33 days and counting down … NaNoWriMo begins November 1.
30 days and nights of “Literary Abandon” … a 50 000 word story/novel end result.
The last week I have been ‘plotting’. David and I had a ‘breakfast meeting’ to discuss life and living (a very relaxing and harmonious process) which became a ‘plot’ planning opportunity.
I have been a little anxious about the writing challenge after last year’s efforts. That was a HUGE process and journey writing about myself and working through a lot of healing on the way to understanding. So, my memory of the only writing challenge I’ve completed is ‘battered’.
I kind of like the idea of writing a ‘story’ that is purely fictional. Not sure I can, but have had success over the years with my peers enJOYing what I have concocted. The last couple of years, Lovely Beverly, has been able to produce wonderful stories that have had me totally involved. And, they have been part of a trilogy. Part 3 may be the one written for this year.
Going with that positive role model and the wisdom and clarity gained by exploring the options with David, I have a rough plot. It’s enough to give me a bit of an outline of what is going to happen although I haven’t got any clear idea of the climax.
I have, however, had a ‘moment’ – a little light bulb went off it my head one night while I was making dinner – and am now ‘creating’ my leading man character.
I found, last year, that having images of things/people that represented what I was feeling and writing about helped keep my focus. The same process is in action, this year. I am creating a composite of personality and looks and drifting through potential story lines and conflicts, sorting out a clear story line for my leading characters.
This is Fun!