October 15, 2012
Anyone Up For NaNoWriMo?
I am just about done drafting the sequel to my book, THE SILO, which means time for new projects and trying new things. SO, I'm going to dip my toes in the NaNoWriMo water and see if I can bang out a fairly sucky first draft next month for a new idea I've been toying with. Have any of you attempted it before? If so, how did you do? I figure it's a good idea because I find that first draft phase to be the longest part of the process for me and I tend to write the first half of the book over and over again before I tackle the end. Now I'm wondering if maybe shaking up my process and forcing myself to write one entire draft without tinkering might help me in the long run go quicker. I'll probably still have to throw out quite a bit of what I write next month before I have anything workable, but who knows?
1. I'm going to try and be just slightly more ambitious than 50k, but only because I write full time and can devote more writing time per day...so unofficially my goal is 60k.
2. I'd like to complete the first draft of a sci fi piece that's a bit of a mash up of a YA Total Recall/Matrix and is a complete departure from what I've been writing recently. Time to challenge myself, I think and to cleanse my writing palate...too much time spent researching the inner workings of cults and fringe groups can mess with your head.
If you are going to sign up this year, I'd love it if you'd drop me a line about it in the comments and then if you wanna, :-) you can hop on over to the NaNoWriMo site and we can be writing buddies. I'm there under amychristinepar1 *Jumps up and down* Can't wait to get started!!!