YAY!!!!

Nov. 28th, 2012 09:52 am
scottishlass: (Asia Faith LMH Yay)
50061 still one scene missing but I reached the word count with two days to spare :)

*makes little booty dance*

The second time since 2005 that I won :)
scottishlass: (Asia NaNoWriMo 2012)
Seriously, every time the father of Min-Young turns up, afterwards she drinks herself into a stupor. I'm writing the scene that leads up to the drunk sex smut scene with Jin-Woo and she urges him to drink with her to which he reluctantly agrees.
I even bought a bottle of Soju today for research reasons but so far haven't touched it yet because ... well I need to finish the novel :) Once I drink alcohol I get articular gout in both hands and writing will be out of the question for the next two days. So I will safe that little green bottle for Friday when all of this is finished.

*sigh* Only 1,679 words 'til I reach the 50k mark ... I want to finish it tomorrow, tonight it's far too late (half past 1 in the morning).
scottishlass: (Asia NaNoWriMo 2012)
The soundtrack of my novel writing ...

Atm I'm obsessed with this song :)

Mr. Idol OST - Unfinished Song by Mr. Children (the band from the movie)




the rest is here, mainly Mr Idol, Faith and City Hunter OST )
scottishlass: (Asia NaNoWriMo 2012)
Autumn gales have started late last night and while we have glorious blue skies where tufts of clouds chase each other, the wind is a killer. Even in the sun, it is cold as the wind chills a body well into the bones. Our small little farm house is groaning and creaking in the eaves as the storms hit it with full force.

From late last night 'til now, I have been writing the worst, most difficult scene I have written so far in all my life, typing out words, reading them, deleting them, typing words again, deleting these in turn as well. This scene was difficult to write as I wanted to have some sort of consolation but not with BIG emotions and confessions of love following it. It was either too sappy, the heroine too teary-eyed or the hero just coming off as a crazy stalker who pressures my heroine into liking him. Hopefully I have found a middle ground now where I could resolve some issues but leave them at a strained kind of impasse leading up to the smut scene and the following fall out between the two (hey they are shooting a kdrama after all LOL).

Never in my life have I taken my writing so seriously like this year. I know I'm not an outstanding writer, I have learnt early on in my studies that I will never write the great English novel of the 21st century nor will I ever make any money from my writing, but this time around I have noticed that this is not just a pleasant past time but that I want to create something genuine, something others will enjoy as well. Not because they are friends or share the fandom but because they love drama and romance and enjoy reading a good story. So I try to make this the best I can. Hwaiting!

Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas Card Drabble here I will start to write tomorrow ... so look out for sage green envelopes in your mailboxes soon :)
scottishlass: (bbt bazinga)
40209 words ... still only halfway through with editing the script and so many new additional ideas .. one which has been festering in my brain for a couple of days now is this .. what if Jin-Ho and Min-Young who play the folk tale heroes Yoon-Seo and Tae-Rim are actually their re-incarnations? Then the falling in love bits would come much more easily. On the other hand, it would take a away a lot of their own free will, being fated to be lovers and stuff. *sigh* 9791 words to go yet till Nov. 30th.
Oh and I want a sticker for my car ... Writing romance and proud of it :P *crazy cackle in the background*
scottishlass: (Asia NaNoWriMo 2012)
Advancing on 40k ... will I succeed in filling up the rest of 10k words with narrative and descriptions? I bloody hope so.

I have come to realize yet again what an amazing job professional writers do. It is not only the dialogues or the characters but the narrative and the descriptions of the world they are creating. It is always easy writing fan fiction because you have already established characters, a set world where you can pick up the characters and play with them to your heart's desire. No need of explanations of why, how, when. No need to establish a world, its physics, its history.
But if you create a setting from the ground up, fill it with characters, with life, it is so infinitely more difficult. I have a huge respect for that.
scottishlass: (Asia City Hunter Boom)


And don't forget to sign up for my Christmas Card Drabble here
scottishlass: (J-Men Katori Sims)
Sooo ... I might make it this year. 37835 words and counting. The story might not be the most original or even the best I have ever written (actually some of my S:AAB and Faith stuff is better than this) but as for an original story I think it is pretty okay. Still working in some narrative parts (descriptions etc.) as well as fitting in the story of the secondary OTP, oh the crazy secondary lead who still lacks motivation why she is as she is (perhaps a super huge case of hybris and selfishness??) LOL
Anyway, it is going good, which is a HUGE accomplishment on my part as usually around this time of NaNoWriMo I'm a nervous wreck and usually throw in the towel.


If you want a Christmas card!!! Sign here

Watching Monsters ... WTF? Shingo-chan is so scary with that weird smile. Yamapi is hamming again ... a far cry from his weird but cute and wonderful Akira. Watchign this jdrama is like Mr Brain on acid only much weirder and scarier (Shin-chan????)
scottishlass: (Asian Antique B shincha)
Okay, I have this 28 year old heroine who has never had sex, always wanted to wait for MR. RIGHT and then she gets drunk and has sex with her co-star (likewise drunk) and in the morning she cannot remember anything other than .. OH shit this was my first time and I can't remember shit about it.
She gets mad, she accuses him of taking advantage of her (in her mind, he is a guy and should hold his liquor better than her ... HA!) and generally they are both pissed of at each other and with themselves.

Now here comes my question: Is it feasible to have a relatively good looking but a bit on the chubby side (think Kim Sun AH in Lovely Kim Sam Soon here. so it's the Korean version of chubby not the Western!!) 28 Korean woman still being a virgin?
I know Korean society frowns upon skinship but let's face it, it happens, out of wedlock, before wedlock, one night, more nights, the lot. Other than making her a devout Christian (which is the number 2 religious affiliation in S.Korea after Buddhism) which I really hate doing if push comes to shove, how can I explain it without making her a stupid dweeb? Or maybe my Western upbringing gets in my way and in Asia it is still totally acceptable to wait till marriage/Mr/Mrs. Right.

*sigh*

Oh and it's 33312 words. YAY!!!!

ETA. and it is official ... we have dog fleas! *sigh*
scottishlass: (Asian Soldier-Brothers)


And tonight I will watch TAEGUGKI with His Hubbiness™ :D
scottishlass: (J-Men Kimura gome-ne)
So it is half past 9 on Friday morning and the panic I felt yesterday about a probable failure in this year's NaNoWirMo has slightly decreased. I'm still fretting but at least I have started to counteract the whole silliness going on in my head - paralyzing me - and I have written 22353 words so far. Still over 4000 words short to reach this day's goal but at least I'm getting there.

I'm writing scenes ... little snippets of conversation like in a drama and I will slip them in between bigger scenes where it is appropriate to make the characters more rounded and further the plot. I also want to extend on the sageuk plot that they are filming in the novel. Perhaps even starting each chapter with a scene from the sageuk and then in between developing a scene that furthers the plot of the sageuk while they actually film the scene. I hope I can pull it off though.

I also made a cover/collage (or two) to inspire me LOL I'm still not sure if my Lee Jin-Ho should look like Ji Hyun Woo or Lee Min Ho - I guess in my mind this character has a bit of both :)
scottishlass: (J-Men Kimura oops!)
I'm stuck! I'm stuck!! I'm stuck!!!

Basically the story I wanted to write is written, the whole thing needs to be edited and as a whole the story would be finished ... for just one little detail. The whole story is not a novel more of a novella and I only have 19526 words.

*sigh*

I need more drama, more twists and turns ... atm it is more of a romance of boy meets girl, boy falls in love, girl falls in love back, they have sex, they quarrel, threat of loosing each other, they live happily ever after *rolls eyes*
Too straight forward.

And yet, it is not ... there is so much more as it is basically two stories being told, the real life story and the story of the drama they are shooting. Ack!!

I think I need more Korean flavour ... more scenery from Seoul, from the palaces, the every day life on the streets etc. Atm it is just a story a kdrama audience would 'get' as a lot of things are not explained and a lot of expressions are used that WE all know but a non kdrama audience doesn't. *sigh*

I need to bounce ideas ... any takers?
scottishlass: (Sewing Womble Wanted)
Day 7 of NaNoWriMo and I have been writing 14529 words already, so I'm well over my daily quota for now. However I have hit a bit of slack .. or *clears throat* a block *cough* in my fic *sigh*
So I have been doodling on Faith fic again *grin* Nothing better than a good doze of Imja couple power to get me inspired again - oh and watching that interview of Ji Hyun Woo's love confession To Yoo In Na, as it gave me the initial idea to the whole NaNo fic in the first place.

Anyone interested in reading my fic once it is done? (And edited and reworked and what not, of course) For the first time I'm determined to post a NaNo fic because this time I really feel confident about it, even if it is just a straightforward 'romance'.

Anyway, back to house work - and perhaps a wee bit of writing later. Need to keep my good quota up :)
scottishlass: (Asia FAITH look)
I wrote this for today's word prompt of NaNoWriMo.

A vignette, Choi Young's thoughts )
scottishlass: (Asian Lee Joon-ki read)
NaNoWriMo this year, my user name is Una G.

What will I write this year? Ever since QIHM and that real life interview with the love confession, I couldn't get that idea out of my head. So I prepare to write a kdrama novel LOL ... each chapter like an episode set in Korea, Seoul.


[livejournal.com profile] little_witch27 you still on?

NaNoWriMo

Oct. 24th, 2012 09:26 pm
scottishlass: (Asian Lee Joon-ki read)
Anyone remember which user name or email I used for my NaNoWriMo account?
Want to participate for the first time since 2005 again :)
scottishlass: (MM happy Days)
About a week ago I decided to throw the whole thing. I was up to barely 3.000 words and I just knew I couldn't write more with all the work and obligations going on.
I really was content (even though a slight little voice was nagging me) and persuaded myself it didn't matter.
Olly was a bit miffed that I would throw the towel so he nagged and nagged and nagged until I caved in on Friday night and I started writing again. I haven't stopped writing for 2 1/3 days and here I am ... we were snowed in ... I got cosy warm ... Olly relied on Pizza and burgers while I typed away.

I'm exhausted and still not finished ... but with the last word count I was over the 50.000 word mark - in fact the word count is now 62.958. But I'm still not finished and no editing whatsoever. I even stopped looking at the squiggly lines and yes, the story is full of them. I guess once I finish I need to do some heavy editing. There are some scenes that have to go - too fluffy or too lengthy. I think I even repeated myself when I tried to write the reflection of emotion in both characters.
Oh well, during Christmas and New Year I will do that ... I'm bushed.
scottishlass: (MM happy Days)
About a week ago I decided to throw the whole thing. I was up to barely 3.000 words and I just knew I couldn't write more with all the work and obligations going on.
I really was content (even though a slight little voice was nagging me) and persuaded myself it didn't matter.
Olly was a bit miffed that I would throw the towel so he nagged and nagged and nagged until I caved in on Friday night and I started writing again. I haven't stopped writing for 2 1/3 days and here I am ... we were snowed in ... I got cosy warm ... Olly relied on Pizza and burgers while I typed away.

I'm exhausted and still not finished ... but with the last word count I was over the 50.000 word mark - in fact the word count is now 62.958. But I'm still not finished and no editing whatsoever. I even stopped looking at the squiggly lines and yes, the story is full of them. I guess once I finish I need to do some heavy editing. There are some scenes that have to go - too fluffy or too lengthy. I think I even repeated myself when I tried to write the reflection of emotion in both characters.
Oh well, during Christmas and New Year I will do that ... I'm bushed.
scottishlass: (MM happy Days)
About a week ago I decided to throw the whole thing. I was up to barely 3.000 words and I just knew I couldn't write more with all the work and obligations going on.
I really was content (even though a slight little voice was nagging me) and persuaded myself it didn't matter.
Olly was a bit miffed that I would throw the towel so he nagged and nagged and nagged until I caved in on Friday night and I started writing again. I haven't stopped writing for 2 1/3 days and here I am ... we were snowed in ... I got cosy warm ... Olly relied on Pizza and burgers while I typed away.

I'm exhausted and still not finished ... but with the last word count I was over the 50.000 word mark - in fact the word count is now 62.958. But I'm still not finished and no editing whatsoever. I even stopped looking at the squiggly lines and yes, the story is full of them. I guess once I finish I need to do some heavy editing. There are some scenes that have to go - too fluffy or too lengthy. I think I even repeated myself when I tried to write the reflection of emotion in both characters.
Oh well, during Christmas and New Year I will do that ... I'm bushed.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 5th, 2005 12:46 pm
scottishlass: (KB woman's work)
Only 1468 words ... in six days :-(
BUT! I finally managed to finish my collage to help me visualize the characters and also the setting.
Click on the preview pic for a better look. The characters don't necessarily look like the actors I chose to visualize them. It is just the kind of look I want to have.
And yes, there are Claudia Black (as Jenna Fiori), Ben Browder (Michael MacNeil), Shah Rukh Khan (Raj Singh), Dina Meyer (Hannah O'Brennan) and Cary Elwes (Richard aka Spotted Dick) in there :) It is set in NY, and deals with the FDNY and their families (Italian & Irish), Roman Catholics vs. Protestant the NY Swat team, a cute bookshop, love and some blonde lawyer and a cute but pesky long haired chihuahua.

of the moment

Yozora no mukou ni wa mou asu ga matteiru

ano toki kimi ga ushinatta mono wa
yozora no mukou no hoshi ni natta
nurashita hoho wa itsuka kawaite
kitto habatakeru kara

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