Thursday, 31 July 2008

Thinking about nanowrimo 2008

Like many people all over the place, I am starting to consider my run at NaNoWriMo 2008.
This site has documented my abject failure at this project during 2006 and 2007. This year may very well be different (he tells himself anyway).
And this is why I think so:
  1. Planning is starting in July. Not November.
  2. Have purchased Jer's Novel Writer. Last year I was using it, but perhaps the guilt of all the nag warnings got to me. Or not. Either way, it's a nice piece of software. Fun to use.
  3. Found a nice (if old and pre-NaNo) article that is going to help me do the brainstorm.
  4. Third time lucky.
Here's my plan:
  • Do a rough outline (using above article) straight away. Perhaps this weekend, and with the boys if they are going to have another go this year.
  • Fill in details. Do character profiles. Articles on worldview, history, politics, whatever I can think of to get the creative juices going.
  • Do a complete chapter-by-chapter outline and match it to a day-by-day writing schedule.
  • Fit in room for error in above.
  • Repeat the above until 1 November 2008.
Can he do it?