NaNo 2019: Character Aesthetic: “Adin”

It’s time for another character aesthetic from my NaNoWriMo novel! A couple days ago I introduced you to one of the main characters, Cerah, and today we’re doing the second main pov character – Adin.

His aesthetic was significantly harder to put together, even though I know more about his personality and backstory. Trying to find the right pictures was a challenge. I think Cerah’s came together much faster. I spent hours toying with his, but I think I found a result that I’m okay with.

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NaNo 2019: Character Aesthetic “Cerah”

With everything else I’m hoping to post this month, I also really wanted to share more of my nano novel (regardless of how poorly NaNo happens to be going this year).

A super easy (and visually interesting) way of doing that is with aesthetics, so I figured I’d make some to accompany a simple description of my main characters.

And if you want to know more about my story (and maybe check out the project’s mood board), I’ve already posted a brief synopsis to get you better acquainted with what I’m writing this month.

Today we take a look at one of the two main pov characters – Cerah.

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NaNoWriMo 2019: Week One Update

My first week has not gone smoothly, and I honestly can’t figure out why.

Maybe trying to blog every day, finish my novella AND meet my goal for NaNoWriMo was a bit too ambitious. As of writing this, I count only my actual nano novel towards my 50k goal, even though I’m writing a ton of blog posts and trying to work on my novella at the same time.

I’m getting a bit of decision paralysis, and I’m also not enjoying my ‘candy project’ as much as I thought that I would. I figured that enthusiasm would carry me a lot further through the draft than it is, and I just wanted a palette cleanser – something new and different to what I’ve worked on in the past.

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NaNo 2019 Project: “Crystallia” Moodboard & Synopsis

I figure it’s about time I actually tell you what I’m writing about during November, huh?

I think I mentioned this before, but I’m writing an adult high fantasy novel for NaNoWriMo, only I’m doing it a little differently from most. Essentially I want to see if I can write a solid story with a fleshed-out fantasy world in a much shorter format. I’m talking a completed novel in about 50,000 words. Which seems like a lot, and it’s technically the goal for NaNoWriMo, but it’s not very much for a fantasy novel.

I expect it to be around 17 to 20 chapters, and I’m just trying to have fun with it, really. I wanted it to be a stress-free and fun sort of candy-project. Just fun for me to write, and a way for me to practice and play around with ideas I wouldn’t normally attempt. Of course, I don’t know how to have fun anymore and I’m taking it way too seriously, but I’ll save that for tomorrow’s week one wrap up.

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