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Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness...and NaNoWriMo

My head is so full of ideas and courses and writing exercises, I'm almost brought to a standstill. My blog is way down on the list of priorities; the main one at present being NaNoWriMo.

I'm using one of the 3 ideas produced on the HTTS course.
I managed more planning of the story than for last year's NaNo but not nearly enough - but hey! what is enough? I'm a pantser, preferring to let the ideas unfold as I write. I have my 30 word Sentence standing sentinel on the horizon; working towards it, I keep veering away from the path to explore interesting byways :)

Got off to a slow start and spent 3 days just thinking about the book, surfing for information and I found a lot of Celtic information, much of which is either on my Sweet Spot Map or needs to be (seasons, trees, different types of wood), the four elements. This has kicked my story onto a whole new level and I'm so excited about the concepts that it's difficult to focus on the characters and plot!

I'm catching up. At present I need to write about 1800 words a day to make the 50k by the end of November, so it's becoming much more do-able. I usually sit down around 10:30am for an hour and again at 2:30pm for an hour or so a few days a week. Then whatever I can manage in the evenings on the days I work.

I'm writing a sketch of a book again - skipping over the surface of the story and not worrying too much about depth. That can come later. Last night I left my Protagonist and her partner inside a stone circle on an isolated headland. The mist crept up and encircled the stones then a voice spoke...

Quite what that voice is going to say I'm not sure, although I know what will happen next to the Protagonist and her partner.

For those of you who are doing NaNo, have a productive and entertaining month.
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  1. I *LOVE* your story idea! Hope you're enjoying NaNo as much as I do. :D

  2. Thanks Tanja :)

    Good to hear you're enjoying NaNo. It's great fun - when I can find time to sit here and type!
    Have fun :)

  3. Wotcha! Didn't realise I could comment with the Wordpress login. :) Planning's over-rated - look at the plans I made for this year, and what happened to them! Should've spent the time getting drunk and eating chocolate instead! :D

  4. You're Sarah and I claim five pounds! :D
    Glad you could drop in.
    Didn't realise you had a WordPress blog
    *beetles off to have a read*