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.
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?