Nano is going great. If you look over at the sidebar, you’ll see that as of this moment, I have about 18k to go to 50k. I hope to get a few more words before midnight, but today has been good.
I’m not rocketing along, but I’m getting my quota, plus some each day. What’s working for me is sort of balancing the things in the quote above.
Sit down and start writing, but let the characters have room to run around and add a few twists. They’ve added a couple of turns in the story that I didn’t put into the loose plot I wrote down in October.
Plan, ie plot, but keep it open enough that I don’t feel to constrained by that outline. The characters are running with this plot. At the start of November, I was a little worried, I didn’t get the plot finished in time for me to put it on a template I’d started using to help expand and solidify the plot. I’m glad I didn’t. Although the template helps to put everything in perspective and show who the scene is important to, I’m thinking it will be better to finish the template when I’m revising.
Believe. Even if I’m having a horrible day, it can turn around with a good 25 minute sprint.
That’s what’s working for me. How are you doing? Is theresomething that’s working for you?