Prepping for NaNoWriMo 2009…

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Yes, I know it’s only August and the stores haven’t even started selling us Halloween kitsch yet, but I’ve got the NaNoWriMo itch, and I’m going to humor it! *grin*

For this year’s attempt, I am going to try intricately outlining the story before November starts. I will have (if I am lucky) everything broken down in terms of plot, characters, locations, research, even scenes if I’m lucky. If I’m feeling overly ambitious I might even end up with some nice snippits that I can use as DVD extras in order to raise interest in the story (which will be posted here come Nov).

This is NOT a story which will ever be seeking a traditional publisher, unless I somehow get insanely lucky over the past, err, three attempts?

Although I love The Gate to Fenrith Lei, it’s too odd (I think) to find a good home with a publisher– assuming I ever finish it. Woven and Dogs of the Never Never might be books someday, but they will have little to no relation to the NaNo novels I fear. *le sigh*

But this massive planning attempt means I need everything but the prose lined up a ready to go!

Of course this may fail, which means I end up using the outline for Day 1 and then wandering off on a wild tangent afterwords. … Actually there is a pretty good chance, but I’m stubborn enough to try it anyways! Last year I made the 50,000 word goal, but the story was inherently broken. This year I want to make 50k and have an actual story. *stubborn*

So to do this, I’m starting my Novel_in_90 book today and my outlining for the NaNo… there shall be content! (Mwahahaha!)

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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