It’s October. And that can only mean one thing…
It’s NaNoWriMo Prep Time!!!
This will be my first time participating, and I am super excited about! I’m also super nervous.
I really don’t want to write a “Well, guys, I failed” post. So I’m asking for all of your support!
I’ll try not to drive everyone crazy or turn this into some sort of Facebook “Hey guys, look at me!” thing. But I will update at least once a week with what I’ve been up to. There won’t be a LOT going on in October, but there are some things I need to do in order to prep.
(Oh wait… I have a blog. I’m not sure, but I think the definition of blog is “Hey guys, look at me.” I’ll have to check Webster’s later!)
First off… I’m not really a planner. I have a general idea of what my novel is going to be about. I know how it will start, and I know where I want to end up. But that’s about it… I know the players, but I don’t know their names.
If I’m going to puke out a novel in 30 days though, I’m probably gonna have to do a little planning… so that sucks.
Over the next week, I’m going to work on my characters. If all goes according to plan, then by next Friday I will have names, backgrounds, flaws, and attributes to share with all of you.
I already mentioned I haven’t done this before. But, I have been visiting blogs of others who have, in order to get some support and an idea of what the heck I should be doing to get ready for this craziness!!!
Here are a few of the blogs I’ve found with helpful NaNoWriMo posts:
- La duchesse d’Erat (Great articles and it’s where I found the links to above songs)
- Wright Words
- Adventures in Writing
- Raychel Rose (Bunch of great links on this site!)
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? I’m all signed up, but kinda lonely. I don’t have any buddies! So take pity on me… find me on the NaNo site and add me as a writing buddy. I’m super creative and stuff, so my username is jessmcombs. (No, I don’t have a picture yet. I”ll get on that sometime today though!)
If you want to learn more about NaNoWrimo, visit the site here: nanowrimo.org
Thanks in advance for the support guys! You’re awesome and I love my blogging buds! 🙂