After the appointment I had to drive home. A one hour journey, and I couldn’t write down the ideas spiralling in my head. In the end I asked my fiancee, the passenger, to take notes. Talking about my ideas helped me remember them later!
The words for my short story came easily today. It’s a fun tale about aliens and alcohol written in first person. I wrote 2150 words in 82 minutes, faster than I’ve been writing on my Nano project. (1650 words in the same time!) To me that made it obvious I needed a break to write something different!
As for my NaNo words? I was a bit distracted after writing something else, but I managed 1005: More than my target 🙂 It felt good to get out of my own head and just write!
I wrote a story where Merlin and Arthur attend a festival. It will appear in my draft if I can link it to the plot! Today is a big win. I doubled my word count, and all the words were edited too!
The night before NaNoWriMo is here, and whilst everyone else is posting about Halloween, it’s time for me to introduce my project.
Warning, contains spoilers: The end of BBC’s Merlin.
Earlier in October I discovered Beautiful People, a monthly link up hosted by Cait @PaperFury and Sky @FurtherUpandFurther. Each month they post 10 questions to answer about your characters. This month the focus is on NaNoWriMo. What better way to introduce my project?
There’s no feeling more awesome than getting excited about a project. Planning, or finding images that help visualise characters and locations, can be fun, inspirational even.
I started planning on the 3rd of October. Why not the 1st or 2nd? I write weekly short stories on Sundays and have Monday’s off, but I did head to the library to snag a book for research.
I also made a ‘preptober plan.’ It’s not as advanced as others I’ve seen people posting on the internet. Theirs have check boxes. Mine is a scribbled list.
So how is my planning going so far?
When I write in a rush, I waffle a lot. I had no plan last NaNoWriMo, and as a result my writing went off the rails in places.
I’ve never planned anything before. I thought maybe it was time I tried.
In the month of July, I signed up to Camp NaNoWriMo. My task? Finish my first draft. I set a target of 30000 words. If I’d forced them out, it […]