Today’s the day, folks!
It’s the start of NaNoWriMo. For those that aren’t familiar, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an event that challenges writers to write a 50,000 within the month of November.
This is my first time doing it in about 10 years. I tried it back in high school, but mostly as an excuse to sleep over at school with the rest of the creative writing kids. I wasn’t even in that class, and I did NaNoWriMo specifically so I could beg the teacher to join that night. Nerd alert.
I don’t think I ever actually finished that story, and it didn’t really have a plot or character development. I basically just had a concept and wrote about it and it was probably terrible.
But now I know all about story structures and how to create believable characters and how to pace a story and all that good stuff.
I am still feeling a bit overwhelmed being that this is the first story I will have written since then and my premise is kind of complicated and is a mix of sci-fi (future stuff, parallel universes) and fantasy (magic). I’ve been kind of driving myself crazy just trying to plot this thing out.
I would share more details on the story I’m writing, but it’s changed majorly about four times already, and I’m still thinking of things to change before I start writing this evening.
Hopefully once I start writing and things are more solidified, I’ll be comfortable sharing a bit more.
What does this mean for the blog in November?
I have a few Top 5 Tuesday posts written up, but I don’t expect to read as many books this month as I usually do, which means I won’t be posting as many reviews this month.
I’ll also try to do weekly updates on my progress, fun Nano experiences, and more.
If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, let me know. I’d love to have some more Nano buddies!