NaNoWriMo 2015

Posted: November 1, 2015 in Writing

2,466 words in 3.5 hours. Not a bad start to NaNoWriMo 2015.

Yes, my friends, this year I’m doing NaNoWriMo for the first time in 4 years. The last time I tried was in freshman year of college, but ultimately I didn’t complete it. This time, I fully intend to complete NaNoWriMo, for two main reasons.

  1. I’m determined to finish my “Traveler” story. While trying to figure out what I was going to write for NaNo yesterday (yes, I did not plan this at all) I came to a realization: that The Traveler would actually work better in a post-apocalyptic story than a dystopian story. So for NaNo this year I’m going to write a story that will fit the character. The external plot is still a bit shaky, but all the internal plot elements (The Traveler’s struggle to find community vs. not trusting anyone) and all the themes I planned to include will play out in this story.
  2. This year there is some ego involved. My brother is also doing NaNoWriMo this year, and he fully intends to complete his novel this time. In fact, he took a week off of work in order to write. Unfortunately for him, I have a MONTH off from work (virtue of being unemployed) and there’s no way I’m going to fail to finish while he succeeds. Bring it on bro. 😀

Anyway, a full plot summary will be available once I’ve got the external conflict hammered out. Also, special thanks go to PhillyWrimos (The Philadelphia group for NaNo participants) for having hangouts on Halloween and today, I’ve been able to get a lot done because of you guys and I look forward to going to more hangouts.

Anyway that’s it for now, talk to you guys again soon.

-Scott

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Comments
  1. lindaktaylor says:

    You can do it, Scott! Can’t wait to see where the writing takes you!

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