Friday, October 27, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

It's that time of year again. The time when I have something to do each weekend, I have deadlines for those non-fiction articles I promised, and I really should be getting out my Fall clothes before I freeze my butt off, and what do I do?

I decide to do NaNoWriMo.

What is NaNoWriMo? Let's let their web site tell you:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.  
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. 
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Yes, it doesn't begin until November 1, but there's some prep to do. What will I write? How long will it be? What will be the story arc?

Having participated many times, I've discovered some interesting facts about the way I write novels. If I have a strict outline, it makes me switch into non-fiction mode and my writing falls flat. If I have no outline, I ramble. So what will it be, plotter or pantser? To be determined.