Thursday, 30 September 2010

On The Eve Of My Trial Run at NaNoWriMo

As promised to myself, tomorrow I will begin my NaNoWriMo trial.  I have what I believe, to be a fabulous storyline connected to a place I know and love. I don't think I have ever read anything like it, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is an original.  All I can tell you is that it is a children's book. 

I have written quick chapter notes to give myself an idea where the story is going and I am absolutely certain of how I want it to end.

I am going to spend today working on character outlines and fleshing out the chapters a bit more, as well as drawing a map of  the location. If I can get that all done in preparation for tomorrow, then I will feel a lot more confident about actually achieving my goal.

Once I am prepared for this month's trial run, I hope to spend some time preparing for the real NaNoWriMo,which I do have a story idea for, but I need to flesh it out more.

So wish me luck in my adventure this month. I wonder if I might be taking a fall before I start, as I have arranged to have my carpets cleaned tomorrow and then I have scrap day all Saturday. Mmmm, may have to get up early to get a head start.

I shall let you know each week how I get on and fingers crossed I may be able to celebrate with you at the end of the month, with a first draft completed.
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19 comments:

  1. Have loads of fun with this, Viv! All the best. I'm still thinking whether or not to NaNoWriMo...

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  2. Sounds like such fun, I look forward to reading more.

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  3. Good luck, and I will see you in Nov on NaNo :)

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  4. Okay so just to update you on my status - I am about halfway through editing a book that I absolutely must finish before I can start my trial run. So it might be a few days before I can start. Maybe I'll set my trial run down at 30k or something. The book I want to work on is shorter anyway! And I really, really need to decide what to do for NaNo...

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  5. Good luck, Vivienne! I have complete faith you, my dear!

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  6. I'm so excited for you. I hope you'll have a lot of fun with this and of course hope you may want to share a bit with us :)

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  7. Thank you ladies for all your good wishes. Just completed my first 1,600 words. Just another 48,400 to go.

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  8. Good luck with your writing! I think it's wonderful that you are planning to do this!

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  9. Good luck my dear! Keep us informed at how it's going!!

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  10. GOOD FOR YOU!!! I will be cheering you on from afar - and secretly wishing that I had the inspiration and inclination to write along with you.

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  11. I'm wishing you a ton of luck for the next two months. You can do it!

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  12. I got tingles reading this Vivienne :D I'm so pleased you are taking the plunge. I can't wait to one day hold a physical copy of one of your novels in my hands :)

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