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.