Up For A Challenge?
Both ROW80 and NaNoWriMo offer challenges to get you writing! Which will you participate in? Hmmm...Maybe both?
I've set some 'pre-NaNo' goals. If I achieve them, I'll be joining the challenge. Here's what I've accomplished so far:
* written a loose premise sentence for my novel.
* established the main and secondary characters of the story. They are not named, nor are they completely fleshed-out.
* begun a 'what-if' page
* begun a 'what's expected' page
* roughed-out between 40 and 50 scenes of the novel
I'm almost ready to begin outlining. If I can complete a story outline and solidify my characters, I'm in! I'm moving along a good clip right now, and I hope to carry this momentum through November.
I've hit my goal in visiting 5 blogs per day (Mon-Fri) so far this week. Here's just a few of the great things I've discovered in my travels...
Gene Lempp posted great links to check out for those considering joining NaNoWriMo as well as those already committed. This post is packed with information and help, so take the time to check it out. It will probably help you prepare for this huge challenge.
Gene also features a great series, Designing From Bones, with great writing prompts, historical information, and idea producing finds. I cannot recommend it enough.
The Daring Novelist posted 'Dare To Be Bad', which grabbed my attention. Will you step out of your comfort zone, or continue to play it safe? Can we, by playing it safe, ever realize our full potential?
Pop over to Ruth Nestvold's blog to read how John Locke's How I Sold 1 Million Ebooks In 5 Months is shaping this author's marketing strategy.
I'm beginning chapter 5 in Outlining Your Novel, by K.M. Weiland. I'm still loving this book. I'm also using the practices for my NaNo novel as I go. Two birds. One stone. Happy Nadja.