My brother haszari linked me to this in 2007 but I didn’t feel I had the time or inspiration. This year, I have a lot of time and a lot more confidence. So why not?
Check back for daily updates, writing methods, character outlines, an evolving plot synopsis and links to things that help me in my quest.
Other people who are all up in NaNoWriMo:
MY LOG OF DELIGHT & DESPAIR
November 1 – START: Finding a method, thinking of a story to tell, and sketching out a main character.
November 2 – All hail the Yamanote: Actually starting, a strange calm, Japanese girls and other people.
November 3 – Statistics/Obey: Breaking a novel and a writing process down into stats, describing way too much and a soundtrack to fit the mood.
November 4 – Your past present future: Writing in the present tense (with an excerpt) and planning, for a change.
November 5 – DON’T write that novel: Laura Miller of Salon.com is >:( about NaNoWriMo, and I am talentless narcissist.
November 9 – EXPLAIN YOURSELF: Bouncing Back, deepening characterisation, describing an unfamiliar setting and a new soundtrack.
November 10 – just a moment: Other commitments (and a great big joyful festival) obscuring the NOVEL, writing from a woman’s perspective and being spurred on by writing buddies.
November 12 – Talking pep: An unwelcome ‘pep talk’, links and new themes via the magic of the Intarnet.
November 16 – making me feel ill: The festival was great, I feel sick, here’s a taster.
November 18 – different trains: Why I chose Musashi-Kosugi as an important location, more on the details and a distracted style.
November 20 – what you don’t know: Sebastian Faulks’ advice to young writers hits home.
November 27 – some people are on the pitch: almost there, but I’m not. Ah well.