Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Whimsical Wednesday and Getting Ready for Nanowrimo

It's Wednesday and I don't have anything smart to blog about. I'll just do some thinking out loud instead. Sort of a prep for Nanowrimo.

It's coming up quick and my mind is still split in two. I want to just relax and enjoy Nano. Write something completely new that has no pressure attached to it. However, I've been dragging my feet all year when it comes to completing a workable first draft of Talia's sequel. I've played around with scenes and situations. Up to 50K even. And then I threw most of it away because it was completely indulgent. Fun for me, but most likely boring for everyone else.

What to do??

I'll probably "rebel" Nano again this year. That's what they call it when you make the process work for you. Every year is this way for me. I think that's how it should be. My guess is I'll plan to write on The Search for Knowledge but when I'll work on Fade Into Me (which is plotted to the end and just needs writing) or Last Christmas.

Who knows what I'll end up with by the end. If I'm lucky, I'll get a very rough, but complete draft that I can work on after Christmas and maybe finish Fade Into Me. If my family cooperates I know I can do this.

Are you participating in Nano this year? What do you plan to write?

If you are participating feel free to add me as a buddy--solstice1974.

Here are links to posts I wrote in years past to help prepare for Nano.
Plotting vs Pantsing
Story Structure
Character Development
World Building
Conflict vs Crisis
Resources and Procrastination Links