Wednesday, 4 November 2009

The characters have been my friends for almost two years. I wrote a short story, made up so many conversations in my mind, found awesome music to play along, but the characters are not coming out as I had thought they would. Are they better? Worse? Only time will tell. I just know that now the voice of the book is younger (have I been reading too much YA), and that might be because I’m exploring the first person, present POV (Point of View). I’m really excited because I’ve been able to write everyday, and my count is 7,500 words already. Not too bad for day 3, huh?
I have great hopes for this story. I don’t know why, but I feel this one is closer to my heart than the other two. Could it be because it’s set in Rosario, Argentina? That might have a lot to do with it. Why is it that even though I’ve been away for almost 12 years, my thoughts always drift to my childhood, the barrio, the sounds of my youth? Writing this book is like a therapy, and I’m glad to realize that all the feelings I had kept inside are producing happy scenes. But I need some conflict, and that won’t take long to come. It just breaks my heart that my characters have to suffer, but I promise I have a great ending in sight. I hope the one I planned two years ago still fits them.

On another note, and as I had promised, here are some Halloween pictures. I hope you like’em.

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7 responses to “Day three of NaNo”

  1. Cristina says:

    Congratulations on your new story! The Halloween pictures are so good.

  2. Crystal says:

    Good luck with the rest of the story!

  3. Jaime Theler says:

    Awesome word count! You have an adorable family. 🙂

  4. Stacy says:

    Wow you are such a writer! That is a lot of writing in 3 days! I love all of your costumes!

  5. Yamile says:

    Thanks so much for the comments you guys!
    I'll keep you updated!

  6. Valerie says:

    Congrats on writing so much in such a short time. I am not a writer at all (as anyone who reads my blog can easily figure out), but I like to read. I think it's fasinating to read about the process of writing and how you've been living with the characters in your head for so long already.

  7. Yadira says:

    You have the cutest family!! Good luck with your story. I can't wait to read it!!

Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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