Well, we’re a little over a week into NaNo and here’s my first update already–man how time has flown by! So, my first official update is that I haven’t actually started writing yet. (Gasp!) This past week has been so busy. There wasn’t time at all during the convention because any spare time was spent grabbing a quick meal. They had a NaNo room there being run by our municipal liaison, but I never even got a minute to stop in and say hi. So…yeah. And since the con ended, I’ve been trying to catch up on a couple of reading obligations. I’m really behind on everything and I don’t even know if I’m going to have time to finish my book club book before our meeting on Sunday, hahaha. Whoops!
Anywho. NaNo. So, what I have been able to do this week is brainstorm. I already had an idea in mind for my story, an old idea I had several years ago that I literally got from a dream. But thinking about the original take I did on it, and why it didn’t really work (I over-complicate things), I’m taking a totally different approach on it this time around. I started thinking not about individual plot points, but what I am trying to say with the narrative. Other than ‘x happens and then y and z happen’, what is this actually about? This thinking has given me a bunch of new ideas and I’m pretty happy with where I’m headed, just hoping I can execute them well.
Current plan is to do some more brainstorming tonight in between catching up on the massive piles of laundry I have laying around and then start writing in earnest on Monday, after everything from my tea party book club meeting has died down. Since I only have a goal of 20k, ‘catching up’ shouldn’t be a problem. And I may even change my goal to just finish this one story, which may end up being shorter than that depending on where it takes me. We’ll see what happens!