Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NaNoWriMo - Prep

I have decided to try out NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and see where it takes me. I tried it last year, but I didn't get a whole lot done. I have problems with finishing projects. *sigh*
But this November I WILL complete my WIP and shake my fist at procrastination! I've already written around 35,000 words, so 15,000 more can't be that hard...right?
I have only finished one writing project longer then 10,000 words which ended up being 20,000 ish words. So this is a heftier project.
I will prevail!
Anyway...my weakness is outlining. I'm a natural pantser, but I have to write a thorough outline or else my ideas and plans start spider-webbing with no end in sight. If you're familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality types, I'm an INFP which means I am not what you would call organized or structured. Plus I'm extremely right-brained which kinda means my brain does little multi-colored explosions that send sparkly unicorns prancing toward new shiny ideas...ideas which they eat up and then run wildly in all directions.
So as I prepare, I am refining my outline and trying to stay inspired. Oh yes, and saying no to tempting new concepts that smell like cinnamon rolls and bacon.
I've been rummaging through NaNo's forums and I see that people are making lists of things they need to do before and during November. Lists...hmmm...remind me what those are again? They sound...practical. And they don't smell like cinnamon rolls and bacon. They smell like...new shoes. *eyes them skeptically*
We'll see how this goes.


  1. LOVE IT! Good luck with your endeavors this November! I want to try NaNo out so badly... Did the camps for the first time this year and they were so fun, but I've never written a solid amount of words much beyond 25,000, plus trying to get a good start on my Christmas list...Maybe next year! (Unless my bratty brain insists on driving me nuts with these new ideas...lol This could get crazy.)

    1. Thank you!
      Yeah, I did the camps too and got a similar similar word count as you, which isn't bad considering life is SO crazy!
      Here's to finishing projects!