In less than a week, the behemoth known as NaNoWriMo shall be upon us, or just me (which is cool), unfortunately due to my massive procrastination tendencies and shift-work hours, I don’t think I will be able to attend any of the NaNoWriMo meet up sessions occurring this week, and to be honest I already have it all figured out now, it’s just putting fingers to keyboard at this stage.
However there are a few NaNoWriMo links I’d like to raise awareness of:
~NaNoWriMo Facebook Page and Twitter account for the Melbourne Region
~NaNoWriMo Events Calendar
~Night of Manuscripting Madly
Date and Time: Nov 15 at 4:00pm to Nov 16 at 9:00am
Location: Complete Post Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3205
However, I managed to accomplish a couple of tasks. I managed to complete the At-A-Glance Outline from Book In A Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt and The Detailed Plot Outline from Duolit Self-Publishing Team. Anyway, I need to get back to it, I’m running out of time. I also wanted to let Readers know I probably won’t be posting at all during the month of November (just thought I’d give a heads up).
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Congrats on your preparedness and good luck with your writing!
Funnily enough, I just had a conversation with Miche last week which basically involved me going ‘Well, I never plan anything ever, but that’s why I write five or ten or twelve drafts of anything, to go from figuring out the idea as I go to a story that works structurally because I know the first draft will be rubbish’. People who plan things out kind of awe me because I just don’t work that way.
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Yeah, but you’ve actually finished a first draft and published a book, your method produces a result and, while you might not think it’s a big deal or an accomplishment, it is a big deal to me.
I, on the other hand, talk a big game but have yet to actually achieve anything that would be thought of as an acceptable literary goal.
I usually have a “don’t plan and write by the seat of my pants” kind of thing, and as that’s not really working for me, I’ve decided to change tactics, more about practicing what I preach really.
Thanks for the support though, I really appreciate it 🙂
I’m not doing NaNo, so I can definitely wave the flag for those who are.
Aw, thanks. I wonder, though, sometimes, how more effective/economical I’d be if I planned more and redrafted less. (I’m thinking of my chronic pain, you see. More words definitely equals higher amounts of pain.) Then again, I think I might lose the fun in not knowing where I’m going … and I seem to be the kind of writer that can write lots and lots of words quite quickly even when in pain, so it might not actually be more effective for me to plan if it makes it less interesting for me to write.
You get massive points for looking at something that’s not working and taking proactive steps to do something about it. That’s seriously impressive. *applauds*
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