I stumbled upon a Camp NaNoWriMo Tag, and since I need fun stuff for the blog, I thought I’d do it. The ones I saw was YouTube vlogs, but I don’t work like that. So I’m rebelling and answering the questions in writing 🙂
I have two projects I’m working on, and the reason for that is that I started a Christmas story in the end of March, and it was going so well that I didn’t want to put it on hold. So I updated my NaNo projects to include the Xmas story on top of my original plan, which was working on a story called Never Before Him.
20 000 words. That felt like a reachable goal for me, I didn’t want to set myself up for failure .
I need some kind of beverage when I write. No beverage=no writing. What kind depends on my mood, but always water. Coffee to get started. Some kind of juice if my brain feels sluggish and I need a vitamin kick. Tea, don’t forget about tea! And on occasion maybe even a glass of wine.
This is my first time. I’ve known about regular NaNo for years, but I’ve always felt like 50K words is too much and too overwhelming to manage in one month, so I’ve rejected the idea. But when I found out about Camp and that you were allowed to set your own goals, I was intrigued. So I set a reasonable goal and it’s going great so far. If I win it, I’m considering participating in next Camp too, but upping my word goal. But let’s not jump the gun. First I finish this one, then we’ll talk 🙂
Good old Microsoft Word. Nothing fancy. And I keep all my research organized in OneNote. Works perfectly.
Handwrite my novel? What is this, the 18th century? Do people do that anymore? Why?
Pantser!! I can’t plot my stories, that totally kills my creativity. I plan my characters and their backstories, but I don’t plot anything in the novel. I know that there’s going to be a HEA (I write romance, remember?), but how they get there happens organically.
A little over a year.
In general I don’t like writing advice. Writing advice makes me question my ability and my stories and kills my joy of writing. But I’ve read one piece of advice that I’ve found useful: get yourself a writing buddy, a critique partner, or beta readers. Or all of the above. I probably would have given up on my writing a long time ago if it weren’t for my writer friends and beta readers.
Um, you’re gonna think I’m weird now, but having a deadline. I work better when I’m on a deadline.