Monday, November 03, 2014

I didn't mean to

I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo this year. When a friend posted on Facebook on November 2nd about being unprepared, I found myself in the same situation. I had no plot, no characters and no ideas. All I had was a blank spreadsheet ready for me to put in my daily word count.

But somehow my friend's post spurred me on and I wrote 2,000 words. I did the same again today. Suddenly I've got a story happening and I have no idea where it's going. It's quite exciting to see what's appearing on the screen.

I don't think I've ever tackled Nano with less preparation and I didn't think it could be done. I'm still not entirely sure but I think I might be doing Nano after all.

6 COMMENTS:

MorningAJ said...

Oh good luck with it. I just don't have time this year. (For lots of reasons) And I really wouldn't know where to start. What I SHOULD do is finish the one I started three years ago!
I look forward to hearing more (though I realise that blogging takes a back seat at NaNo time.)

fairyhedgehog said...

Last year I tried editing a previous outpouring instead of writing a new one and it wasn't a success.

This year I'm not working so I need something to focus on. Given that it only takes me an hour and a half to churn out my story, I think I can fit it in. I think it would take a lot longer to write something decent so I can see where you wouldn't have the time!

Lexi said...

Go FH! May the excitement continue right up till the last word.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Lexi!

Simon Kewin said...

That's great. Fascinating what the mind comes up with. Sometimes planning and plotting can be very stifling...

fairyhedgehog said...

Simon, it's fun to start out with knowing nothing but I may need to tidy up at some point!

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