#NaNoWriMo Update – 11/9/2018

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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!

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  1. At least you aren’t too stressed about it. The first year I participated I got stressed when I missed a day, because I knew I had to write double the next day. Have fun with book club!

    1. Hah, yeah. I used to get super stressed about it but now my philosophy is ‘well, it’s more than I’ve written in fiction than the rest of the year so even if I fail it’s still a win’. πŸ™‚
      Thanks!

  2. When I did NaNo, I found the first week is always the hardest because you need to get kick-started, but once you get into the rhythm the rest of November goes easier! Still plenty of time to catch up, good luck! πŸ˜€

  3. I not only haven’t started yet, I’m probably taking my project off the site for this year. I have made it most of the way through one story and sketched out a new one, so at least I’m writing, or at least writing more than I did last month, so I’m trying not to feel too bad about it. (I need to try harder, I think…)

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