It’s NaNo Prep Month!

The first week of October has passed, and I’ve already thrown myself into prepping for NaNoWriMo. I wasn’t even sure I was going to do NaNoWriMo, and then when I made that decision, it was for a completely different idea – I was going to rewrite 2015’s novel, Samael.

But I started to doubt that immediately, since I was having serious troubles ironing out the plot and making things make sense. It needed more thought than I’d be able to come up with in time to start writing. And I’m not particularly good at pantsing when I don’t know the ending of my story.

Seriously, if I try to write something where I don’t know the ending, it does not end well. I need to know the beginning and the end, or else I probably won’t be able to finish the novel at all.

So now I’m working on plotting out a story I originally came up with in mid-2014. It’s a lot more straightforward than Samael, and what’s most important, I think, is that I’m having fun just plotting it. Actual fun! I’m enjoying what I do!

I don’t have a title or a cover yet, but I do have a synopsis up on the NaNo website.

One other thing I’m doing this month for NaNo prep is Inktober, which I’m using as part of NaNo prep to draw my characters. I’m posting them on my art blog, but I’ll probably make a compilation post here at the end of the month as well.

My next blog post is going to go up at the end of the month and will detail my November posting schedule. Until then!

One thought on “It’s NaNo Prep Month!

  1. I’m pretty much a pantser, so I’m good with going in on minimum prep. I do, though, usually have some vague idea of the ending, at least in the sense of who lives, and who dies. I think I’d be asking myself just how much of the ending I need to know, if I felt like I was getting stuck.

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