It is getting closer to Nano November. I am stoked that I made a decision about what project to take on. Which opened the floodgates of ideas. That’s not exactly a good thing as it is much too early. I can’t write anything for 14 more days and I am worried about forgetting these little plot snippets.
I gave this a lot of thought.Personally, I am a pantser. I am not a plotter, I am not exactly sure what the acceptable and unacceptable points on plotting and planning are for Nano, so I continue to play little games with myself. I have seen posts where people outline their book in the time leading up to Nano and others that say research is fine. I am researching and thinking, but until 2 am this morning, I had not written anything down.
I decided to use creative license and send myself a vague email with little hints in order to have them during my writing month. It was the only way to turn off the questions roaming around in my easily stimulated brain and grab a few hours of sleep.
Need a buddy on the NaNoWriMo site? I would love to have you join me and share the adventure. Here is my Nano info! Vicki Goodwin Buddy Link.
Have you never written during NaNoWriMo and want to give it a try?
Sign up here at NaNoWitMo.org.
The process is simple and simply fun. Thirty days, 50,000 words and a lovely certificate and special merchandise deals when you are declared a winner. No editing, just writing! Editing and rewrites begin after you have your very own first draft of 50,000 words on December 1st.
Now I want to know your opinions. I also want to know if you are participating.
- Do you plot?
- Do you plan?
- Are you a pantser like me?
- Are obscure emails to self permissible?
- Tell me what you think?
- Did you just sign up and need a buddy?
- Are you counting down the days?
I’d love to know how you prepare for NanoWriMo. Comment below and let me know your thoughts!