Preparing for NaNoWriMo

It’s October, and that means my zero prep work for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is feeling some pressure. For years I’ve desired to write a book. I don’t necessarily want to do it to publish; I just want to say I wrote a book! I finally think I am ready to take the plunge. Go big or go home, right? If I am going to try NaNoWriMo, however, I’m the type of person who needs to prep first.

That brings me to now. It’s October, and though I’ve set my mind to writing 50,000 words next month, I’ve done nothing to make that a reasonable goal. I have a basic/brief plot idea; I came up with it when assigned to write the first chapter of a book in a university creative writing class. Since then I’ve written a few more brief scenes, and pondered some character names, but that is it. Continue reading “Preparing for NaNoWriMo”