Introducing My Novel: The One With No Title!!! Or a Plot!!! Ft. Beautiful Books + Aesthetics + NaNoWriMo

As you all probably know, I get really excited about writing!!

It doesn’t matter if it’s MY writing or someone else’s writing or just WRITING IN GENERAL. I love it??? I probably love the idea of writing more than actually writing tbh. Just thinking about outlining and writing scenes and having a notebook and writing 100K words is much more appealing than actually doing it???

Especially that 100K. Thinking about it makes me tired but insanely proud over the nonexistent writing I’ve done.

Anyways, today I’ll be talking all about my WIP, novel, book, story, piece-I’ll-be-writing-for-NaNoWriMo, whatever you want to call it. I’m super super excited but also anxious because it’s HALFWAY THROUGH THE MONTH AND I HAVE NO OUTLINE.

Just kidding. I have like,, 500 words.

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So, I don’t know if you remembered when I had you vote on what novel you wanted me to write, and the novel I ended up choosing got the second most votes!* If you still remember that post, the one I’m writing is Gold Glitter (except obviously not that title… I still need to think of one).

I am SOOOOOOO excited about this one. I’m not doing any schizophrenia rep because I don’t think I’m ready to tackle that big of a mental health disorder like that yet, but the three main characters are ace, bi, and gay—ALL QUEER YAS.

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Also, it has evolved a lot from my original vision??? I don’t know exactly WHAT I was expecting but it certainly wasn’t this weird dark creepy mystery fantasy thing.

I’ll be linking up with Beautiful Books, hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. Click on the link or the button to learn more about it and/or participate as well!

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*In my MMM for August, I revealed the results, but then when I checked again, IT HAD CHANGED. SO I’M A LIAR NOW.


1. what inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?

I’d read on some person’s blog (I forgot whose) that they thought of words/items they wanted to include into their novel and it helped inspired them, and then I tried it myself!! And I thought of:

ghosts. libraries. books. food. socks. queens. daggers. gold. yellow. brothers. poles.

That really helped get me get inspired and just expand on all sorts of ideas. And altho what I originally imagined is quite different from what it is now, it was STILL VERY HELPFUL OKAY.

I’ve had this idea for about… um… three months?? Two?? I barely remember what I wore yesterday how am I supposed to remember THIS???


2. describe what your novel is about!

Well. Uh. This is awkward.

I don’t really know what my novel is about??

Okay, I lie. I know the MOST IMPORTANT part of it, but I haven’t formed a plot out of it. Conflict? Yes. Problem? Yes. Storyline with all the obstacles the characters have to overcome and everything in between?? NO.

But hey, I’m slowly figuring it all out! I mean, I have half a month left to finish start continue my outline, so I should be able to think of SOME things, at least???

Basically, what I’ve come up with so far is:

  • the land wants to cleanse itself
  • so it does this by killing off the people it thinks are “bad”
  • and then trapping their souls eternally
  • hmm should I reveal more or would it be a spoiler
  • yeah it would be a spoiler
  • so all I’m going to add is that Maire (the MC) gets hallucinations

So yeah. Everything above plus a few more things is all I’ve figured out!! And we’re halfway through October!! Help me!!

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(Also, huge thanks to May and Sarah for helping me out one day when I was despairing and trying to figure out WHAT THE HECK this was all about. Love you!!)


3. what is your book’s aesthetic? use words or photos or whatever you like!

So. I created my Pinterest board BEFORE I really knew what my novel was about?? So there are a lot of irrelevant images on it. BUT IT’S AESTHETIC AND THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.

gold ~ glitter ~ ghosts ~ dreams ~ nightmares ~ souls ~ books ~ socks


4. introduce us to each of your characters!

I haven’t exactly, er, worked out their appearances?? IT’S THE INSIDE THAT MATTERS OKAY.

MAIRE ~ queen of Poland ~ Polish (…obviously) ~ 17 ~ asexual ~ sweet & sappy & kind & cares about everyone and everything ~ naive ~ negative ~ speaks her mind ~ loves to read & go on walks ~ gets lost a lot ~ daydreamer ~ ambivert ~ Hufflepuff

ROMY ~ ghost prince of Poland ~ half Polish, half Spanish ~ 18 ~ “so gay tho”* ~ sassy & sarcastic ~ not serious enough ~ passionate ~ self-doubtful ~ (over-)protective ~ has trouble controlling emotions ~ loves eating & knitting ~ extrovert ~ Gryffindor

NIKO ~ ghost prince of Poland ~ half Polish, half Spanish ~ 17 ~ bisexual ~ sassy & sarcastic & serious enough ~ maaaaaybe has anxiety ~ distrustful & paranoid ~ reserved ~ loves reading & knitting socks & eating ~ introvert ~ Ravenclaw

And then some other minor characters that I haven’t developed yet. :))

*Literally what I wrote in my brainstorming doc.


5. how do you prepare to write? (outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)

OUTLINE. I freak out if I don’t know what I’m writing, so my outline is CRUCIAL.* Food is also essential to my survival and sanity as a writer, and air is vital to my life. So I guess those things are kind of important. Kind of.

I also WANT to research and sometimes I do? But I usually plan to do it later and then end up forgetting. (What else would youe xpect.)

Does procrastinating count as preparing??? And screaming and whining to my friends about how hard writing is??? And wasting time on Pinterest looking for “writing advice”???

*Yeah May, so, um, let’s write the CRUCIAL OUTLINE???


6. what are you most looking forward to about this novel?

I am really just excited to WRITE?? I have actually WRITTEN anything in a while, and I honestly miss it a lot.

I’m also super excited about the characters! Romy and Niko are sassy and that’ll definitely be fun for me to write. Plus everyone is so SMOL and akdjajjfjajfjsjatial I love them.*

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Oh and I think I’ll be adding in some poetic/lyrical/prosey parts from the land’s perspective (suggested by May and inspired from Our Dark Duet) and I am really hyped for that!! I mean, weird thoughts and feelings from a dark land being thing??? Yes please.

*Despite the fact that I haven’t exactly, you know, DEVELOPED THEM.


7. list 3 things about your novel’s setting.

  1. the land is alive
  2. believing it is cleansing itself of bad people
  3. by killing them and trapping their souls
  4. oh and Poland maybe??? idk


8. what’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?

HAHAHAHHAHHA. This is why I SUCK: I haven’t figured out the character’s goal??? I thiiiiiink that her goal is to be as good as a ruler as her parents were. (A horrible goal, I know.)

Actually, I think that it’ll be that she wants to help her people in some way. I don’t know WHY or HOW. But that’s definitely a possibility.

What I definitely know is: The land is in her way. It’s killing off people and she has to stop it. (Of course, she doesn’t know that it’s killing people!! Nor does she know the land is evil! NOR DO I KNOW WHY SHE HAS TO STOP IT. But I’m okay. I’ll figure it out. Eventually.)

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9. how does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?

Maire will probably become more mature (since she’s kinda naive right now), learn more about her sexuality and identity as an ace person, and also realize that her life isn’t ALL for other people and that SHE has to live too.

And probably some other things… WHY IS WRITING SO HARD. I just want to write this story and not worry about plot and character arc and asl;dfjasldfjalsdjfasldjfafdafj;lkad.


10. what are your book’s themes? how do you want readers to feel when the story is over?

Something that I want to explore in this novel is the concept of good and evil. If you’re killing people to get a better civilization in the end, is it good? If you want to stop something from killing others but end up with a “badder” society, is it good? If you let no one eat any mangoes to save it all so everyone can have one, IS IT GOOD????

Okay so maybe not the mangoes thing, but you get the point.

I also want to explore some topics like sexuality and suicide, and what it means to live for others but also yourself.


(Aaaand I just ruined it.)

Also, this is the reason why this FANTASY THING* IS CHARACTER-DRIVEN how cool is that??? It’s all about the characters’ growths and journeys and F;AJLSKDFJALSDFJ I’m so excited.

*I don’t… exactly know what genre this fits under.


A few more facts about my novel because I need this information as much as you do!! Aka I’m figuring this all out as I type it!! I am NOT failing as a writer, where did you get that idea!!

  • possible title: Glittered Ghosts
  • or Gold, Glitter, and Ghosts
  • something involving ghosts and/or gold and/or glitter
  • I don’t even know how gold or glitter is related to this story but you know what,, it’s aesthetic
  • this will DEFINITELY be written in third person
  • I love no other person than third
  • hahahhahahaha I love my puns
  • anyways,, I don’t know if this will be in present or past tense?? I’m more comfortable with past, but I feel like with the poetic/lyrical parts, it’d work better in present (and it’ll be weird if I suddenly switch tenses)
  • my goal with this novel for NaNoWriMo is 25K words because I don’t think I’ll hit that 50K
  • #when #youre #confident #in #yourself
  • like I said earlier, it’s very character-driven (not common for fantasies!) so it’s focused a lot on the characters rather than the plot
  • which is my excuse for not having a plot yet ;)))
  • oh and you can add me as a buddy on NaNoWriMo here! I’m @shroudedmoonlight

ALSO. My future was told by this fortune cookie:


shall we chat

what novels are y’all writing currently?? participating in nano? are you going for the full 50k? how are you preparing for nano? do you have any RANDOM ideas for me that’ll hopefully inspire me to think of some plot??? oh, and link me to your BB posts, i’d love to read them!! 

p.s. i’m a bit behind on answering comments and commenting on blogs, but i’ve been on vacation and will catch up soon!!

sign off 2.0


140 thoughts on “Introducing My Novel: The One With No Title!!! Or a Plot!!! Ft. Beautiful Books + Aesthetics + NaNoWriMo

  1. AHHHHH I’M SO EXCITED THAT YOU PICKED THIS STORY. And I love the name Gold Glitter but I feel like it’s not thAt fitting?? Or maybe it is idk YOU’RE the one who knows your story, not me lol. I always struggle with titles lol mine are either “plot bunny #29” or “the prince story” lmao. I’m bad with titles as it is but I also feel like I need to know the entire story (aka have it written) to know what I want it to be called! It’s a struggle XD

    ANYWHO, I’M SO EXCITED THAT YOUR CHARACTERS ARE POLISH THIS IS HONESTLY THE BEST THING EVER. I was going to make at least one of the characters in my WIP Polish as well because I CRAVE POLISH REP. Or just books set in Poland! GIVE ME MORE POLAND-RELATED BOOKS PLS AND THANK YOU.

    Anyway, I’m rambling but your story sounds SO COOL sand i’m super excited and i can’t wait for NaNo and to hear more updates about this baby AND THE QUEER REP YAAAASSSS I’M JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT IT ALL OKAY BYE

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    1. YES I’M SO EXCITED TOO!!! And hahah I didn’t really love the name Gold Glitter??? But yeah it doesn’t really fit the story, I’ll probably go with Glittered Ghosts. Omg I SUCK at titles. Like the only good titles I come up with are for poems and like,, NOT THE REALLY IMPORTANT NOVELS. 😂

      There are SO many other places than America that books can be set in??? I write mainly American settings because that’s where I’m from… BUT STILL. (I’ll need a lot of help on everything Poland-related btw. 😂)

      AWWW THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU’RE SO SWEET AKDKAHFKLAKFJA. (Will we be hearing about your own novel soon???)

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      1. Ooooh I like Glittered Ghosts! I love that both words start with a G (what’s that stylistic device called again????? I’m such a bad English major LMAO)

        I’d probably write my books in German or Polish settings bc it’s what I’m most familiar with—writing a setting that’s different from your own requires SO MUCH RESEARCH and I’d like to avoid that as much as I can for now 😂😂😂

        ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ and I don’t know??? I still need to figure out if I want my writing segment thingy to be structured and whether I want a name for it (like your Writerly Updates) or if I’ll just do random updates every once in a while??? IF UR UP FOR BRAINSTORMING HIT ME UPPPP

        well and I don’t have any plot yet soooo idk when I’ll talk about my novel on my blog dhdhfjdh IM SO INSECURE ABOUT IT TOO 😭😭

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        1. ALLITERATION, JACKIE, and good i need that validation :’)

          dude i’m saying that this takes place in a whole new version of poland so i don’t have to do the research 😉

          and YES I’LL HELP YOU BRAINSTORM altho i suck at naming blog features so idk how much help i’d be 😂

          ME TOOOOOO like plot?? who is she

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          1. RIIIIGGGHT ALLITERATION. See, I always mix that one up with anaphora because they both start with an A XD

            duuuude i feel you! 😂 and don’t worry about the brain storming I might not make this a feature after all and just call it writing update or some lame ass title XD

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  2. omg you use Staedtler pens too?? They’re only the best writing tools in the world..
    I’m doing a novel about an 11 year old dealing with segregation in 1963. And how she’s trying to shut down some store that doesn’t let in black people or something. It’s confusing (but aren’t all plots?) Going for 50k but since it’s contemporary I don’t expect to need all those words. I want at least 35k.
    Hey I think your novel is a mix of dystopian-ish-ness and fantasy. I don’t know if that’s a thing or not but there you go.

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  3. This is my first time ever doing National Novel Writing Month, and I’m both EXCITED 😄 and UNSURE 😶 and only have like enough plot in my head to last TWO CHAPTERS… 😰So you’re not alone in the whole ‘I NEED TO FIGURE OUT MY PLOT’ thing. I mean, I have the idea, and how it should begin and end, and this is the first time I’m going to try and write something a bit romantic (I’ll probably fail cause I make things awkward) so this is a bit scary.
    I need more coffee.

    And I’m checking you out on your NaNoWriMo thing. Again, I’ve never done this before, so I’ve got no clue what that ‘Add as Buddy’ button does but it looks nice??? Should I press it??? 😕

    Yeah so now I’m just rambling in a comment, so I should probably stop. 😆

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    1. OH GOOD LUCK WITH NANO!!! It’s super fun and motivational and HARD… but totally worth it. It’s the one time of year I actually get writing done. 😂😂 I have how it begins and ends too!! My middles usually SUCK and I haven’t thought of the middle of my current novel yet… 😱

      Yeah, you can press it!! I’m not really sure what the purpose of buddies is either but… BUDDIES. 😂

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  4. i cant believe you put your characters into hogwarts houses dont ever talk to me again

    i have to make a nanowrimo account to friend you there :’) bc i gotta keep track of your writing ❤ ❤ BINCH YOU BETTER BE SENDING ME ISH WEHN YOU WRITE

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  5. I just added you on NaNo 🙂 I can’t WAIT for you to start writing this, it sounds SO FABULOUS?! Also, I love the idea of that blogger to think about words to inspire yourself to write. I’m so going to do that someday.
    I still don’t know whether or not I’ll participate in NaNo. I want to, but I have no time, teensy tiny ideas, a WIP to edit, still no time to ever make it to 50K… I do NOT KNOW what to do ahah, it’s such a stuggle.
    ANYWAY, I love your characters already – I actually thought the MC had my name when I first read it ahah, I got weirdly sad when I realized it wasn’t Marie haha. #awkward. LOVE the Polish origins and the diversity and YAY. I can’t wait for you to write and THE SNIPPETS and everything ❤

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    1. I added you back!! And THANK YOU SO MUCH. Yes that blogger is genius and I owe them for this idea. 😂

      Oh, I hope you’ll get to participate in some way, Marie!! Maybe you could just challenge yourself to edit the whole month?? 😛

      Hahahaha I actually got the inspiration for Maire by mistyping your name!! 😂😂 AND AJDJAJFKSLF YOU’RE SO SWEET THANK YOOOOU. 💖

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      1. I don’t know yet ahah – I’ll think about it for sure, but I know I want, I NEED to do something 😂😂
        OH REALLY? I FEEL HONORED. Will you quote me in the acknowledgments when this is a bestseller?? I CAN’T WAAAAAIT 😛

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  6. Best of luck! I appreciate your enthusiasm soooo much, you have no idea! I’m interested in writing a book myself, so now I’m in my brainstorming phase as well, so I get you girl, outlines suck! My advice for whenever you’re in writers block is a, take a step back, relax, re charge your batteries, get inspired again and then continue, but also, don’t wait until the moment is perfect, because it never will be. Just write, whatever words, sentences etc come to mind, set a goal of 200-300 words a day and just write whatever your heart desires. Once you get in the rotation, more ideas will come, and you’ll end up writing more than the 300 words. Much love, best of luck! <33

    – Georgia from Midnight Madness

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  7. Ahh good luck on your writing! This sounds SUPER interesting so I’m excited to see how it turns out. I especially love how the land is alive???? Kinda like Cabeswater in TRC. And ghosts ahhhh I love some good old ghosts. And I’m excited for you to explore the whole good vs evil thing because there is so much to explore in there and so many different perspectives.

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  8. oH MY GOLLY GOSH MAY YOUR STORY SOUNDS AMAZINGGGGGG. I wish that i had your devotion to writing and COULD ACTUALLY STRING A PLEASANT SENTENCE TOGETHER? Urgh *fails at life like a lost lamb*
    I wish you the best of luck with your nanowrimo project!! (AND IS THERE A WAY THAT YOU CAN SEND IT TO ME AFTERRRRRR???? BC I REALLY WANNA REAAAADDD ITTTTTT!!)
    Literally. the ground kills people. #ReverseEnhancedGlobalWarming BAM. It acutally sounds terrifying, like teh ground just thinks “ew youre a manie” then *gobble gobble gobble* and they’re gone and their souls are kept #4EVZ and YAAAYYY happy land. For 10 secondS****. I WANT THIS TO BE A BOOK.


    ******also. i think that the land should be named “lu” bc i collect souls tooooo MWHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA A *EXITS IN CLOUD OF GLITTERY MIST*

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      Oh, I’m sure you’d be an amazing writer, Lu!! We’d all love to read whatever you write. 🙂

      THANK YOOOOOU. And ahhahaa I’ll probably take FOREVER to finish it and it might not ever make it to someone else’s eyes but I’ll definitely think of you if I’m looking for readers! ❤

      And YES that's pretty much the whole plot. 😂 EXCEPT THAT I HAVE NO PLOT ALDKAJFJAKLDA. 😭😭😭

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      1. AWW YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!


        I WILL WAIT 7385628 YEARS IF I MUSTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        SEFHEJBGEKBG YOU MAY need one??? I mean…. how important can they be???????/

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  9. I just heard about this project and think it is so cool. Also having the characters be polish and take place in Poland… Genius! (I haven’t read a book written in Poland but it sounds totally awesome and now I really want to) Good luck with your writing! 🙂

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  10. What is with Panda Express?? Every time I go there their fortune cookies are alway scary accurate. 😂
    I’m doing Nano! This will be my first official one since I’ve only done the camps and I want to go for the whole 50,000, but the most words I’ve written during a nano event was around 27,000. So as long as I get to about 28,000 I’ll have beaten my personal best so I’ll be happy. 😊
    My novel is the fourth book (I’ve only written the first book so far but whatever) in a series about a nationally competitive dance team. (Kind of inspired by Dance Moms but not as crazy😂)
    I have been thinking about this series for years and I already know my characters and have a lot of notes, so I’m not completely starting from scratch, but I need to write the outline still. I have zero words. Literally nothing. So you’re doing better than me. 😂

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    1. Literally every place’s fortunes are incorrect except Panda Express’! 😂

      Ooh, good luck!! It’s definitely fun and motivational and AWESOME, but it can be stressful! 28k is a lot — I hope you acheive that (and better yet, 50k)!

      OOH A DANCE TEAM. I’m always interested in books involving dance because I’m a dancer myself. Let me know if there’s anything I could help you with! 😄 And god, outlining is super hard when you have no plot. 😭😂


  11. ahhh your ideas all sound amazing, May!!! wishing you so much luck with the writing ❤ I'm tempted to participate but I actually just finished writing my novel a couple weeks ago…'s gonna be national novel editing month for me

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  12. OMG YAS GOLD GLITTER! ASDFGHJKL. I can’t remember which one i was most excited for BUT STILL VERY EXCITED! #goldfish moments

    And yay for the queer rep!! And i’m glad you not doing the schizophrenia rep because it’s a huge topic! OMG THERE ARE SOCKS. Wow, I am so in. Now, all it needs is chocolate.

    Maire, not Marie? ROMY SOUNDS AMAZING. I love that there are ghosts? rhufhfj GIMME NOW Good luck on outlining. OMG prosey parts like ODD? ousgdhjbfjfb yESSSS. and your MC is ace! Hopefully, you get the rep right!


    I’m writing NOTHING AT THE MOMENT! I haven’t written anything the past 2 months simply because I’ve been SO BUSY. So like…HOW THE HECK DO I PLAN TO GET 50k in Nano? I DON’T KNOW. okay? I haven’t even started prep yet. OOPS. I think I WILL get to 20k and then FAIL but I do want to get to 50k! I am going to do a BB post, hopefully. Towards the end of the month though!!

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    1. I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE QUEER REP. i hope i rep well tho?? and dude i’m glad i’m not doing schizo either, that was scary AND SOCKS ARE LIFE

      i mistyped marie once and got maire so that’s where it came from!! 😂 YES THE PROSEY PARTS I’M SO EXCITED ALDJSHFJALD and thanks for the luck, i’ll need it


      dude aim for 20k!!! i guess i could try to go for the 50k but i’m already super stressed and even just TRYING to get to that will make me even more stressed. ooh i’m so excited about your BB post!!!

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  13. !!!!!!!!!!


    I DIE FOR THOSE CHARACTERS THOUGH. Romy sounds like such a smol bean and so does Niko and Maire omg asdkdlkkjldls ❤

    lol i'm writing a weird science fiction/fantasy thing which deals with so much stuff on so many aspects that i'm honestly overwhelmed by it all ;-; GOOD LUCK ON NANO THOUGH! i'll just be,, in my corner,, working on an outline,,

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    1. !!!!!!! GOLD GLITTER !!!!!!!


      romy and niko and maire are all smol beans sdjshfhs i love them so much

      dude writing is overwhelming i feel ya 💕 oh are you not doing nano?? and AGAHHA GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR OUTLINE!!!

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  14. OOOHHH I love the aesthetic of this idea!!! I’m sure everything will come into focus sooner or later, that usually how storytelling rolls! I’m not sure if I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo in an official capacity yet, but I’ll definitely be trying to write more in general. Good look with Glittered Ghosts (also, if you’ll take it, I love the idea of Glistening Gold being a title….)

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  15. Good luck on your novel! I’m going to try to write in 3rd person too, which I haven’t tried in…wait, have I ever tried 3rd person? It’s my favorite to read but I find 1st person to be so much easier to write. But I’m going to try it this year.

    I think your idea about the land cleansing itself is really interesting! My 2nd NaNo was kinda similar but not really…it was a fantasy where one child always served as a proxy for all of humanity’s evil. Or something like that. It was a long time ago and the plot never really worked out for me. XD

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    1. Thank you so much! And girl I am totally biased but THIRD PERSON IS AMAZING YOU WILL LOVE IT. Good luck with all your writing!! 💖

      Aww, thank yoooou. 💕 And whoa, that novel sounds really intriguing???? Sorry the plot didn’t work out for you. 😂


  16. This sounds incredible May. If this is what you have so far and this is just your plan I bet when you start writing it will be even more incredible! 😀
    I’ve been planning for NaNo like crazy recently. I’m trying to get everything in place for the start of November and honestly most of it is finding images for the aesthetic for my novel. Which is an important part of the planning process (well it is for me anyways) 😀 I can’t wait for the start of November, also I’ll add you on NaNo when I log onto my profile again (or more likely create a new one because I can’t remember my username/email or password for the one I already have!)
    I hope you have a lot of fun writing Gold Glitter (I actually already love that title, and it may not even be the final one) and great post. 🙂
    Good luck with NaNo May! 😀 ❤

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  17. Hi!!! Your novel sounds AMAZING!! I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to catch up on your posts… Hopefully I will soon… My friend and I are also planning to try write a novel and reading your post has got me even more excited! We don’t have much ideas on the plot or the title or anything really😂 And we’d probably do NaNoWriMo too… Because then we could procrastinate starting it for a few more days🙊 Anyways I love what you’ve described about your novel. Good luck! ❤


    1. ur book sounds great !!!!!! i’m so excited dab dab dab

      i might write a prose collection????? tbh???? i’m not sure??????

      can i date marie please???? (also depending on what part of the ace spec she’s in, she could technically date meeeeeeeee) tbh i would just like every well written female character to be my girlfriend 😥

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  18. It’s okay not to know what you’re doing yet. Sometimes the best outlining has happened for me the day before NaNoWriMo 🙂 I also set non-50K goals when I participate in NaNo. Mostly because I write short, but also because quality over quantity, right?

    I won’t be participating this year because I want to focus on revising my WIP from last summer but wish you luck!


  19. I definitely feel you about loving the idea of writing more than actually writing 😂 Im aching to write, but at the same time I’m like nOPE. Because effort and writing is HARD

    I definitely love the sound of your WIP though! Don’t worry about not having finished your outline before NaNo starts, you can always work on your outline during NaNo too if you get stuck and you can always go back and edit if things don’t make sense 🙂 Good luck May! You’ve got this

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