Over the past two weeks, my muse has been stubborn. She has refused to work on Night Within A Day revisions. I’ve learned not to push her when she gets in her moods because it does no good as nothing worthy comes from her during one of her snits.
So, what have I been doing during her downtime? I’ve been building two websites. One is for writers of original fiction (Writers Unite) and one is for writers of fanfiction (The Writers Forum). The links to these are in the left column. Both of these are just about complete, only a few little things left to do. They are for the most part, ready to go. Come and join us on either board or both.
Now, muse is awakening again with the excitement building for NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo you ask. It is a month long challenge that runs from November 1st to November 30th. During these 30 days, you must write 50,000 words. Sounds impossible doesn’t it? It really isn’t…as long as you don’t fall behind. It is only 1667 words per day.
Muse has a new story idea that I am currently researching to see if it will work out as a novel. All of the research looks great, however, having a hero, heroine and a situation they are in isn’t enough for a full length novel. I have no antagonist other than the situation which really doesn’t count. Or does it?
As a born pantster, it is strange to be seriously considering doing an outline, even a simple one. However, I am thinking about doing just that. Muse has already given me the ending in a brief way as well as the beginning. I just need to figure out the in between.
I don’t know why she couldn’t just pick one of the other 10 stories we have started to work on…Nope, she has to start a brand new one.
Well, I guess that is what NaNo is all about, new things! For those interested, here is the website: