Huzzah, it's time (once again) for National Novel Writing Month! If you're interested, you should check out the links below, most of which I grabbed straight from CRLiterature
, where you can keep tabs on the active literature scene. Most of these are old, but if the challenge hasn't changed, there isn't really a need for repeat articles on the topic.
- DrippingWords wrote a great Get Ready for Camp article for those doing the "camp" version of NaNoWriMo, which applies just fine now, also.
- The amazing PinkyMcCoversong has written several articles that might help, from Please Pants Responsibly to Prewriting Prowess, and for those who, like me, are waffling, an article aptly titled Suck it up, weenies! (I recommend this article highly!)
- thorns wrote up a quick list of NaNoWriMo Resources a few years back. Not sure how relevant any are, but the link to Write or Die is always worth having!
- And if I do say so myself, my own NaNo Building Blocks and NaNo Resources aren't bad!
So come join me in the #NaNoWriMo
chatroom if you need friendly
banter and distractions
support while writing this November. I'll also linger in #CRLiterature
when I remember. Please Note:
I don't know which of these chatrooms are actually active! If you know anything about these, do let me know and I'll try to update.
Having convinced myself to write this November, what am I writing? I'm taking the concept behind my Legacy of Light
series back to what it was originally; I wanted to create a group of novellas that told a story. Each stands alone, but together they tell a longer plot spanning a thousand years of Sraekin history. My original idea became a series of four (and then five) novels when I started writing Eryn and hit 50,000 words early on. Now that I wrote Eryn
back in April (142,000-word manuscript in one crazy month FTW), it's time for Valya.
You can find me (username aethera) over on the NaNoWriMo site
if you so desire. I've taken PinkyMcCoversong
's advice [again] and started some pre-writing/planning in a paper journal to get me through some of the problem spots I've run into in the past. Updates to follow!