year by editing, revising, and adding in any bits that I forgot to write the first time around!