How are YOU preparing for NaNoWriMo?

November is coming! (Already? Dammit!).

I’m working with some other social media websites, and I wrote something on Storify about how to prepare for NaNoWriMo:

Told you it was a short post!

How are YOU preparing for NaNoWriMo? What are you going to write? Are you READY?

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6 thoughts on “How are YOU preparing for NaNoWriMo?

  1. Entered, story set, characters in mind, and disaster. How I’m preparing is relaxing, working on clearing the decks of (known school papers) and letting the mind try to coerce 6 characters, 5 moralities, and at least 3 species incompatibilities into agreeing to work for the same goals. If they don’t work together, that’s fine, but at least they need to be heading the same direction!

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    1. I’m typing up outlines at the moment, and clearing up old papers too.

      I’m currently torn between two book ideas, but I think I’m going to work on the one that’s at least got several chapters already written out, this will be the first time I try to REALLY do NoWriMo.

      What do you mean by ‘species incompatibilities’?


      1. ::Chuckles:: Well, I have the cast of characters for the book, which is good. But, in answer to your question…

        Here goes:

        The fallen angel (lawful good)/vampire (either true neutral or neutral evil)
        The wolven pukah (chaotic good)/ the werecat (true neural)
        the Leukreschen – not exactly sure what he is… I’ve got the scene with him written out on my blog, Think he might fall closer to Chaotic neutral than anything.

        Then, there is the Fallen angel (lawful good)/ MC (chaotic evil)
        Vampire (chaotic evil)/MC (Lawful evil)
        wolven pukah (chaotic good)/MC (lawful evil)
        werecat (true neutral)/ MC (lawful evil)
        Leukreschen (chaotic neutral)/ MC (lawful evil)

        And, some how I’ve got to convince this supporting characters to work together to pull the MC from lawful evil into alignment of at LEST chaotic neutral in the next 3 books. At best, the MC has started showing signs of thinking about chaotic EVIL still.

        And, then the cap of the disaster – the MC is going to suffer a major meltdown because of the climax of the series, when he has to make some ugly decisions about self-determination.

        Yeah, one heck of a ride, and though I’m looking forward to it, I’m just praying I’ve got enough skill to keep my hands hidden on the strings!

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  2. No NaNoWriMo for me (NoNaNoWriMoFoMe?)

    So far juggling too many priorities to focus on that sort of wordcount, and I think I would be simply giving myself another distraction!

    Best of luck though to all who do step up to the challenge!

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      1. Kids are my time suck… Low on sleep cos little miss 10mnth old decided sleep is for the weak.

        But priorities – blog (most days, try new things), short story (got one or two i want to do – may submit if good enough), then back to the novel.

        The novel is actually singing to me again – which is awesome, id really hit a barrier. Ive gotten enthused with the idea again, and Im ready to recommit!

        Oh yeah – i pickec up the new Borderlands PS3 game… So maybe i dont need sleep either…


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