Monday, October 24, 2011

Signed up for NaNo

As if I didn't have enough to do, I just signed up to write 50,000 words in November. I'm running through the last of my self-editing for Michal's Window. But I'm afraid I can't leave well enough alone. I have promised myself, no more plot changes, no more love scenes, no more mayhem, injuries, cat-fights, and deaths. And definitely no more wives for David nor handsome foreign men for Michal.

So I need an outlet, and I need to create, and I need NaNo now! Fortunately I have a plot and an alpha babe to write about. This babe is so alpha she thinks she's a male. She grew up with a troop of warriors, mercenaries, renegades, bandits, or outlaws. She's the chief's son, or so she thinks.

This story will be a challenge to choreograph. Five plot threads will be woven together. The heroine, the father, the lover boy, the abused widow, and da, da, da, da!!! The villain. Yes, I will finally have a real villain to work with. And he's going to be a bad ass, bad boy, bad, bad, bad.

I haven't decided on genre yet. I will let the story come out first. I've written the plot points for the five POV characters using Dan Well's simple 7 point structure: Hook, Plot Turn 1, Pinch 1, Midpoint, Pinch 2, Plot Turn 2, Resolution. His lecture can be found on YouTube.

So, any of you doing NaNo? How ready are you?


  1. Yay for NaNo!

    I'm doing NaNo for the third year and plan to write two books for it. We'll see how it goes. *laughs*

  2. Two books! So, are you going for 100K? Did you sign up with two user IDs?

    I couldn't figure out how to do my violin novel. I actually wanted to do something strange, with a frame, but I'm not experienced enough to pull it off yet. And I'll need time to select all the pieces and play them as I write each chapter. Not a NaNo type of book.