So…it’s been like a month and a half since I posted anything. Part of it’s that I’ve had nothing to say, and part of it is that…well, I’ve been having a lot of self-esteem issues recently, so I’ve just been avoiding my blog. But, I think it’s time I at least say something.
So, it’s October. NaNoWriMo starts in less than a month. I’m as prepared as I’m going to be. Characters are more or less developed (meaning, my MC’s are developed, but I have only backstory and motivation, but no personality, for my villain). I figure that’s probably enough for the moment, and even if it wasn’t, it’ll have to do since I’m bored of developing characters at the moment. Same with world-building. I have random things figured out, and random holes in other places, but I think I have enough to write the first draft. Afterwards, in December or January, I’ll go through and finish my world building and then I can edit things in and whatnot, but for now, I need a break from all of that.
I know I can’t just not do anything for the next month, though, so I decided to start working on an old story I had started a while ago, and so I’m working on that for now. I’ve been consistently writing every day, averaging probably around one thousand to two thousand words a day, and I’m very happy about that.
NaNo is going to hard this year, though. Last year, I wrote about 84k, and so, of course, I want to try to beat my own record and get more than that. Currently, I think I’m going to try for 100k, but that’d mean I have to write four thousand words every single day. That’s a stretch even for me (and people are always asking how I write as much in one day as I do…hmm), but I really want to try this.
Meanwhile, I’ve gotten one of my siblings to do NaNoWriMo with me. Just one…maybe two. The other one doesn’t want to touch NaNo with a ten foot pole. Eh. So I was trying to help the one brother with figuring out some things for his story, and he’s got this big thing of time travel and a colony on Mars and magical jewelry, and while it sounds awesome, I wonder if it’ll be too much for him to handle. He did NaNo last year, but he only wrote about 2k, and so this is going to be a big project for him. Still, I think it’ll be fun, if nothing else.
So, how’s planning for NaNo going for everyone else? At least, those of you who are actually planning anything…