It's time for NaNoWriMo again.
Get the words on the paper, that's all!
This year I am so much more prepared. I have an outline, all my characters have names (first and last!), they have profiles. Heck I even have a playlist!
Last year's NaNoWriMo was all about jumping in and just doing it.
I'd had no outline.
I was writing YA and I think I'd read maybe five YA books.
I hadn't read any of the wonderful books or blog posts on writing.
What I had read was Ally Carter's rather fabulous 101 Tips on being a Writer and I copied number three and stuck it over my computer.
Don't be afraid of ugly first drafts--even the great classics had a first draft. I promise
I'll be sticking it up again this year because NaNoWriMo is all about finishing. It's about having something you can work with, and polish, and pick apart.
You can't make nothing shine
So for the month of November I shall be writing, writing, writing. Not worrying about adverbs or sentence structure or the insane amount of exclamation marks I use!
I'll just be writing. Will you be joining me?