Sunday, October 31, 2010


As I begin writing this post there are 2 hours 48 minutes before NaNoWriMo begins. I have absolutely no idea what it's going to be like, but I have many hopes. I hope I finish the novel in 50,000 words. I hope I write 1667 words a day. Well, I hope it averages out at that, because I have this rather complicated plan of blitzing on the write-ins and and the public holidays. I hope it isn't a big steaming pile of poop. Again, that hope comes with conditions. The fact that there will be no editing means there will be spelling mistakes, unfinished sentences and probably some very poor punctuation, but despite that I hope it isn't a big steaming pile of poop. I hope the characters come to life.

During October I have written little pieces that involve all the main characters. I have really got to know my locations, and frankly I have planned this novel in a way that I have never planned before. Tomorrow is not going to be one of those days where I sit down to write and wonder where the story will take me. No, it's been in my head for ages. In fact this story is so well planned that I'm already starting to think about something else! Yeah, I know, walk before you can run.

If, and I say a big IF, I get through November, my next big task will be getting through the first edit to sort all the mess out. I have this vague plan for February. I might even let you into it, if...

2 hours 38 to go now. Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

Good luck, I still have no idea what they did with my sign up but I might try again and still do it even though it may mean the death of me!

Marie said...

This is the first time that I'm participating. I've got some notes planned, a few characters and locations, but that's it.

Good luck!

verilion said...

Nat, let me know what your sign on name is you do get on. The site was super slow last night.
Marie I also looked for you, but couldn't find you. I'm verilion on NaNo as well. I've made today's word count, so I'm building a castle with the bubba now and will try to do some more writing during nap time and tonight instead of Cold Case!


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