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!!!
One helped me to discover that there are NaNoWriMo Songs! This is one is really funny! (hehe… if it’s stuck in my head, it must be in your too! *evil laugh*)
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! 🙂