Writing Updates

Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

Let’s get ready to write!

Last year’s National Novel Writing Month, I sailed through with no issues. I wrote one 50k novel in less than two weeks. It had been on my mind for a while. I then got 10k of another novel started, that I’ve yet to finish because, well, I’m struggling with it. I could get into that if you want me to, just ask.

This year’s NaNoWriMo, I have a story to execute. It is the second story in a group of four. The first story is nearly finished, so it only made sense to continue on. If I finish it before time is up, I’ll move on to the third book. All four books have been lightly outlined. The main characters are set up, but I’ve been moving things around in my head since I did that.

I keep all my character ideas in a notebook, kind of like a travelers journal, then flesh them out as time goes on. If I wanted a true challenge, I’d start writing about Barbara. However, Barbara is going to take a bit of research on my end. I know I want her to have a happy ending, but I don’t know what a happy ending is to Barbara.

In the meantime, I’m just sitting here, gearing up, ready to type those starting words. While I’m at it, I should clean my writing area in my office, so that I start off with a nice tidy area. It’s looking rough over there. Do you have any organizational tips for your writing area? I’d show you a picture, but I’m ashamed.

Shame, shame, shame.

I hope you get through your set number of words this year, that everything comes to you incredibly quick, and it’s as cohesive as you saw it in your brain! See you on the other side of November!

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