Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Planning for Nanowrimo


Well, a little over 15 days to go until Nanowrimo is here! Getting excited about participating in my first. I jumped back into writing at the end of Nano so I missed it last year. It's amazing how a year has passed and I've written two books and one of them secured an agent. I got my editorial notes last week from him and sent in the finished material already. (I think the speedy work was due to performing line edits before I did the editorial work. After going line by line for a few weeks I knew my book inside and out.)

I've brainstormed with the super plotter Amanda Berry to determine the topic for my 50K. I still will have to keep up with my other work, but 1100 a day to me is not much when I usually aim for 2500 or more when I am in the zone. I am doing a contemporary, my first, so I needed to use her plotting mojo to get the initial ideas out. I am a plotter who is a panster for the individual scenes. When I know where I'm going to write a lot faster and simply connect the dots. Of course, if my characters decide to do something different based on their personality I allow the flexibility to let that happen.

Today I need to get back into writing my third book, whether its the dark paranormal one or the light one. Either way, I want to get this book halfway done before Nanowrimo starts.

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