Twas the Night Before Nano

Twas the night before Nano and all through the house,
no creature was writing, not even a mouse.
The outlines were done, all filled out with care
in hopes inspiration soon would be there.

The writers were nestled, all snugs with their pens
while visions of characters danced in their heads.
And my friends with their coffee and I with my tea
had just settled in to see what plot lines could be.

Some of us have already started Nano. :”D For those of you already elbow deep, keep going! Get a good chunk done before sleeping! For me, I have another four and a half hours to go before midnight strikes. And in that time… I will probably not do any prep-work at all, haha. I have an organic chemistry exam Monday morning, so I’ll be studying for that until midnight, when I’ll switch to Nano. Hopefully I’ll hit Sunday’s word goal tonight and then allow myself most of the day tomorrow to keep studying.

I’ve done no outlining, but I have created a few characters and have an idea of what I want to story to be in my head. More accurately, I have an idea of what I don’t want the story to be. I don’t want it to be what it turned into last time I wrote it for Nano. The novel I will be working on this year will be a re-write of my 2012 novel. I won Nano that year, but I disliked what my story turned into.

Anyways, my plans for maintaining a steady writing flow throughout the month while keeping my school work up and reading will be difficult. It’ll probably be my reading that takes the hit. November for me will be a big writing month but I likely won’t get any books read. The price you pay for an education, I suppose.

My novel this year will hopefully sport multiple POVs, something I’ve never written before, but I’m hoping the change in perspectives will keep me interested in writing the thing throughout the month.

As I’ve said before, if you’d like to add me as a writing buddy, you can do so here.

If all goes well, I’ll be posting Nano updates periodically. I’m hoping to do well this year even though I feel I’ll spin out due to school work. I’ve downloaded the free trial of Scrivener to use for the month and I’ve secured some good Nanoing music to listen to. Other than that, just gotta remember to eat and to not drink so much coffee that I die.

So wish me luck, and happy writing. :”D See you all in a month, win or lose.

8 thoughts on “Twas the Night Before Nano

  1. Good luck! Love your poem by the way. πŸ™‚ I’m doing NaNoWriMo for the first time and 21 mins to go until it starts for me although exhausted myself with excitement today! Have a great NaNoWriMo. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks. :”D I’ve been doing Nano every year since 2007, and it’s always been great fun, so I’m sure you’ll have a blast! A caffeine-and-typo-filled blast. xD

      And thank you, have a great Nano yourself! πŸ˜€

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  2. Ooh good luck! I’ve literally just last minute thought of an idea and because I’m thinking high fantasy, I’m planning my world right now and the basic storyline and writing it down so I can remember it… πŸ˜›

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  3. Good luck! Love the poem! You’re idea sounds fun- multiple POVs will be great!
    I’d like to do Nano this year, because my writing’s pretty slow at the moment, but I’m going away next week and I have a lot of stuff on this month, which may put a bit of a spanner in the works. Hopefully seeing everyone else writing will get me motivated though! πŸ™‚


    1. You should do it anyways! :”D Even if you don’t make the 50k due to time restraints, it’ll get you in the writing mood and nothing is more motivating than participating in the nano community in November, haha.

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