Last week was horrible. Between kid activities and the hurricane, I’ve accomplished next to nothing. I’m still working on Origins. I had hoped to have this round of edits finished before NaNo, but I’m not so sure that will happen. I’m 3/4 of the way through, but I have to change POV. I’m going from 3rd person to 1st. It’s tedious to say the least. But it works much better this way. A quick shout out to K. Nebity, she recommended I read The Phantom Tollbooth. I did. I enjoyed it but not as much as I would have if I had read it as a kid. Thanks for the recommendation.
October is Perptober. I didn’t know it had an actual name:)
I have the main idea of the story (spark) and the two main characters. I still need to finish fleshing these characters out and finish with the ghost rules.
This week goals:
- complete character inventory sheet/back story- I like to delve deep into my main characters. So this is a must this week.
- Sign up on NaNo website- I need to do this. I did buy this year’s t-shirt. And it’s already arrived 😉
- Work harder on finishing Origins.
- Think about the major plot points for NaNo. It’s a ghost/mystery story. I want this started soon because I will need to do a little research at the library later.
- Finish setting out Ghost rules (from last week)
If you are going to participate in NaNo this year, Click here to read more information and sign up. There are also Twitter sprints that take place once NaNo starts. I love those. Sprints really make you write. There are also other groups on different social media sites.
A few sites with NaNoWriMo Prep ideas:
Boho Berry has printables and links. She has a beautiful NaNo bullet journal. Yes, I’m jealous.
Storyist has an in-depth page on NaNo prep. It would work for starting a novel at any time.
Better Novel Project has an outline.
Here is an October schedule for NaNo.
There you go. A few resaurces to help you along.
How is your planning going?