And here I am again, determined to do all the things I always say I am definitely going to do. I am starting to think my writer’s New Year is the first Camp NaNoWriMo. It certainly seems to get me making resolutions, and taking steps to achieve them.
So, here we are again, and I’m back to trying to get my head around writing. Which is harder this year since my brain has picked up a new fun trick, persistent dizziness! I’ve got to the stage where I’m just trying to do the things I want to do, and ignoring the dizziness. It’s a bad plan. I’ll get a new, better plan. Maybe tomorrow…
This Camp, I am almost entirely unprepared. Thankfully, I’d listened to a podcast that had some resources to help me out! The Hybrid Author podcast mentioned The Busy Writer’s One Hour Plot by Marg McAlister with enough fervour, I decided it had to be able to get me some semblance of an outline. And, lo, it did. It helped so much I also read her The Busy Writer’s One Hour Character, and did the exercises in both books to get me in a good headspace for starting my Camp NaNoWriMo project.
Tomorrow, I will work on a synopsis. And adding detail to the characters and plot, but mainly because there is a lot of driving time and not so much drafting time. Thinking definitely counts as writing time, even if it doesn’t put words on the page for NaNoWriMo just yet.
Thankfully, I’ve set the modest goal of 30k words for the month, so I won’t be terrifyingly behind by the time I get to sit down and put fingers on keys.
Here’s hoping your writing projects are being cooperative.