Now is the time, Mounties, where the Planners, Semi-planners, and even some ambitious Pantsers are gathering their thoughts with the singular question in mind - What will I write for NaNoWriMo?
It’s not an easy question, to be sure. Some of you will be working on novels, short stories, or poetry. Some will be editing existing projects. Some will be taking their creative and crafty ventures to a new level. Some of you don’t know yet.
Last post, I offered a handful of writing prompts for you guys. Some of my own story ideas come from weird prompts like those, although usually they’re much more random and come to me quite sporadically.
This year, for NaNo, my inspiration comes from a handful of dreams I’ve had recently.
For this post, I’m going to be a little more… raw, with you guys. Normally, the prep work is the most embarrassing, disjointed, nonsensical, rough material that goes into writing a NaNo Novel. It’s not something I’m usually comfortable with sharing, because it contains a lot of ideas that may be scrapped later, mistakes, and uncertainty.
So I’m going to share a little of what I’ve been working on, because hey! That’s what we do 'round here.
Bearing in mind that there are still a few weeks left to go, and if you don’t have anything together yet - or if you’ve only just decided you’re going to participate - don’t be alarmed. At the same time, if you’re already way more organized than I am… well, good. I aspire to be you!
Below, are my character sheet drafts, a really weak preliminary outline, and a little tidbit that I wrote up this morning that might give you a look into the story.
If you have something you’d like to share (doesn’t have to be right now!) or any comments, questions, or suggestions for me (should you actually decide to read the docs I’m leaving here), post in the comments below. I’d love to hear your feedback and get some ideas of what you like, don’t like, or want to see more of over the coming weeks!