NaNoWriMo 2019: November In Review

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It was a very crazy November this year, which I’ve already talked about a little, so in today’s reflection on NaNoWriMo 2019, I’m going to focus more on my story, and the experiment with plotting, and how I feel that went.

I went into November with an outline.  This has never happened before.  I’m that writer in the region who is famous for picking out their idea on Halloween, or starting over three times when the story isn’t working.  In light of that, I think I did pretty well with trying to follow my outline. Continue reading

Happy Preptober! NaNoWriMo T-minus 26 Days

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If you haven’t yet figured out that I’m a huge evangelizer and participant of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) then you haven’t been reading the blog for very long.  I love telling people about the challenge and urging them to join me in a crazy month full of literary abandon.

What I don’t usually love is planning my story in advance.  I’m a bit notorious in my region for not having my idea until the very end of October (sometimes even Halloween).  This year I’m trying something different.  I’m going to follow along with the regional prep workshops to try to get my idea together over the next week, so I’ll be ready for the plot and character workshops after that.

I’m going to try to have a clear idea of not just the vague ending, but major plot points on the way there.  I’m even going to try to sketch out characters in advance.  I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to do all that, but I’m sure going to try. Continue reading