Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NaNo take me away...

With book one officially out of my hands, I am now in full outline mode. I have my note cards, my outline templates, and a hoard of outline writing books. Now, where do I start?

Truth is, I never outlined before. I'm a pantser (write by the seat of your pants) and just the thought of having everything pre-thought kinda gives me the willies. I know where the next two books are going, I know what needs to happen, and I know the obstacles my MC will have to face, so why do I need an outline to tell me what I already know?

Because once again I'm going to try NaNoWriMo, and I think this time I may actually succeed if I have a little road map to guide me.

I'm hoping to have my second manuscript done and ready to critique and edit by the time the first one comes back. Should keep me from rocking in a corner going insane from terror of failure. I think it's a writer thing. Insecurities and all that.

I'm hoping to get a writing group together here in Abilene during this Nano season. Hopefully meeting more like minded people will get me out of the house more often and will help with stress I've been feeling the past few months.

If you are joining the NaNo fun, be sure to add me. I'm looking forward to word wars, and write-ins! If you're not a writer you can keep track of my word count on the Counter in the side bar over there ->

Happy NaNo, Y'all!

2 comments:

  1. I know some friends on Facebook participating. Let me know if you need buddies-- I'll get you their names. I'm going to participate in the nonfiction version of this on smaller projects.

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  2. Good luck with NaNo! It's fun. The last time I did it (in 2009), I won it. However, every time I've done NaNo or a NaNo-like competition, I've gotten pregnant, so I've sworn them off until at least menopause! :p

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