Friday, October 28, 2011

NaNo Prep

I have been waffling back and forth on the idea of NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don't know, this is a month long challenge where everyone who wants to sits down on November 1st and writes 50,000 words from scratch before November 30. The goal is to silence your inner critic and let the story flow.

I did NaNo two years ago, and it was a great experience. Last year, I got bogged down. This year, I'm on the fence.

Part of the point of doing NaNo is to connect with other crazy writers, and I just checked the list for my region: there's a ton of stuff happening 40 minutes away, and not much that is close or convenient.

Maybe I can form an unofficial NaNo group with some of the writers I know...

Another issue that has me undecided is the fact that I am already buried with projects: I'm shopping one novel, working on the first draft of another, and then there's the meditation book I started toying with last week. That's easy enough to leave alone for a month, but I'm worried that I'll lose momentum on the WIP if I set it aside for 30 days.

And finally, there's this small detail: I don't have any idea what I would write about.

So, dear readers, tell me: what should my novel be about, if I choose to do NaNo this year? The clock is ticking: I need a topic before Tuesday!


  1. I'd be down with meeting up for NaNo stuff! I might even be able to volunteer my coffee shop as a write-in place! let me know if you're for real interested, and if you have other people who would be serious about meeting, too!

  2. Still on the fence here, as well....
    Trying to make the first novel pretty and the second--which began in NaNo LAST year--is still only 30K (haven't touched it in a WHILE).
    We can hold hands and drive over the cliff, together....

  3. I can't answer your Q's (tho I wish I could) but want to thank you for stopping by my blog today. xx