It’s true. I’ve never done NaNoWriMo before and this year I’ve signed up and I’m super excited about it. The reason I decided to do it was for one reason, and one reason only – it sounded like fun.
What could be more exhilarating than sitting down every day to write a story?
Now I have no illusions that whatever I write during next month will be any good (but perhaps I’ll surprise myself anyway), but who cares. It will be FUN.
I think I’ve prepared adequately, I’ve done my outline (I even purchased a brand new pretty notepad to do so) and have written the basic plot points I want to cover and a rough guide to where everything goes in the story. I know most of the characters names (except the male love interest whose name I can’t seem to figure out yet), and how they relate to each other.
It’ll be set in 1943 so I’ve done some research on music, food, clothing etc of that era.
I even purchased Chris Baty’s ‘No Plot No Problem’ (he’s the founder of NaNo) which I’ll be reading alongside the challenge each day.
So I’m as prepared as I can be. Or at least I think I am. I’m a NaNo newbie remember?
And of course if it’s anything like the novel I’ve just finished (yes I really did finish my zombie novel – yah me – it’s currently with my editor) I know that nothing ever goes to plan and characters seem to have a mind of their own. So really how prepared can you be?
There’s only a week to go and I can’t wait!
Who’s with me?