Wow. I’m sorry I am two days (technically three) late for this post, but NaNoWriMo is here.
Unofficially, I had no actual plans for what I thought I would be writing, I just knew I wanted to be writing. I knew I wanted to make it to the 50,000 word mark despite my not-as-successful attempts at bulking up my word count in the months leading in. Note to self: Start much earlier in the year.
But now that it’s here I’m almost afraid to start writing, as if whatever I do–and this is a time to write and write and write and apologize and edit later–is going to be terrible or not worthy of my time.
Just write, people.
So my plans, officially are:
- Work on a few nonfiction prompts I’ve had written down for a couple of months.
- Write more poetry, because exploring this as an adult who understands writing more as a developed writer has been a privilege.
- Work on my Fanfiction, because I do have serial work I would like to finally say “the end” to and be happy that I completed them.
- And work on on my fiction pieces.
You read that last one correctly. I have two fiction prompts. Admittedly, one of them is a bit of a crossover/Fanfiction type, but I would like for it to eventually be strong enough to stand on its own. The other is an entirely original (as much as any idea can be) piece whose plot I will not spoil. But the best part about this new idea I was inspired to write in the past couple of weeks is that I’ve also been plotting it out to see how it could work as a graphic novel. So far, as much of the work that I’ve bothered to write preemptively I’ve also mapped out in a sort of story-board form but with the visual idea of it being laid out as a graphic novel. I would love to hopefully get my friend on bored for illustrations, but I’m working to actually get the copy done before I get ahead of myself; I have a tendency to do that.
Anyway, it is 1:35 a.m. on November 4 here. Which means I really need to get writing, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.
Good luck, writers! I believe in you.