So I am doing Nano this November. I have never done it before. It just always seemed like back timing for me with other things like work and other obligations. However, I have always had a strong desire to do it. The thrill of writing that much in a day with a deadline at the end. I wanted to see if I could win.
Not sure that I will but I have a novel in mind to start, which will at least begin that project. It is my Haven series with this being the last in the trilogy.
People do a lot of prep for Nano apparently. I don’t do things that way when I write, unless it requires research. However, I am embedded in this plot already via the previous books. I have the third lined out. I don’t think I have any prep than is better than the familiarity I have with this story already. It is also how I roll.
At the end I will not be done. Fantasy novels average 120,000 words. So 50,000 will not be writing a novel for me, just a little less than a third unless I go over 120,000 a bit which I often do. So I won’t even be into the rock and roll awesome parts yet. Although this one does start off rolling right out the gate.
I have been itching to get started for days now. Thinking over and over that first chapter. And various other important chapters. I dream about them. I think about them on my nights of endless insomnia. When i am thinking about something else entirely, the story creeps in and completely side lines my brain to thinking about it. I really need to be writing it now.
Nevertheless what a hard task to complete. I think it ends up being 6 o 7 pages a day. You know like those good days where you just burn with ideas and you have the flow you are into? Like that every single day.