I've done NaNoWriMo every year since 2008, and I have “won” (meaning I have written 50,000 words in one month on a single project) every year as well.
So I'm doing it again! Last year I wrote my novel “in the open” on my (now defunct) private write.as instance. This time I've created a little blog for my project this year. I don't have a real title for the novel yet, so I'm calling it Exchange Magic, because that's the idea that sparked this year's novel.
I'm taking things a slightly different direction this year as well. I've been writing a lot of more serious sci-fi for the past few years, including a moderately dystopian novel, but 2020 just ain't the year for dystopia. This year I'm looking more at a young-adult novel, with lighter themes and...just...happier.
Probably. I have very little planned out so far. NaNoWriMo tends to jokingly categorize writers into three categories:
- Planner: Someone who has everything planned out as they go into it.
- Pantser: Someone who just flies by the seat of their pants.
- Plantser: Someone right between the other two.
I've been all three, from time to time. But this year:
I have a slight concept of an outline, an idea of what I want to do. But I don't actually have a whole plot treatment laid out. And I'm kind of excited to try it this way for the year.
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