Oct 10

NaNo planno

So I have an idea for NaNoWriMo. It’s something I thought about starting a few months ago but didn’t want to indulge in yet another story when I should be finishing the others I’ve already started (see Finish What You Started). But NaNo states the story you write must be new, so I haven’t really got a choice. Oh darn, I have to start a brand new shiny idea…squee!

How is everyone else doing planning wise? I’m kind of throwing myself into it to distract myself from the current shambles my life is. So for the first time ever I’m doing a lot of mind planning for a NaNo novel. I say mind planning because I can’t plan on paper for long before I want to storm into a novel. As I can’t start this one for a few more weeks I’m stuck planning the story out. Luckily this one has been bubbling around in my head for a few months so when I start at least I’ll hit the ground running.

It’s sort of horror, thriller, sci-fi (won’t that be a blast to figure out) and its definitely different to anything I’ve written before. For a start this will be the first time I’ve had a female main character. Any suggestions on how to think like a woman would be greatly appreciated…I’m guessing it has something to do with shoes and cooking?? *ducks*

Let me know how you’re all doing with your pre-nano preparations. And feel free to add me as a buddy on the main site.


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  1. I’m rebelling this year, and finishing off the story I started in august for Camp NaNo. I cannot justify starting something new at this stage.

    Good luck with yours, espcailly the thinking like a woman! 😉

    1. Good thinking, Batman! You could get a novel finished every year like that. I was thinking about doing the same but I don’t need 50k to finish the others (I managed to work on them after Camp/Nov NaNo) and I’m worried it would get a little confusing trying to work out an accurate word count. Plus I’m a sucker for a new idea 😛

  2. I’m a sucker for new ideas too. I’ve got two brewing that I’m resisting the temptation of.

    I do like the idea of writing a complete novel via Camp NaNo and Nov NaNo though. 😀

    1. I do have another idea buzzing around my head that thought it would be funny to try and distract me…pesky ideas!

  3. Sounds like you’ve got a good plan going on! I’m bending the NaNo rules a bit too this year…I’ve already got about 10K in notes, scraps of dialogue and description for my next book. But I plan on writing a fresh 50K during the month itself. As for being inside a woman’s head… just remember, we think far dirtier than men at times! 😀

    1. I think as long as you write 50k of new stuff in Nov it’s all gravy!

  4. Yum….gravy.

  5. Kitty got in touch with me last night too, so I’ve started plotting early chapters. Have decided to rework some ideas I started a few years back, but not using that old piece to contribute to my 50k, and mixing them with some new ideas that the other half put in my head.

    1. Not heard from Kitty yet, wasn’t sure if she was doing it this year or not because she’s not ML anymore. Lex is the unofficial ML for us lot. Leeds kick off and meets are already organised!

  6. I’m joining the “bending the rules” club this year. The 50k I wrote for last year’s NaNo is still sitting there in need of a serious rewrite. I’ll be starting more or less fresh and I really need that pressure of NaNo to get my butt in gear.

    1. Rules are made to be broken…

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