Sunday, October 26, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

So it should come as no surprise, but I’m going to do NaNoWriMo again this year.  I don’t know what it is about the month of November and writing…perhaps it is the camaraderie that comes from so many people struggling with the same issues.

My goal is to finish “The Devil Drives a Porshe.” – I’ve got the basic bones of the story plotted out.  And of course, I have a good start (50K words) from last year’s NaNoWriMo.  And I know technically we’re supposed to start fresh, but I really want to concentrate on this story in particular.  It’s been rattling around in my head for several years now and I really, really want to get it finished. 

Besides, I’ve got an editor on retainer and I’d really like to hand her something! 

So, I’ve done a couple things that I think will help, I’ve plotted.  (Which is really not something I do.)  Granted it’s a very rough plot and I fully expect things to change as I start writing.  I’ve also blocked time to write in my calendar.  Especially my work one.

The other thing I’ve been working on is organizing my 2015 schedule and plans.  I’m trying to find a way to “block” writing into my day on a regular basis (along with all those other "life things" like dinners, exercise (hah!), etc.  

I’m not a morning person so there is no way I’m getting up earlier to write.  Lunch is usually spent running errands so that pretty much leaves me evenings.  Some of which I can definitely write – those days the Geeklet is at Choir and Dance, for example.   It’s the other evenings that I struggle with writing time.  I like being able to read and watch TV some at night…

Anyway, wish me luck and good luck to anyone else crazy enough to do this!