So, NaNoWriMo is coming up soon. Last year I gave it my best shot but I only got half way to the target word count. What I ended up with was a bunch of disconnected episodes, so this year I think I’ll do something different.
I’ve got an idea for what seems like a short story, so here’s the plan:
- Write one page per day, every day in November
- Post each day’s page here to keep me honest
- Write in order. No skipping over the hard bits.
One page a day seems manageable and shouldn’t make me feel burned out. Posting it online as I go should help me resist the urge to edit before the first draft is done.
If it works out I should end up with a 7500 word story. I have no idea if that’s the right length for the story I have in mind, but if it wraps up early I’ll start a second story.