If you’re here on publication day for this video, you’ve just made it through the first week of NaNoWriMo 2020.

One way or the other, so far, at least, we’ve all survived the first week of November 2020.


Whenever you are, I hope your story is going well.

Our last few character prompts have seen us journaling as our characters and interviewing them, but today we’re going to turn around the spotlight.

Today, you’re going to let your character tell you all of the problems they have with you.

How much do you annoy them?

Are they happy with the way you’re representing them?

Do they think you’re giving them enough time and attention?

Are they bored and lonely?

Who’s really at fault for the disconnect here?

This is your time to let your character unleash all of their frustrations.

Once they’ve blown off some steam, it’s time for you to get write on in to your story.

See you tomorrow!

My Response

From Vaeda, my main character.

You better not screw this up, dude.

Seriously, I get it. I’m random. You had no idea who I was a few months ago, and it’s not like I just “came to you” like your other characters or whatever.

But do not for one moment forget that it was I that chose YOU.

So far, I think you’re doing a pretty good job, if I’m actually being honest. I chose you because I had faith in you, so don’t start getting twisted and egotistical thinking this is all your doing. If I hadn’t decided to make myself known to you through the randomness of the generators and by simply assuring that my name bore your favorite letter, this wouldn’t happen.

You’re welcome.

All of that being said, though, I’m getting a little tired of all of these comparisons you keep making to me and your other characters from other books.

When are you going to realize they have nothing to do with this?

This is OUR story — nope, I’m so sorry, scratch that — this is MY story, so if you would please desist with all of this self deprecation and just allow me to EXIST LIKE I ALREADY DO, that would be great. The story’s going fine, and it doesn’t matter if anyone is here or not. I’m with you on comfort levels when it comes to thinking about who may be here with us They may be your words on the line, but it’s my life people either attach to or don’t.

At least you (probably) don’t have to worry about people hoping you die.

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