I’ve mostly finished my preliminary planning for Nano-2010. I actually came up with the idea and plot while I was working on my Nano-2009 story. However, before this year’s Nano rolls around, I need to finish work on last year’s.
I’ve recently decided to go with a total re-write. I started the with very little direction. I had fully developed characters, a fully developed world, and a loosely developed plot. This has led me to a 110,000 word novel with no ending it sight. I was at 80k at the end of November, 100k by the end of December, and have spent the last four months trying to figure out how to wrap up the story. Finally decided that I just need to start over now that I know the plot direction.
I’d love to say that I’ve learned from this experience, but I have a feeling that I’ll do the same thing with this year’s Nano.
Man, i got set back!! 1. I took on two more translation projects (I translate books from Portuguese to English). 2. The family is moving half way across the country.
Where thre is a will there is a way, I will sally forth!!
I’m late on the planning, as I couldn’t come up with a competent story idea, when I realized I only wrote a few thousand words last WriMo. I ditched the writing, and this year I decided it was a good plot, it just needed better fleshing out before I started.
I managed to cram in a plot outline, synopsis, and timeline, and I’m just about ready to get this party started only four days after starting to plan. Cramming is serious business.