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NaNoWrimo Planning

It’s almost that time of year again–no, not Christmas–but NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

I can’t believe it’s only a little more than a month away. This year is going to be different too–I’ll be a Co-ML (Multiple Liason) this year. MLs are in charge of organizing write-ins and giving overall encouragement to the writers of our particular region. I am thankful I am not the only one though and that there will be someone sharing in the ML duties (actually, he’s probably been doing the bulk of the planning anyway, so really I’m just an assistant :P)

Being an ML though means I have to come up with an idea in order to participate for NaNo. I can’t decide anymore what I want to do this year–it’s not concrete like it has been for the last three. I’m still leaning towards my one fantasy idea–based off an ancient Indian legend–but there’s LOTS of world building I have to do before then since I’m borrowing aspects of different cultures and attempting to blend them in a “new” world. Also, trying to figure out how to start the thing–I know I have over a month still but it’s difficult. Guess I’ll have to focus on it during October.

Anyway, I hope you may be able to participate this year in NaNo. It’s lots of fun; if anything, it gives you something to do and get you closer to getting a novel done (well, at least a rough first draft version). As much as I’ve tried throughout the year, I have never been able to get as much writing done in a month as I can during NaNo. Here’s hoping I can get something concrete enough by then to write!

Comments on: "NaNoWrimo Planning" (10)

  1. Good luck with Nanowrimo this year!
    I’ve done it twice before and I’m planning on doing it again this year.
    Crazy? Maybe.
    But it’s fun!
    : )

  2. Congratulations on becoming an ML! And I hope you’ll be able to finish your world-building plannings before NaNo. 🙂

  3. I’m charged up. This will be my fifth year. My second win? Maybe. I’d go nuts waiting till the last minute to plan. (This late is already the last minute.) I’ve been scraping notes together for three or four months now. Can’t hardly wait.

  4. I’m considering, but chances are it will end up like last year and I’ll back out at the last minute. I’m not making any promises, but I am going to try.

  5. I’m doing it if I possibly can, and I am soooo excited. I even got a few friends to promise to do it with me.

    • That’s the best way to do it–it’s always best to do NaNo with others! For me, who’s uber competitive, I like to try and pace myself against others too, LOL. It helps keep me motivated for some odd reason.

  6. I hope you have fun as a ML! I plan on doing NaNo this year, too. There’s a new idea that won’t get out of my head!

  7. Good luck! I admire your success and tenacity! I neglect my family and homelife enough all year around, I really don’t feel like I can add to that for an entire month, so I’ve never done Nano. Maybe someday when I can quit the day job…. Dreams are never wasted. 🙂

  8. I can’t believe it’s that time again. Unfortunately once again I’m not working on anything new. You’ll do great as a ML.

  9. Meh, NaNo writing only requires minimal worldbuilding. As long as you have a basic understanding of how things have to work in that culture, you can still run with it in November. You don’t need to make it another expertise within the next month. 😛

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