Regrouping and Preparing for NaNoWriMo
With all of the craziness surrounding my recently published short story a couple of weeks ago, along with supporting several other Indie authors through reading/reviewing/promoting their newly released novels and taking a much-needed, short vacation last weekend - now is the time for me to regroup and prepare.
Getting organized can be a daunting task, especially when trying to prepare for one's first ever NaNoWriMo - which will commence on November 1st.
For NaNoWriMo, the writing must occur solely in the month of November. It is okay to plan and outline your story before November, but any writing must be within the 30-day period from November 1 - 30.
Since I am already in the process of writing several more short stories
for release in an e-book collection in March 2014, my plan is to put those short story writings on hold
and complete them after November 30th.
So, where does one begin for NaNoWriMo?
For me, the very first (and easiest) thing to do is read everything I can from their website - NaNoWriMo.
Once that is done, determining what will be written and naming the story are the next steps. After that, I plan to prepare an outline of the chapters to be included along with details of the characters/plot/setting for the story.
As time goes on and I get more involved and closer to November 1st, I will get the hang of what this endeavor really entails. But, for now I will take baby steps and take one day at a time - learning as I go.
I hope to not get too wrapped up in the details of the process, but have fun with it and produce a good rough draft of the story for editing at a later time.
Wish me luck. :-)
And so it begins ... Preparation for NaNoWriMo.