It’s that time of year again. Writers and aspiring writers all over the world are getting ready for the crazy insanity that is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). All of their planning, or lack thereof, is gearing towards this goal of writing 50,000 in the month of November.
Last year was my first attempt at this massive project. I didn’t get very far. Life was far to crazy with term papers, homework, choir, and everything else that was my senior year of college. A year later, I have graduated college, gotten myself a job, and spending my downtime with my family. I have made the decision to attempt NaNoWriMo yet again.
I am going to be working on the same story as last year, but I’m starting from the beginning. I’m scrapping all of my previous work. I’m not throwing any of it away, but I’m not going to be looking back on it while I start over. It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally decided on the backstory and history of my story. I had been playing with several different ideas but nothing concrete, and my story suffered from it. Now, I have more of a clear idea of the world I’m writing about and where my story fits inside of it. I’m starting to get excited about writing it all down. We’ll see what happens next month.