What’s Your Nano?
It’s eleven days until National Novel Writing Month begins. Last year, attempted to write the minimum daily word count of 1,667 words everyday in November as well as post excerpts to my first Nano blog at the end of each day. I achieved my goals up to a certain point. Didn’t quite make the daily minimum word count on the very last day. Missed it by a couple of hundred words and didn’t realize my mistake until Nano was over. Don’t you just hate when that happens.
I’ve discussed my plans for this year in a past post. Allow me to explain my battle plan a bit further. No trees will die in pursuit of my fourth Nano win. All writing will be done via computer (my laptop if it plays nice). No short stories this time around unless I finish writing my novel early. The software I’ll be using is Q10. It’s simplistic and I like typewriter noise though I’m sure it’ll get on my nerves sooner or later. I will be writing in the same genre as previous years: horror. My idea is as follows:
I was watching a movie on Syfy a couple of months ago (can’t recall the name of it) about a haunted prison. Somehow I flashed from prison to missing town. I’ve always been fascinated by the Roanoke Colony mystery and with the recent reports of an entire Chinese village disappearing due to an allege UFO visit, I figure it’s the perfect subject to create a fictional story around. Run down a series of events leading up to a town disappearing off the map, but instead of everyone being aware of it vanishing off the face of the Earth, only a few people will notice it’s gone or that it even existed in the first place. I’m hoping to have any outline done by the end of the weekend.
What is your 2010 Nano battle plan?