In the Midst

NaNo mid day 19In the midst of NaNoWriMo, I blog very little. Just the weekly update posts, unless I get a wild hair up the wazoo and decide to post something else.

Speaking of which (NaNo, not my wazoo) I am now caught up, but not comfortably ahead. Also, my book will not be complete at 50k, and although I’m OK with finishing up the story in December, I’d rather do well over 50k in November.

So, the ROW80 goals?

Right on. They’re mostly NaNo-centric at the moment, so if I’m on track with NaNo, I’m on track with ROW80.

I’m having a lot of fun with the Steampunk story! But I’m pausing much more often than I’d like to so I can research something. Today, it was looking up the Café de la Paix in Paris. I remembered from my trip to Paris in 2003 that there was a famous cafe near the opera house. I needed to make sure that it existed in 1870 (It did.) When I write my lunar shorts, I don’t need to look up stuff as much because the cities on the moon are my own creation. I just need to make sure my own notes are consistent, and when in doubt, I make something up.

I don’t think I could ever write historical fiction, although I adore historical romance. There are way too many rules that I can’t keep track of, and no single, clear reference or resource for all of them. I can get away with Steampunk because it is an alternate history. Although the flavor is definitely Victorian, I can attribute any discrepancies to being part of the fictional timeline. For example, when Victoria was crowned, the UK changed the rules of succession to go to the oldest child, not the oldest son. In reality, this happened just a few years ago, right before Prince George (son of William and Kate) was born.

Onward and upward! How many ROWers are doing NaNo? What’s your handle? I’m USNessie there. Let’s be buddies!

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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3 Responses to In the Midst

  1. Congrats on your progress this week! So great to be having fun with what you’re writing. Yay!

  2. Kristen says:

    I’ve thought the same thing about historical fiction – for me, the research v. writing time would be pretty uneven. Glad to hear you’re having fun with your stories! Great NaNo progress. 🙂

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