Friday, August 15, 2014

20% Project

     To start this blog off, I'm going to explain what I have chosen as my twenty percent project. For this assignment I really wanted to venture out of what I normally write (read: poetry), and try something a little out of my comfort zone. I'm going to be writing a novel, or at least attempting to. I haven't really decided on a title, but most of the time those come to me during the writing process. The plot is going to center around a long distance relationship over the course of a year. The chapters will be alternating perspectives of the main characters, and I will hopefully get at least one chapter written a week. If I write a chapter a week I will hopefully have about half of the novel written by the end of this nine weeks.
     This past week I have really organized my thoughts and how I want this book to play out. As I said, the book will go through a year of their relationship, and will look into the hardships that normal relationships face, as well as new ones that come up due to their distance. In this post I don't really want to go into specifics of the plot outline because I really want to explain it as a write it, so there will be more in depth explanations in later post, so bear with me for the time being.
      In other news, Maggie, my older sister currently in school for psychology, will be reading and commenting on my posts. She is about to be twenty one and she lives in Boston at this point in time. Both my sisters and I are very close, and she is one of the few people in my house who has read anything I've written, so it was an easy decision to ask her if she'd mind doing this for me.
Honestly I'm not sure what else I should put in this first blog.
--Abbey Nichole


  1. This sounds really great! I love any type of teen love novel with some depth. If you havent seen the movie called Like Crazy you should watch it and maybe it will help inspire the plot or your writing. Its a great movie that kind of builds off the same process of a long distance relationship. Im pretty positive its on netflix. I like how your gonna do it in flashback form as well, I think it adds more of a complexity.

  2. I like the preparation that you've done for this, Abbey. This is well thought out. I'm looking forward to seeing what your novel will look like.