Monday, December 8, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

Hola. So, these past two weeks, I admittedly do not get as much done as I would have liked, for I had quite a bit of free time. However I never could bring myself to the computer because writing is laborious and not as fun as you'd imagine. Though I enjoy writing, it does have its low moments, but then I'll have this super good idea to add to the book and its all better. I would have liked to finish two chapters this week, but I didn't, I only got to one. Even though it was the beginning, full of introductions and descriptions of people. And I also decided to switch the story from the third person to first person because I felt that it would allow the reader to know the main character better.
Chapter one begins with Gabriel waking up in the middle of this forest, having been drugged and brought hundreds of miles from his home town. He escapes his bonds, and takes in his surroundings, and sees that he isn't alone. He's surrounded by other kids, all around his age and he begins to help them out of their bounds and the very first on, a girl, attacks him. So he explains that he was trying to help, but she is unresponsive. After a while Gabriel starts hearing the sound of what sounds like footsteps all around them and the howling of wolves about to begin there hunt. Many of the kids are still bound and there is an argument about staying to help the other kids. Gabriel wants to stay and help the others, but the other kids abandon him, so he is forced to run. While running, he trips, twisting his ankle, and sees the Girl (what he starts calling her, because she won't speak to him) above him, so he grabs her and they leave. The chapter ends with him looking back and seeing the kids that he had left behind brutally killed and eaten by the wolves.


  1. It sounds like you have a good start here; just keep in mind that you shouldn't push yourself too hard in terms of getting a certain number of chapters done within a certain time period. If you have a slow week or two, don't stress about it too much (and of course, if you feel the need for some inspiration, try reading, watching, listening to, or doing something that helps you get good ideas). Remember: you cannot force good writing. If you try to write against your own natural pace, you might find that it's harder and harder to come up with good ideas... Anyway, good luck with your project and do your best to have some fun with it along the way. :)

    1. Thanks you so much for the advice. It really inspires me to do a good job on these blog posts and ya sometimes t's hard because its part of the assignment to post on the blog at least every week. Sometimes for a week I don't get any inspiration and so I don't write at all. However I am also very lazy, and it helps if I sometimes force myself to get up and write, just to get some ideas on paper.