It seems that, like displaying Christmas decorations on prominent end-caps in grocery stores, people start talking about NaNoWriMo earlier and earlier every year. Not quite sure what’s up with that; wherefore art the joy of going in with no prep (no decision, in fact, about participation until the 11th hour)?
Anyway, all that chitter chatter got me thinking about it a little earlier than I might otherwise. (Read: before October 30th.) So, here’s what I’m planning:
- I’m doing it. Obviously. Duh.
- I believe I’m going to be working from an outline.
- I’m actually going to take the twitter-posts for “Chapter 1” of Adrift, and write that as a full-blown story with, like, dialogue and stuff.
- Interspersed with the action from Adrift, there will be a Princess Fairy Tale, I think.
- This will let me flesh out a lot of stuff, and write some things that are going on my head with the story that I simply don’t have space to write out in once-a-day Twitter posts.
- I avoids me wasting several hours every day figuring out what I should be writing that day.
- If I write all of 500 words for each of the twitter posts that comprise Adrift Chapter One, that’s about 100k words.
- I’m probably going to write it in WriteMonkey, because WriteMonkey is awesome.
- I’ll be backing it up using Dropbox, so I can work on it pretty much anywhere. Might do weekly exports from WriteMonkey into OpenOffice as well, which is differently awesome.
- I don’t know how/when/where I’ll be sharing this out for people to partake in during the month.
- ONE idea I have it to read the daily output aloud and post said reading as a podcasty thing here on the blog. I’d like thoughts on that.
- That’s about it.
I’m not a little excited by the whole thing.
Which is probably why I’m talking about it early.
3 Replies to “My plans for NaNoWriMo”
And you should got to at least one event and get a sticker :)
I love the hype about NaNo each year and is what gets me participating each year.
I’m going to check out WriteMonkey.
Oh and I’m outlining too. Good luck with NaNo.
And yeah – go to an event. Definitely.
And update this post with links to WriteMonkey and Dropbox.
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