National Novel Writing Month

October 30, 2011

Come November 1st it is officially National Novel Writing Month! Since I first found out about NaNoWriMo back in 2008 I’ve always wanted to participate but for one reason or another had been unable to until now!
If you’ve seen my 30 Before 30 list you’ll have seen NaNoWriMo is on my list and I’ve been think about doing it since January/February this year.

So you’d think that since I’ve been thinking about it and planning to do it since practically the beginning of the year I would have it all figured out by now and would be eager to begin. Sadly that’s not the case my idea at the beginning of the year was a YA Shifter novel but my planning went south because I wanted to do it as a futuristic Shifter novel based on a forest near to where I live and still haven’t been able to visit said forest, plus 

since maybe April or May this year I’ve been plagued by a another story that’s Fantasy and about Witches, Vampires, Beastly’s (shifters gone wrong) and of course Humans.

BUT… I’m still being plagued by many indecisions about said story, mainly whether it’ll be first person or third person. I think it would be more challenging for myself to try and write 50,000 words in first person because I never stick to it for more than 2,000 words but do I really want to spend a month challenging myself with my writing technique when I’m challenging myself with writing 50,000 words in a month!
Also NaNoWriMo requires you to pick the novel title, genre, have a short synopsis and a novel excerpt and I only have a short synopsis (in my head!) so I only have a few days left to try and get anything together and sorted out including planning my novel past the first five chapters!

Because I have a feeling that if I stop planning or don’t think a head I’ll never get very far just drifting with my own head because I generally end up going back and re-working what I’ve already started and not moving along very far. So I’m off to go do a little more (ok as much as possible) planning and will hopefully be better prepared for Tuesday than I am right now.