It has begun. The mad dash to write 50,000 words in 30 days is underway.
My own personal NaNoWriMo tradition is to start at midnight and do my first 1000 or so words at 750words.com before going to bed. Then I’ll get up and try to write another 4000 words throughout the rest of the day since I don’t have any other plans. (At least, none that I’m aware of, and everyone who knows me is aware that November is a bad time to make plans that involve me without telling me. Well, actually, any time is a bad time to make plans that involve me without telling me, but November is worse.)
As you know if you’ve been following my NaNoWriMo prep posts, things are a little different this year. I’m writing science fiction instead of fantasy, for one thing, and for another I’m not entirely in love with the story or characters (mostly the characters).
Still, I am ready: I have done as much prep work as I can.
I cooked a large ham for dinner today so I’m all set with leftovers for the next week at least.
I have scheduled my Sunday Snippets posts through the middle of December. (I was only aiming for the end of November but I was on a roll.)
My other blog has posts scheduled through the end of the month, so unless something drastic and exciting happens I won’t have to write anything for it.
And I’m actually finally starting to get excited about starting.
I have an outline that is pretty solid, lots of background notes, etc, and I am as ready as I’m going to get. One secondary character remains a bit of a behavioral problem but I think I may have gotten that worked out as well, at least well enough to get me through the first draft, and that’s all that counts. (I’ve been re-reading the first draft of Book One of The Academy of the Accord series and all I can say is that Onyx Sun is going to be a lot less bad than it is – it’s looking like it needs a total re-write, the result of too many plot holes and unanswered questions in the outline.)
Even so, I’m not quite sure how well this is going to go.
Check back on Monday to find out…