Yes, it’s already November, again. And, you know what that means…
NaNoWriMo is upon us again.
Every year, I think about starting a novel, and most of the time, I give up before I ever get started. Most of it has to do with the fact that I have a whole hodgepodge of ideas scattered around notebooks, note-collecting apps, post-it-notes, etc, that I can never get myself focused to just one story.
This year, I’m even less prepared than ever, but I’m focused on a single idea. I would prefer to be more prepared, but this year, I’m taking the chance regardless.
The timing has just been bad for me. I had the idea, but I have been working a lot over the last month or so. I’ve never had the time to let the idea gel properly (at least, for me).
And that’s the biggest danger for me. Without a focused outline or some structure, it’s easy for my mind to stray off to other more fantastical ideas.
Now that I’m trying, I can easily find other distractions, ilke this blog, to keep me away from my task.
Fortunately, I’m taking a lot of vacation time on the last half of the month, so I am hoping to catch up then.
Progress so far?
Eight days in: only 1300 words
But, I also have some back story going and a better idea of who my main characters are and how they relate.
Still a long ways to go…