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  • Writer's pictureVendela Ahlström

I'm doing NaNoWriMo 2022

This is your classic “Hey, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year” post. There’s literally nothing anything else to it. So I’ll keep it short and sweet.

I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year. I think I had a go at NaNo back in 2020 and I was going to revise Visions of Ravens à la NaNoRebel. It just didn’t happen. I “lost” as it were, and I haven’t done it since. NaNo has just never come around at a good time for me draft-wise.


But this year I’m actually planning on drafting for NaNo. I’m going to work on Project Codex. I finished Visions of Ravens back in August. I plotted and world built for Project Codex throughout September and Preptober and I feel good to go on Tuesday.


I’ve plotted excessively for this draft. I thought I plotted for Visions of Ravens, but I didn’t understand story structure and I simply didn’t know how to plot properly. At least, not the way I do now. I’ve plotted the c**p out of this book.


In an ideal world writers block shouldn’t even be possible during this month. I should be able to keep writing without stopping to wonder what to write. The process should be flawless. It most likely won’t be. But I can dream.


I suppose I should say that I am only writing the first half of Project Codex. There’s some more research (that involves going overseas) that needs to be done for the midpoint which I will have to do in January, but 50 000 words for half the novel doesn’t sound to bad!


Who else is drafting this November?


(I just saw that I drafted this blog post, but never posted it. So here it is, a week late, which is why the word count on the screen shot shows 12,550 when it should have been on 0.)

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