Okay, yes I know that isn’t entirely accurate/sensible but stick with me here.
It’s two days to NaNoWriMo, and I’ve got pretty much everything I want to sit and think about for the moment planned out. As someone who started out as a pantser – that is, one who does it by the seat of their pants – I think I am making progress towards… I don’t know, actually getting my stuff together I suppose.
I’ve a long, IMDB-type synopsis down (in that if you read it, it will basically spoil the entire story and there won’t be much point going to see the movie because screw you internet) and character profiles for everyone except the main character, because my main character is essentially just a more mature, world-weary version of her teenage self that appeared in Hikari’s Coma. And I’m not discounting the fact that I basically sit listing everything about my characters in my head most days so that goes in there too. I’m done with planning.
I actually really want to get into the story. I keep looking at the synopsis and going – in a voice that is probably slight disconcerting to most – goddamn I wish I could write you already. But I’m going to play by the rules, or at least the ones that sit right by me. If I finish early, I finish early. If I don’t make it, I don’t make it. It doesn’t make the entire story a failed project. I ditched last year’s NaNo two days in because I literally did not have the time to do it, what with editing the previous year’s efforts and working full time. I’m essentially doing the same this year but fortunately this time around I have a job that doesn’t make me want to tear out my intestines with my bare hands. And thus I won’t be dropping it before I even get going.
So I say, bring on the start date and roll on November 1st; I’m ready as I’ll ever be.
As always, if you’re participating and want to add me to your buddy list: danieljaeger413. Do it bro. Make it happen.
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