#NaNoWriMo Week 2

So…week two is done, yay! (heavy sarcasm BTW) I’m only close to 20,000 words and way behind schedule, because I am second guessing the plot. I have a bunch of little conflicts, but not one BIG catastrophe life-ending one.  I have no clue what to do for one or how to work it in. Kidnapping seems to be a theme in my writing, why I don’t know, and I don’t want to do it again. There are two villains with a confusing third, and main two are working together. Kidnapping the heroine just doesn’t sound right. Plus as I’ve said, I’ve done it before.


To Paint a Vampire, obviously has vampires. One kind of good, one bad, and one jerk vampire hunter. The BV is trying to corrupt the GV, but he wants to find a mate to share his life with. Too bad for him he sets his sights on the ex girlfriend of a psychotic VH.  So the small side issues are set, but what can be done as the major problem? I’m thirteen chapters in and can’t introduce a whole new set of paranormal, like has been one of my thoughts. Well I could, but then I would have to find ways to integrate it into the first part without throwing everything off. I could go the Twilight route and introduce a Head Coven who oppose the changing of a VH’s ex girlfriend but then I would have to establish an entire hierarchy and while not a bad plan, not one I really want to do. I could put the heroine on a quest to find a cure for vampirism but not sure how I would introduce the thought or what it would be… still a viable option.


If I can’t find a major problem, what’s the point of the book? No major threat to the couple then it is just mediocre and not good. I don’t want it to be another regular dime store romance novel, I want it to be better. Be worthy of more. Too much to ask?

I better go, my seal is judging me from his perch for not working on my book. I’ll keep you posted on where it goes, without spoilers hopefully.


Published by Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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