How did it get to be October again? At the beginning of this year, I decided I would finally, finally! finish one of my previous National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) novels. (NaNo, is for those not aware of this craziness, where you write 50,000 words in November.)
It’s October, where the plotters are brainstorming, researching, and outlining, to whatever degree they do so, and the pantsers are probably thinking about what they want to write. I plot, because otherwise it’s easy to write myself into a corner. I can do a short story by the seat of my pants, but anything complicated and I start forgetting important details, like what time of year it is in the story, or what hair color a character has.
(And I find research and world building enjoyable, which is why I write so much fantasy. You get to make the rules.)
It’s October, and I have 65,000 words–a mere 14,000 more from last November. So, in a last-ditch effort, I’m trying to plan one story and finish the other. This should be exciting!
Are any of you doing NaNo this year? Have you written to “The End” or gotten distracted like me?