NaNo Overview Working Title: The Art of Making Wine
Genre: Supernatural/Sci-Fi romance
Projected Word Count: 50k - I’d like to go over, it will depend.
AT THE START DO YOU:
Have an outline?: Sort of? Maybe?
Scene-by-scene?: I just go, man.
Know how it starts?: Kind of. In the general sense.
Know how it ends?: Uh… I have a scene that’s near the end. It might not be THE end.
Have your climax in order?: …no.
Have your main characters yet?: I’ve got my girl going. The boy was just introduced.
Plan to draw on your experiences?: Some, but not in the “This happened to me but now it’s happening to someone else” kind of way.
IS YOUR WORK GOING TO BE:
Funny?: I always work in some humor.
Sad?: Probably some sad parts.
Semi-Autobiographical?: I… well… no, I’ll say no for now.
Based on another story?: Another one that I’ve written, yes.
HOW MUCH HAVE YOU PLANNED? HAVE YOU USED
A paper journal?: No.
A computer?: Yes.
Index cards?: No.
Bulleted lists?: No.
Plot Charts?: No.
Character Charts?: No.
Character formulas?: No.
ODDS AND ENDS:
Favourite writing resource?: WIKIPEDIA. Also the NaNo forums.
A line you would like to use:
- I don’t have anything specific in mind. I write what comes to me…
A scene you would like to include: A big confrontational scene that doesn’t fall into a stereotype or a cliche.
A concept you would like to explore: A woman’s right to choose, and how far a government can go with enforcing regulations with undercurrents of racism and xenophobia.
A cliché you would like avoid: Well, I’m already avoiding a cliche. The case is about how the government wanted my character to abort her child, (long story, remember the racism and xenophobia) and she’s fighting for her right to keep it. So… Yes, I’d like to keep that anti-cliche going. I guess I want to avoid the cliche of the monolothic, terrifying evil government. I need to make it vividly gray.
A character you would like to use: I need to talk to Bernard more. I don’t get him yet. And I’d like to get in touch with his… spiritual side. That’s a pun, but you don’t understand why that’s a pun, so only I’m laughing.
Do you expect to be able to complete it?: Probably not in a month, but I really hope I can stick to it and get it completed eventually…
Do you intend to complete it?: Yes.
Would you ever try to publish it?: Well if I can get a good editor to help me turn this lump of coal to a diamond… This is the stuff that book banners have orgasms over.
What do you expect to get out this month of frantic writing?: An outline of my thoughts on where I want to go with this story. Some characters who can stick through to the final draft, and who I can learn to really like.
The sense that I have good ideas that are worth finishing.
Wow okay I’m going to bed like now I’m up so much later than I wanted to be stupid NaNo
also I’m pretty sure that Owl City wrote “Bombshell Blonde” about me, kthxu
or just really fuckin’ tired blogging
or “write crap because it’s nanowrimo and you need words lol” is happening
My MC is pregnant, so she had a very strange pizza made.
I wrote “Pepperony and yellow perch”.
That is not how you spell pepperoni, self. That is how you spell the Pepper/Tony ship name. Stop shipping for twenty minutes and write your damn novel.
The overarching musical theme of my novel seems to be U2.
Or at least that’s what keeps popping up on my playlist.
Thank you, NaNoWriMo Reference Desk forum.
Man, I could spend most of my NaNo time there, helping people or just asking random questions. Most of the time SOMEONE will know the answers to my insane plot point questions.
04/11/12 @ 10:05pm
■ NaNoWriMo 2012
■ How not to win NaNoWriMo
■ losing NaNoWriMo
Okay I’m over the word count for tomorrow on my NaNo, so I’m done for a while today. I need to do something other than jam to U2 and write until my fingers fall off.
■ it's the Seneca Bear tribe
■ i don't know how to say it
■ it's a real thing
I just tried explaining my novel to one of my friends at work, and I realized that it’s insane.
Or maybe because you can’t explain a layered piece that deals with six different social issues, and that people need to read it to understand.
I broke 2000 words for today.
Good start team.
I will probably expand upon what I have written tomorrow while I’m at work because right now there is so much INFODUMP and GET THIS ON PAPER OR IT WILL GO AWAY FOREVER that it’s ridiculous.
No, NaNoers, I’m not editing, I’m ADDING to what I’ve written! No removal, just addition!
I think that’s how it works.
Man, I haven’t even introduced Bernard yet…
30/10/11 @ 01:38am
■ yeah basically