November 2, 2010 2 Comments
Now, I can’t just post all those lovely character surveys. November is the month when I probably get the most readers due to NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo. Now that I’m on Twitter as well, hopefully I’ll get even more of my local SoBaNaNo’ers.
So far I’m actually well on track. Now, I’m no NaNo freak of nature who is already 40,000 words into their novel. But I’ve met the daily count the past two days, plus some. I’m at 4,119 words right now. This year is certainly different from last year. Being my first, I was totally pantsing it. I had a vague idea of where I wanted my novel to go, and made things up as I went. This year… I know my characters so well after loads of excessive backstory planning. Including making the blueprint for an entire high school, and writing up class schedules.
The plot however, I’m coming to realize, I do not have as well outlined. I know where the relationship between two of the main characters is going to go, and why. I know who they are but not what I’m going to do with them. I have major plot points planned (alliteration!) but what goes in between there is a definite gray area.
I think this weekend I’m going to end up doing some plot outlining so I can have more of a grip on things. I want to succeed this year. I need to succeed. This year is my story, and I want to tell it the right way.
Enough rambling. I’ll leave you all with a link. If you’re a WordPress blogger, you’ve probably seen this by now. It’s one of the top posts or whatever WordPress calls them. Anyways, this is mostly to bookmark it for myself, but if you want some blogging advice, check out this article!
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