In the run-up to National Novel Writing Month, I’ve spent the last month interviewing my characters and figuring out a rough notion of the setting for my story.
I’ve also added a few more goals to the list for the month of November:
- Post to the blog daily, even if it’s just a note.
- End the month with a logbook of hours worked. Writing is now my second job, even if it’s not paying me money (yet). I’ve set a preliminary goal of 100 hours.
- End the month with an agenda for my research party in December. Oh yes, and that’s another use of the Magna Carta exercise: what things do I want to know more about?
- Spend money on my reference library. This is the first NaNo that I’ve actually spent money aside from cafe patronage: so far, it’s been a research trip to the bog habitat in Theodore Wirth Park (Minneapolis), and a $10.00 e-book about forensic facial reconstruction, that confirmed once more my own identification of the magisterial text in the field.
I love NaNoWriMo. In November, I’ll be counting the ways, right here. Stay tuned!