As some of you will know I love to write! I took part in NaNoWriMo last year for the first time but because I didn’t decide until October 31st I was taking part and because I changed my mind on the project 6 days in it was a total disaster.
It seems I have gone from one extreme to another this year as I have a very strong idea for what I will be working on come November 1st :). I actually have 2 ideas.
The first book I will be working on and the book that will take priority in November is one I have been planning since June. It will be a very personal, raw and real account of my struggles with Anxiety this past year. It will be told in scenes, poetry & anecdotes. My hopes for this book is to get it out there so that at least one person reading it won’t feel so alone.
The way I have planned this book is quite unorthodox. Basically whenever I have thought of a scene, remembered an anecdote or thought of the start of a poem I have emailed it to myself and filed them away. This has been so helpful for me because I always have my phone on me so it’s quick and easy to send an email. I’m really excited about the topics I have in my inbox ready to get cracking with.
I don’t really anticipate this book being as long as a novel therefore I have also got a second project I will start working on IF I finish my first. I don’t want to give anything away about the plot but the planning process has been really fun. I have had this idea for almost a year now and I have been planning it for almost as long. When I decided to keep this idea aside for NaNoWriMo I started to go a bit deeper with my planning. I have built a world, 2 very well fleshed out characters and a sturdy fast paced plot.
I am super excited for both projects for different reasons and I really hope I fair a lot better than last year. I have even booked the first 2 days of November off work to get a head start 🙂
Are you participating?
How has your planning gone?