Writing Accomplishments

This morning, I finished the first draft of my first novel.  NaNoWriMo helped me complete a good portion of the manuscript.  The holidays were only small obstacles to overcome as I crept closer and closer to completion.  This past week, I tasted the end, and woke up early this morning determined to push through.  At 10:02AM, I added a period to the last sentence.

I already have a list of items to change/update/polish, but for now, I’ll move on to short story.

I have a 17-page list of story ideas that need reviewing.  And writing.

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Creative Ideas

I get my crazy story ideas in my dreams.  Sometimes my dreams are so vivid that I am in a scene interacting with various people.  Most mornings when I awake, I am able to remember these events and either write them in my book, or type them in my running story idea document saved on my computer.  Other times, I am awakened from my dream due to the huge impact the dream has on my life.  I find it hard to fall back to sleep when this happens.

Now, it’s time to pick a story and write a novel for NaNoWriMo.  I have a couple of ideas, and have started a rough outline for both.  I will be using Scrivener to construct and write my novel.  I love the places for the characters, scenes, and places.  I have added a folder for the outline.

How are you getting ready for NaNoWriMo?