I am blatantly stealing an idea from this
extremely well written blog. I read it, watched the attached video and decided that she had come upon a great idea. So here it is:
I am writing some short stories that will show off some of the characters that will be appearing in my NaNoWriMo
story next month. I had never thought of doing something like this until I read her blog and I have to say I instantly fell in love with the idea. So, for the rest of this week you'll be seeing a few short pieces that will give you a glimpse into the characters and world of my NaNoWriMo novel.
Tomorrow will be the first entry and the day after will be the second. Let me know what you think!
The Arizona Cardinals did not lose this weekend. I repeat, they did not lose. The fact that they had a bye this week is irrelevant. The losing streak has ended!!!
On another note, I had a great weekend. Soccer was awesome and I started work on setting up my server. I don't really need a server right now, but it is a fun learning tool and I have been putting it off for a while. This week we start cub scouts back up, just in time for this weekend's camp out. I'm not overly excited about it, but the boys sure are.
I actually made progress on preparing for NaNoWriMo this weekend. For the first time ever I have actually put to screen the rough story idea and the first main character sketches. This is a first with any project I have done and i'm feeling a little jazzed about it. Perhaps I will be able to hit this 50k thing since i'm going into it a bit more prepared. It is going to be a science fiction piece that takes place a couple hundred years in the future. Way cool, but I don't want to give away too much since I'll be posting it on here.
Anyhow. Have a great day and I'll catch you later.
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It occurred to me today that it is October. While this by itself is nothing all that special, I realized that November is less than a month away and a severe hit of anxiety pumled me about the head. why anxiety? Well as any self respecting, self loathing, self abusing...okay...any writer, might tell you, November is National Novel Writing Month
. That's right: NaNoWriMo
Last year's NaNoWriMo is what got sme started on my writing again. I flailed about inefectually for a few weeks, okay months, and never did finish my NaNoWriMo novel. I swore that next year would be different.
So far this year is not looking all that promising either. I have a bit more of a heads up this time, but I still have nothing prepared for it. No outline, no characters, nothing. I haven't even started brainstorming an idea. I want to go from fresh and hit that 50,000 word mark by the end of November.
So, instead of focusing my energies on the project preparation I am blogging here. Are you planning on participating? Will you be my NaNoWriMo friend? What do you do for preparation? Are you ready to start writing? Have you already started (you cheater you!)?