Sunday, October 3, 2010

Preparing for NaNoWriMo


Yes, I very much realize that NaNoWriMo is still a month away. I also know that writing anything before 12:01 on the first of November is cheating. There is nothing that dictates we cannot work on preparation and outlines.

As I have stated before, Human Echoes was a fly be the seam of my pants style project. For my second novel, Augmented Genesis, I am going to try with a pretty stout outline. Stout is a relative term though, as I have seen some authors with detailed enough outlines that they can skip between chapters and write out of order. This will be more of a reminder to stay on track, and to keep the project within 80,000 or so words.

Also, for the entire month of October, I am trying to rebuild the lost 1,000 words a day habit. It simply vanished, poof, gone, for a very long time. If I can rebuild that, bumping the word count up to 1,667 should not be that difficult.

I am also reviewing a few new pieces of technology for this year. When I decide on which word processor I will use, there will undoubtedly be a post on it here. So far the winner is FocusWriter, which tries to eliminate all distractions. All I see when writing is white text on a black background, and it seems to help. I will need to test this for a bit longer before a formal endorsement. Evernote will also be a large part of this year’s project, but I already talked about that.

Is there anyone else out there that will be participating this year?

2 comments:

  1. Augmented Genesis is a pretty good title...hide it before somebody STEALS IT

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  2. I'm looking forward to your next post!

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