Posts Tagged ‘Nanowrimo’

It’s almost exactly a week away now. *takes a deep breath*

Things are actually coming together nicely. I have figured out a plan that will help to keep me on track so that I don’t fall behind on the daily word goal. I’m still working on my character profiles and have completed my chapter outlines.

I found an awesome piece of software that I’m using to get ready for Nanowrimo and I’ll use it throughout as well. It’s called Scrivener. I found it over on the WriMos FTW Blog. I know everybody plans and writes differently, but I think this piece of writing software may just save me this time around. It keeps everything organized and easy to find. You should also check out that blog. I’ve found a lot of helpful writing advice there.

I finished my Halloween story and am still in the process of fixing that up which is a lot of fun. I don’t know how most people feel about revising and editing, but I absolutely love it. I admit, sometimes I do go a little overboard and take too long but I just really enjoy it. It’s my second favorite part about writing.

We’re getting close now.


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Nanowrimo is just around the corner and I am going to take it seriously this time around. I have attempted it several times in the past. Each time, I went in throwing aimless punches. I had no idea what I was writing. I just assumed it would come to me. Now, after several times of no plotting, character sketches, or really any sort of planning at all, I think I’ve finally learned my lesson. Being prepared for this type of thing is a good idea!

This year, I am determined to finish. I’m in planning mode (what that consists of exactly, I’ve yet to find out). I have an actual plot idea and am working on an outline. I’m not sure if this particular method will work wonderfully for me or not, but I’m going to go with it. I don’t think I need to go overboard in the planning. A simple chapter outline, maybe, and some character sketches should suffice.

Things I am doing/preparing for:

I feel like there’s so much to do and not nearly enough time to do any of it! I love writing so much. I just want to start sharing my love of it with others who feel the same.

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