So as most of you know NaNoWriMo has kicked off. This year is my first year participating so I have no bench mark to compare the process to.
For the month of October I researched and outlined three ideas that I have wanted to explore. Two of the projects really struck a chord with me so they got a little more research and more in depth outlining. The third idea was something my children wanted me to write. This left me in a bit of a difficult situation choosing which idea would grow into a novel during NaNo.
One of the other things I did in preparation for NaNo was prewrite all my Wednesday and Friday blog spots so that the blog would go on even when I was tied up working on my NaNo novel. One thing I ask is that my readers are patient if they comment on something and I do not comment back right away. I promise I am not ignoring you, I adore the comments but I am probably just really busy.
I also will be putting on hold all my reading for the month. No novels and limited reading of the blogs I follow. I will have a lot of catching up to do come December.
So how am I getting one with NaNo so far? Well actually quite well. I have been ahead of my minimum word count goals each day and have started writing early in the morning again which has helped. I hope I can keep that pace up but only time will tell.
In case you are wondering, I finally chose which one of the ideas to work on the morning I started NaNo. I debated flipping a coin but in the end I sat at the computer with a blank screen in front of me and told myself to think of a sentence. That first sentence related to one of the three novels and therefore was the one I decided to go with.
How about you? Are you doing the crazy NaNoWriMo thing? How is it going?