NANO Progress #3


About the Characters:
Anna is the lead character, she has all the struggles of a post grad: still working at her part-time job and getting continued rejections on all her job applications. She envious of all her friends and peers that seem to be getting jobs left and right. Although, she has a fulfilling relationship and that helps ease the worry of the future for her. She loves reading, shoes, coffee, and going for long walks outside regardless of the weather.

Sydney is the other lead character. While she doesn’t have post grad worries yet, they are starting to creep up on her. She has a temporary placement halfway across the world, in another continent, but after that it’ll be back to the States. She loves dogs, reading, fashion, and enjoys trying new foods and immersing herself in this new culture. 

Daily word goal: 2,500

Current Word Count: 23, 460

Excerpt from the story so far: 
“We work on our respective projects, mine writing. Trying to fix up another draft of an article that I’ve been commissioned to write, but I just can’t get into the grove. My mind keeps wandering and I’m searching the web to try and explain what had been going on. My history is probably already full of similar searches. Articles I’ve already clicked on flash by as I scroll. The idea of a shared conscious and other psychological ideas dating back to another time, but that’s not it. It’s something more than that kind of thing, I know it, something else that I can’t explain. We talked about it right when we found out what was going on, Sydney and I, chalking it up to how close we are. Joking that we were the same person in two bodies, that we are connected by the red string of fate, or that we were two parts of the same thing.”

Current writing playlist:
Secret – The Pierces
Lie – Circus P (covered by JubyPhonic)
The Con – Tegan and Sara
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Gods & Monsters – Lana Del Ray
Laura Palmer – Bastille
Paper Heart – Chloe Howl

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Your characters sound really interesting! Can't wait to hear more.

  • Thank you!!

  • Kay

    I love your sketches! The characters sound great, and I love this excerpt. The end, where you are describing their friendship, is such a perfection description of myself and my BFFs relationship! We always joke about parallel lives; the themes in our life always seem to change together in the same manner!

  • I'm glad that I'm not the only one who likes making a list of the random, weird things that characters my like!! Great sketches!

  • Thank you! My BFF and I are the same way!!

  • I always make lists like that!!