These Thursday posts will be much more meaningful in November. But I do have a bit to report on, so I’ll use today to do it.
I’ve added this year’s novel to my NaNoWriMo page; click here to see it and read the synopsis. Also, if you are participating in NaNo, please add me as a writing buddy!
I’ve completed the one-page summary of my novel that is my version of an outline. I’ve never been big on actual outlines.
I’m working on the character sketch for my protagonist, and still need to put together her playlist.
I’ve done a ton of research and started a list of other research I need to do. This novel, along with another that I am starting on, will require the largest amount of research I have needed thus far in my writing.
Finally, I’ve found my “muse” for my protagonist :-).
I did a little bit of organizing in my office loft, which is one of my multiple writing places around the house. It’s nice to have when I need a change of scenery.
I have a lot to do still, and it probably won’t all get done by November 1st (I speak from experience). But it will be enough to get me plowing on the MS and make it easier to get to my 50,000 words.
Some other things I need to do before the end of the month are completely unrelated to the novel, like getting some organizing done and doing some baking. The hardest part about November being Novel Writing Month is the holidays, and the more I can have done around here before then, the easier it will be to get through the holidays without taking too much time away from writing.
Which makes me wonder: how do you balance your writing around the holidays?