December 6th, 2006

Vacant Podling

NaNoWriMo

As I promised last week, here's a more in-depth post about my experience of taking part in this year's NaNoWriMo.

I signed up on the 18th of October with no plan as to what to write and not even sure that I'd do anything about it at all. I was mildly curious; I could set up an account just to find out what was involved and maybe just leave it at that.

And so I might have done, except that I unfortunately outed myself as a potential author while supporting the principles of NaNoWriMo in a discussion on sharikkamur's journal. Hubris would not then permit me to back out without giving it a proper try, so I started to take preparation a bit more seriously.

That is, I created a Word document for a plot outline, and managed to fill almost half a page with random notes. At this stage, it wasn't looking too hopeful.

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In summary, although it was heavy going some of the time, I've glad I've done it, I enjoyed it (over all), and I now have a useful resource I can use for... something, somehow.