Sunday, 30 October 2011

#NaNoWriMo, Post 6, 2 days left. How does my plot look and my time chedule

So, it's been a while, or about 16 days to be more precise. What I've done? Well, first my boyfriend had his half-term break so he came to visit me for the week, then I had my half-term break and I visited my parents and boyfriend. All very fun but one thing I loved the most, my boyfriend had whiteboards!! Yes, those amazing white boards that make planning so much easier ^^ sadly enough I did not really make any pictures(that do not include huge plot points ;) )...
 

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011, Post 5, 18 days left.

So yes, 18 days for me, I rum GMT so for me it's already the 13th, although I still feel like it's the 12th ;) Let's not go into my strange sleeping habits.

A couple of hours after I did my last blog post they finally updated the NaNoWriMo website, and it does look quite nice. Although, like last year, I still have trouble finding everything on the forums, but that might be sorted in a couple of days, as they are still in the process of updating. What they did update nicely is the novel part!
Get your synopsis ready and fill out your novel profile. Here is mine for Disturbed Fate.

I saw something interesting on the forums, people were opening topics about writing down your plot in a certain amount of words (I have come across 15 and 20 word versions). I thought that we could possibly start another trend on twitter. Maybe some of us can find interesting writers to follow by reading their plot. If we write our plot in the hashtag #NaNoPlot we might be able to share more NaNo love more globally.
So use #NaNoPlot to get your plot out to others and find people that write stories that you like. Try to fit the important things in just one tweet, it's more letters than you can use for the topics on the forum but I think it might still be quite hard. And who knows what interesting stories you might find?

The last thing I want to mention today is that Smashwords have a promotion on their website for NaNo'ers.
You can upload your book there and haver it set to in progress so that you can share your work with friends, family, etc but not have to worry about where you put it. It is interesting especially if you need other people to make sure you are on track with NaNo, but also when you just like to share what you do.
I'm not sure yet if I'll join but I'll look into it more at a later date, right now my characters need some love.

Keep Writing!

Kia

Old NaNoWriMo 2011 posts:
It's almost October, which means almost almost NaNoWriMo time! (about what NaNoWriMo is)
NaNo 2011, Post 1, 34 days to go! (My plan on how to prepare for NaNoWriMo and writers tip: Focus Writer)
NaNo 2011, Post 2, 31 days to go! (More on my plan and writers tip: NaNo adoption forum)
NaNo 2011, Post 3, 23 days to go! (Word counts, Tips & Tricks and writers tip: yWriter)
NaNo 2011, Post 4, 21 days to go! (Plot and outlining)

Monday, 10 October 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011, Post 4, 21 days to go! Plots and outlines.


So, we are crossing the 3 week line today, time to panic not about getting to the right word count on time but to create a workable plot/outline. The NaNoWriMo hastag (#NaNoWriMo) is getting full of people stressing out by now and it's lovely to know I'm not the only one freaking out.

So, my story is starting to come along, I've tried two ways to get the story outline down to paper but neither have done more than entertain me about how I always need to be difficult in everything I do. A bad habit of mine. So I'll fall back on my own way of outlining and I'll try to show how I do this with some pictures, it's not hard, and possibly not even weird but it just very paper intensive.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

NaNo 2011, Post 3, 23 days to go! Tips & Tricks

I've actually started to slightly get together a plot, I've got characters (but they are still missing names ;) ) and I've got... okay that is it ;) So yeah, I'm going for a vampire story with a twist.

But today I'm not gonna be talking about my NaNo preparations, I'm going to be talking about how to make sure that you don't suddenly end up with too few words on the last day of NaNo (which has happened before, so don't freak out already), some ways to keep track of your word count and your to-do count and end with a couple of tips. Tip of the post program is Simon Hayes' yWriter.