I’m back today with another Writer’s Break Friday! Today’s post is a little different then my normal Writer’s Break Friday (where I talk about how much writing I did throughout the week) because I’m doing a tag instead.
I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, but since I haven’t posted anything in a while and NANOWRIMO is less then a week away, I figured this would be the perfect post to get back into blogging. And talk a little bit about my NANOWRIMO project.
This tag was created by Natalia Leigh. I will link to her original video here.
1. How many times have you participated in NaNoWriMo? How many times have you won?
This will be my 2nd year participating in actual NANOWRIMO, though I’ve done multiple rounds of Camp. I have yet to win any attempts at NANO whether it be November or Camp, but I’m determined to win this time!
2. Are you a pantser or a plotter?
I’d say I’m a little bit of both. I have a general outline to start, and I’m trying something new this year where I outline 3 chapters at a time in a bit more detail but not so much that I have everything figured out before I start drafting. That way I don’t have a full outline to follow/fix if something changes while drafting.
3. What are the titles of the projects that you have attempted/completed for past NaNos?
None of my NANO projects have official titles. I find it hard to give them titles before I write the book. And since I have yet to finish any of the projects I started, they remain untitled.
4. What are you working on for NaNo this year?
I’m working on an Adult Historical Fiction/Romance/Adventure novel. That’s all I can really tell you right now 🙂 .
5. What is one tip that you’d give to someone else that is participating in NaNo?
Try not to stress about completing the perfect outline before you start writing. It will only put added pressure on yourself and by the time NANO starts you won’t want to write the book anymore (or at least that’s what happens to me 😆 ) . And chances are once you start writing, you’re going to realize that things in your outline need to change/no longer fit with your story.
6. What was the inspiration for this novel? Do you remember when the inspiration hit you?
My inspiration comes from a few different things. It might be a book I’m reading or a movie I watch. In this case, inspiration came from re-watching National Treasure (2004) a few times in September. I don’t remember where I was when the inspiration hit for this novel, but the idea just kept popping into my head randomly for a while before I sat down to finally start outlining.
7. Read us the first sentence from your NaNo novel last year?
I’m not going to do this one as I don’t really like the opening line of my last project.
8. What do you plan to do with your manuscript after NaNo?
I plan on putting it away for the month of December and then starting the revising process in January, then maybe look into publishing it somewhere down the line.
9. Are you prepared for NaNo? Are you nervous?
I think I’m prepared. I already have a schedule (with days off as I won’t draft on the days I outline) and my own daily word count to follow. Hopefully it will help me win this time! Though I am nervous as I have never won before.
That’s all I have for this post!
Are you participating this year? Trying anything new to help you reach your goal for the month? Let me know in the comments below. I’m not going to tag anyone, unless you want to do this yourself, consider yourself tagged!
Thanks for reading!