So it is day twelve of NaNoWriMo and I have decided that this year's attempt is a bust.
NaNoWriMo: the niche (Photo credit: mpclemens)
I'm enjoying the story idea and I will definitely be pursuing it in some fashion, but I know that I've fallen far enough behind that there is no making up the difference for me. Honestly, I didn't think I would be able to hit the 50k mark, but I thought I would do a bit better than I have. Working three jobs with one of them suddenly having an extended deadline left me almost no time to write. As it is I should be working on some stuff for job number three rather than writing this post, but even I need a break every now and then.
So where does that leave me, my writing and this blog? Well I'll go back to focusing my efforts on editing AR2 and working on my science fiction serial. It makes for a very disappointing November, but there is always next year.
It is day six of NaNoWriMo and I am already way behind, but I'm working on it. I thought I would share my progress as of last night, so here you have it:
Construction worker in San Francisco. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It started with a boom. Somewhere off in the distance there was an explosion. I couldn't see any smoke, but I was in the heart of downtown Delphi so I wouldn't see much unless it was happening right in front of me. The massive skyscrapers of the world's largest new metropolis provided a sense of security that bordered on oppression. Modern building codes made each one resemble a medieval fortress that reached toward the heavens, and their stability protected the people inside from the dangers of the modern world. I shrugged off the noise and continued my walk to the office. Continue reading
The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to be portable. Long exposure lit by sweeping an LED flashlight over the scene. clickthing.blogspot.com/2008/10/tennish-anyone.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So I have been feverishly working on putting together an outline and a couple of quick character sketches for my 2013 NaNoWriMo attempt, and I finally finished. Okay, I say finished, but really I mean that I have something that I can at least work from. outlining has never been my strong suite. I tend to write with a VERY vague idea about what the story will entail and that often changes a dozen times between the time I start and the time I finish. This has been my first real attempt to outline a story from the beginning, and I hope that it proves useful and that the habit grows on me.
Here is a page I found that helped me with my outlining, because you know I need all the help I can get. Duo-Lit.
Anyhow, I'll be posting my output here as I can and I hope you enjoy what you see, but read it fast, because it comes off the blog December 2.
- How I Prepared for NaNoWriMo (thesisterseternal.wordpress.com)
- Intro Post for NaNoWriMo (swimlindsey.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2013: Want to Write a Novel? (elisajosephine.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo (caterinawriting.wordpress.com)
- Its almost NaNoWriMo! (talesofelin.com)
- NaNoWriMo... sort of (karavansara.wordpress.com)
- Random Rant : NaNoWriMo (spasmostar.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo (betweenthelinesandbackagain.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2013: Want to Write a Novel? (shaunliew.wordpress.com)