Monday, October 31, 2005

I may be crazy, but...

I just signed up for my first NaNoWriMo. While I'm still working toward the last 100 pages of Orphans in the Storm, I'm also starting work on the NaNo book, a gothic historical called Gallowsbait. We'll see how it goes. I may be setting myself up for a bit fat belly flop, or I may have half a salable book by the end of the month. E and Marguerite, you've sold me. I'm in. We'll get each other through. Other NaNo veterans, any advice?

Part of my brain says "hey, if you've been struggling with threeish pages a day, what business do you have adding sevenish more onto that?" Besides, the whole process involves writing without word count on Petunia (laptop) and then emailing it to the desktop for a complicated routine of cutting, pasting and reformatting.

The other part says "you write more when you can't check page or word count, and besides, you love starting a new story." Plus adding in the fact that I outlined two plots last week -- I thought they would be novellas, but nag groop says novels for sure-- and outlined half of another novel last night, I have to face facts and let some of the stuff in my head out.

I have some preparation done for Gallowsbait, somewhere between plotting and pantsing. I'll call it skirting. Which is borderline punny and intended that way. I do skirt around a few things, so again, we'll see. However it goes, I'm looking forward to the ride.

1 comment:

E. Catherine said...

Yayayayayay! :D