Today is already October 7th (darn time trying to break speed record again) so we’re just a little bit over three weeks away from the start of National Novel Writing Month.
So, for anyone participating this year (which includes moi) October is a great month to start prepping for it.
Some people prefer to just seat-of-the-pants it and start writing on November 1st. That’s totally cool.
Others (which includes moi) like to do all that anal-retentive outlining, character sketching and researching.
At her blog Paperback Writer has listed Ten Things for the NaNoWriMoers. Definitely check it out!
Also, as I come across stuff that may help us all, I will post them. One thing that’s kinda fun to use is the Seventh Sanctum website. It’s chock full of generators like The B Movie Generator, Character Generators, Vampire Names.
I generated 10 Modern Female Vampire Names and was given these:
Cynthia Le Rouge
Ruby Le Torneau
Okay, it’s mostly tongue-in-check stuff but who knows, you might just come up with something that you may need in a crunch. And NaNoWriMo can be a crunch time. But fun. 🙂
So definitely link or bookmark The Seventh Sanctum. If nothing else it’s a great place to procrastinate. 🙂
If anyone is planning to do NaNo this year and wants to add me as a writing buddy you can find me over at the NaNo website under Jenna Reynolds
And let me know in comments below if you’re doing it and I can add you as a writing buddy.
Also check out the NaNo Forums.
It’s a great place to meet like-minded NaNoWrimers and, if you cursor all the way down you’ll find the Regional Lounges. That’s a great place to find NaNoWrimers in your area so that, if you want, you can go out and meet, greet and write.
Okay, so start your writing engines. November 1st will be here before we know it.