Ahhh fall is in the air! The sweet smell of hot chocolate mixed with crisp leaves swirls around some. Others its the smell of ink, paper and character blood littering your desk. Yep, it's that time of year again, NaNoWriMo is in just a short 23 days from now!
Personally it just doesn't feel like NaNoWriMo is coming unless I'm re-re-re-reading No Plot? No Problem!
by Chris Baty for the 20th time all of October (Just the first half of course, don't want to tear rifts in the time-space continuum. Those who read the book will get this.) I also like to read Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly
by Gail Carson Levine. Those two off and on during the month seem to get me ready to just cream my novel.
I know some people who frantically plan out every ounce of their novel this month and others who sit back, relax and get ready to just write as you go style it. What do you do to prepare for this month of literary abandonment and insanity?
In case you need something to read that doesn't involve buying (or checking out at the library) some new books, here's a few websites and articles that may help you get planning:
- "How I went from Writing 2,000 words a day to 10,000 words a day"
- "How to plot a novel in 5 steps"
- Snowflake Method writing
- Super Hero Nation (good for supers yes but loads of general writing awesome)
- Write Or Die is the best self-word war machine ever
These are just a few to help people get started. If you have any websites or articles you find really helpful let me know in the comments and I'll add them up here for everyone to utilize!
Also anyone wanting to write a pep talk just let me know. Pick a week and write up a draft of something and note it to the group for consideration.
Happy Month Before NaNoWriMo!