October 28, 2010 04:41:00
Posted By Michelle Birbeck
It’s almost November, and plans have been made, chapters organised, characters named, plot points refined, and deaths planned. The insanity that is NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and the keyboard has been primed for the many thousands of words that will be churned out during November. Back up plans have been made in case I suddenly find myself wanting to write something completely different. The characters now have names, backgrounds, personalities, and looks. They are all well aware of the many deaths that I am planning, and which members of their family, friends, or village that I am planning on killing.
But there are still three days to go. Three whole days and whatever happens to be left of today. And there is still so much to do! So far the pre NaNo to do list has hit approximately 35,000 words, and that’s just the coursework and fanfiction updates for next month. Not to mention the housework, cooking, and other bits that are still to be completed. All in the name of gaining as much free time during November as possible.
There will be weekly updates on here, with all the details, how far along I am, and how the word counts are coming. Also how many times I have broken down, gone insane, and been to the verge of giving up and back.
So for all of you who are also embarking on this insanity, good luck! Keep writing, and remember, for one month only, it’s the quantity not the quality, so lock up your inner editor and write as much as you can, even if at times it doesn’t make any sence.