NaNoWriMo – T minus 50 days

I love November because that’s when NaNoWriMo happens and we write novels together. I love the camaraderie, the intensity, the goals, the notes, the team challenges. I love having a story at the end of it. There are 50 days until NaNoWriMo 2012. Scared yet?

Days til NaNoWriMo

Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Month January February March April
May June July August September October November December
Year 2012 2013 2014

Fifty days for me to:

  • pick a notebook for scribbling ideas into.
  • hit a coffee shop for some serious brain-storming.
  • turn my grain of an idea into enough of an outline to sustain writing two thousand words a day about it.
  • figure out what my main character wants and how to ensure he or she doesn’t get it.
  • assemble reference pictures for my cast of characters.
  • find the reference articles and web pages I will need.
  • put my notes into Scrivener.
  • find the Travelling Shovel of Death in time for our St Louis launch party.

There’s a whole bunch of people I almost never see outside of NaNoWriMo, and more who have become year-round friends and fiends. Couldn’t do this without them, wouldn’t want to try.

Bring it on NaNoWriMo 2012, I’ll be ready for you!

3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo – T minus 50 days”

  1. Love that you get so excited about it every year. I will do it again some year, but until the little one is out of diapers and can really play on his own without too much supervision, I think NaNoWriMo is going to have to be a month where I support people like you.

    Good luck!

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