Rants about my Boring, Disorganized Life... and my addiction to Stationery and Fiber!
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2016
My daughter told me today that she wants to do Nanowrimo again this year. I hadn’t thought about it one way or the other, even though I get the emails about Camp Nanowrimo and there have been several recently. But that offhand comment today got to me around midnight last night and I started working on turning a tiny Clairefontaine pocket notebook into a Nanowrimo planner.
I drew out a calendar of November on a sheet of pocket sized Rhodia dot pad paper and used washi tape to attach it like a hinge so that I can still write on the paper behind it.
Then I wrote out the possible plot ideas, labeled a couple pages for some character names, then made chapter outlines to fill in for 35 chapters. Last year I “lost” because I had no idea what the hell I was gonna write about most of the time. This year I’m not leaving it to chance. I am going to have my characters fully developed and my outline ready to go before November gets here.
I’ve already decided that my main character is going to be a blogger and paper/pen addict. Social anxiety and a new neighbor can also be expected. I can’t wait to start planning. Unfortunately, I need to sleep, so I’m gonna pause here so I can add some photos tomorrow before I hit publish.