Nanowrimo Day 8

What am I learning with Nanowrimo? That I hate trying to think about what my word count should be. That when I’m this nervous about a project, I need to outline everything. Given that I am planning a reasonably complex story, I need to have more things planned out in order to make sure that they fit together. Just like what I used to do when I was stuck on a piece back in school. I would outline everything until I found myself outlining each paragraph.

Another thing that I need to do is write the parts out that I have firm in my mind. I have scenes already beginning to unfold, I just need to write them down so that I can think about the harder scenes. Just like in a test. Write out all of the answers that you know right away and then fill in the blanks.

2 thoughts on “Nanowrimo Day 8”

  1. What a nice way to discover your unique writing style. JPW absolutely refused to outline or block out plots–he would just go wherever the road took him. Was it stream of consciousness?? He saw it as just going wherever the characters took him. He hated analysis and wanted only to go full steam ahead, all guns blazing!

    1. I can do episodic stream of consciousness and short stories, however, with longer stories, I’m finding that I need to organise my thoughts more.

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