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.)