It has taken me several seconds, minutes, several hours ,several days, several months to finally get to the end of October as I know it. Have I been writing? Certainly. But writing two kinds of genre at once may not be so smart.
My new short book of poetry will be due out either in Winter 2011/Spring 2012 or perhaps more specifically- December 2011 if all things go well.
Meanwhile, I still have fiction in place in my mind. It bites my dreams and visions throughout the day with music I hear, poetry I read, and meandering thoughts. Nanowrimo begins in 8 days and so here are some things I have been doing to prep for this moment. Nanowrimo comming up is just the kick I may need.
- I took my notebooks and scrap sheets of story notes and have put them together/collated them into neat piles of “What-if” to further my story.
- I began early research…nothing major just a bit of research to help me along the way when actually begin to write November 1st.
- Get proper rest, relax wrists, don’t strain eyes too much..I need these things come November.
What have you been doing to prepare for Nanowrimo? I’d love to hear some thoughts!