Sunday, October 31, 2010

Preparation is Nearing Completion

The insanity of NaNoWriMo is very close to bursting upon my life with all the craziness that goes on behind it. You know, that little thing called life, that, despite all the joking of forgetting it in November, must go on.

I had wanted a full outline to follow this year, but unless some miracle ensues that's not going to be the case. I managed to get up to chapter seven, which was actually further then I thought I would get, and has helped out more then I thought it would. It's very possible if I can get ahead of my word count I may just stop and continue my outline. Hopefully it will be worth the trouble.

I have loaded almost all of Celtic Thunder's songs onto my i-pod, not only in preparation of NaNoWriMo, but also the concert I shall be attending shortly.

Today my friend (a fellow WriMo) and I are going to bake cookies, rice crispy treats, and pie so we'll be able to feed ourselves while we write. I fully expect my best writing to emerge at four in the morning after eating a dozen cookies.

So, NaNoWriMo, once again I will say, I'm ready for you. At least, as ready as I'll ever be.


  1. *cracks knuckles and grins* I managed to get to chapter 14. Hoping to get to at least 20, though, before my parents drag me to BED at 11PM TONIGHT. NOOOOOO!!! They don't understand why I want to stay up. Oh well. have fun [without me, sniff.] Maybe we can WW soon. :-D


  2. I'm thinking about starting a second-hand, survivor group, for the parents and siblings of WriMo individuals. We're proud of you, we really are, but we will be so glad when November is over and you come back to the real world.

  3. I don't do chapter outlines, but I have a rough idea of the order of events up to 30,000 words. I have about ten sections that I can spend 3,000 words each on. That will at least get me to the part where things start to go wrong for my characters. Than I will still have to figure out how they get out of that mess.