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Nanowrimo prep....

Yep, I am planning on disappearing into the vast void of storyspace that is the Nanowrimo come November.

Things I have done to prep:



collected 150 pages of folklore and anthropological tidbits that are related to my story so I won't spend endless hours searching the internet for this when I should be writing -- Check!

Updated my monster list of names (and I mean monster...something like 346 pages in my word processor) to keep me off the net looking for just the right name while I'm writing -- Check!

Added Led Zeppelin's Mothership to my playlist of things to listen to -- Check!

Added a bunch of Nanowrimo buddies so I can't slip beneath the radar -- Check!

Downloaded and installed Storybook to help me keep track of things -- Check!

Have a place to work offline when temptation not to write gets too much -- Check! (and thank goodness for flash drives)

Named leading characters and important locations to keep from time sink problems later on -- In Process, sort of Check

Finished plot outline (er...worked on it, but not quite checked)

Finally got Pink to agree to focus on one story -- Check! (she better! Or I take away her champagne and truffles and give her watered sake and leftover popcorn)


Wow...a lot more together than I usually go into these things...I must really wanna finish this time!  LOL.

Now, back to the making notes salt mines...

Comments

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paynesgrey
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for organization! Way more organized than I am...lol.

You're the second person I've seen have a playlist for writing. I just never thought about it before.

Storybook intrigues me...I shall look into that. ;P
knittingknots
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
I always have a playlist for writing...but it varies sometimes to what I'm writing and mood...a lot of the music videos I've been posting are on my basic writing playlist; sometimes, it whittles down to three or four instrumental celtic pieces, sometimes, I need more.


Let me tell you, this is an unusual level of organization for me...must mean I really want to actually finish this one.
snow_fall
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
WooHoo! We're ready to fly! Are you going to keep a counter in your lj posts?
knittingknots
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
I expect so; or at least to post the wordcount. May post the chapters under flock as well...but this would be the only place they go.
landofthekwt
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
You do know what Pink will produce if you let her have her sake and popcorn. Keep her on truffles and champagne for November.
knittingknots
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Indeed! I have the popcorn and sake well hidden, I hope....
luxken27
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
*cheers you on*

I'm going to miss seeing you in November, but if it means you'll finish a novel-length piece, I suppose it'll be worth it ;)

Finished plot outline (er...worked on it, but not quite checked)

LOL. This is me - I have a beginning and an end (and high points in between) but I can never outline my story in detail before I sit down to write it. Too many things change along the way for that! :P
knittingknots
Oct. 26th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I hear ya...I've made half a dozen changes to some of the backstory/subplot in the last two days alone.
nevada_drake
Oct. 29th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
I started a comm for people engaging in Nano this year.

nanopants2010

Make sure and read the profile. There are helpful links. There's also links inside the journal.
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