I’m probably not good at writing. Actually I am probably terrible at writing. I don’t even think that I want to be a writer when I’m older. I barely have a spare two hours after all of my studies.
And yet I am doing NaNoWriMo.
I first heard about this when I dabbled in a bit of fanfiction (it was a eight month stint- don’t judge, don’t judge) and I person on one of the forums said something about NaNoWriMo. My schedule was already so full writing fanfiction anyway, so I didn’t do any further research into the topic.
And then I heard about it when one of the blogs that I follow did a NaNoWriMo post which triggered my attention. I love writing with all my heart, but a novel…in ONE MONTH!
But I always fancied a challenge and joined anyway. I have so many stories in my head, so it was easy to pick one I formulate to more depth than the others.
I think my fanfiction days will help in this competition a lot but still I have read that people have whole outlines and character profiles and pinterest boards ( I just made one yesterday and I can see why this helps writers) and I feel pathetically unorganised. I know I am one of those writers who can’t always write things down to brainstorm- I always keep most of my ideas in my head- so many things that are going to be written during NaNoWriMo will be from saucepan to fire (or whatever the phrase is).
I have a story, title and some characters already, but still it feels like I should come into the battlefield with my weapons, more ideas.
Maybe this is just beginners nerves, but I really just I can get through this NaNoWriMo. Even if I come out the other end with a few cuts and bruises.
Are you are you a novice or a pro? Please jot down anyway tips, experiences or anything NaNoWriMp related in the comments. I want to meet everyone in the blogging community who is doing this.
I will probably do more posts like this in the future, but I think I will post a review for the Young Elites by Marie Lu to celebrate the second book in the series coming out, The Rose Society. So stay tuned!
I will write soon.