I went into this year’s NaNoWriMo – my first – with high hopes. Let’s just say that it was a spectacular failure. Yes, I know that technically there is a week to run, but I’ve never been able to manage the 10K+ a day some can crank out. Plus there is everything else that needs doing that eats away at writing time.
I did make a start and do have an outline of a novel, so it isn’t a complete waste. And I should see if I can at least get somewhere with the story by the end of the month – even if it is only 10-15K.
With NaNoWriMo all but upon us, I am putting the final touches to the preparation for my first go at it. I have some rough notes for the novel and will spend the rest of the day working on finalising those notes.
The story I am going with will be called Knife’s Edge Deep and is a sort of prequel novel to the currently written novellas of the paranormal/cyberpunk world of Braeden Wolf. it is the story of what it was that made him into what he is in the later stories, in his own words.
For those interested in buddying up, I am ashstirling over on the NaNoWriMo site.
I’ve known of NaNoWriMo for years. I’ve been writing for years. Yet somehow I’ve never taken part in NaNoWriMo before.
This year I am going to. Come next month I am going to hack out a novel about Braeden Wolf (the first novel in the series). I’ve got it roughly plotted out and hope to have a few more details worked out by the time it starts, but won’t start writing until November.
In the meantime I’m planning on doing a few more short stories.