Hi, so today I’m going to share some of my characters’ names including the main characters.
My protagonist’s name is Leah. Why Leah? because I want a simple name for her, short enough that the others won’t think of a shorter way to say it as a nickname. If you get what I mean. She’s half Filipina and half Swiss, specifically inspired by a celebrity that I won’t mention for now.
The main love interest’s name is Mateo. Why? Because I LOVE that name (he’s also Italian). He’s an athlete. That’s all I’m going to say for now.
Leah’s best friend is Alisha “Ali.” She’s Indian and inspired by two of my closest friends. So, my plan is to combine both of my friends’ personalities and traits to this one character (It should be fun).
Leah’s father’s name is Caelon “Cal” and a mother named Therese “Reese.”
Leah’s uncle and his wife are Cruz and Estella. They are inspired by my own uncle and his wife.
That’s all for now (:
Let me start with the fact that I’m no longer writing the same story as the one I talked about in the previous Writing Series post. Sigh. I know, I know. I have a problem with sticking to one story.
So now I am writing this other story that i can’t stop thinking about ever since I spoke with my uncle from the Philippines. I won’t reveal too much details, but the situation is slightly similar to the book When Dimple Met Rishi. I wrote 1,700 words so far, and now I’m just writing down some notes about the characters, and also the current scene that I’m working on. A few hints: There’s hockey involved and the protagonist is a co-owner of a coffee shop.
I gave myself until July 22nd to finish the first draft of the first three chapters. I thinking that’s long enough for me to get the beginning I want for now.
I also listen to What Do I Know by Ed Sheeran while writing the beginning. (:
So, I’m just going to give my first update on my story. I did not write a lot of words just yet. I have around 800 words written. I was mostly focusing on writing informations about my main characters and think about their role in the story; You can say that I was making an outline.
I normally don’t do outlines because I just wanted to write the story right away (I couldn’t wait!), and outlines just take a lot of time. However, in my previous works, I always have trouble trying to find a good way to end the story and that is one of the reasons why I don’t finish my stories. So, I thought that this time I would make an outline to organize my ideas and know what each chapter is about and develop each scene; especially building characters because they’re the most important part of the whole thing, I believe.
I also have been making this playlist for it. One of the songs I listen to is The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) by Bebe Rexha feat. Lil Wayne. It’s very catchy and I found out about it on Spotify. It’s like the modern I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston with rap added into it 😀
Other than that, after my week of reading sprints last week, I haven’t been reading much lately. Instead, I’ve been watching movies and tv series. I recently just started Riverdale and I am addicted! It’s also a good way to get inspirations and ideas.
That’s it for this update, stay tuned for the next one (:
I am starting a new series in this blog which will include updates on a story that I have in mind. This is inspired by Christine Riccio over at polandbananasbooks on Youtube. I’m still trying to think what I’m going to call this series.
Now, I’ve had problems with writing stories in the past. The main one is that I don’t finish them. Also, my mindset was bad because I was always criticizing my work, I was not confident with whatever I was writing and I just had a hard time sharing it because of the fear that people might hate it.
During my last semester, I had a class called Creative Writing Workshop, and the main purpose of that course is to share our work, get feedbacks and comment on other people work. You might have guessed that I struggled in this class. Maybe I’m exaggerating. Maybe people in my class didn’t even see me struggle THAT MUCH, but that’s probably because I’m really good at hiding what I really feel, or just pretending that everything was fine.
Thankfully, my fellow classmates were really nice and helpful with the feedback they had given me. At one point, I did get criticisms, but I was expecting them because I wasn’t really proud of the work I submitted that class. Before beginning the workshop, I just told myself that I was going to listen carefully to their feedbacks and criticisms, take them positively and use them to improve my writing. And they did.
Now, since summer for me started, I’ve been reading a lot, and been getting a lot of ideas and inspirations to write.
Now, without revealing too much, the story I’m currently trying to write is a DIVERSE NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, inspired by my group of friends.
That’s all I’m going to say for now…