^^That is how long until NaNoWriMo officially begins in my time zone.
I’m absolutely not ready for this. I have no clue where my novel is going to take me. Maybe I should have written an outline after all? I fall under the coined term “pantser” among Wrimos, because I tend to write by the seat of my pants…and this time around, I’m wondering if that was such a good idea. Last time I was not satisfied with the finished product, Pura Vida, because it was poorly written and it felt spontaneous and random and incoherent. So I don’t want that again for this year…Maybe I should have planned a bit better.
But then, I think to myself, “For me writing is a creative, expressive activity. Why ruin it with rules and outlines and structure?” I shy away from structure in novelwriting, because I feel like once I have my novel planned, I cannot deviate. Even if my original plan has nothing to do with where my novel wants to go, I must stick with it. And feeling that way makes me nervous 😛
So I am working on finding a midpoint. Planning enough that my novel isn’t a wreck, but not letting planning get in the way of the craziness (:
NaNoWriMo is so close! Tonight I’m going to sleep in my NaNo shirt so that when midnight comes and NaNo officially begins, I’ll be ready 😀
On another note, NaNoWriMo.org is being really slow right now….Probably because like a zillion people are on it right now in anticipation of the kickoff, which has already started in many places on the other side of the world.