NaNoWriMo 2013 – Trying to Find a Story to Tell

It’s that time again!

This year, like every other (since 2005) I find myself trying out ideas for the coming NaNoWriMo (National Novel Wiriting Month) novel.

Well, okay, calling the 50,000 word end result of November a ‘novel’ is stretching things a bit– but it sure is a fun rough draft! ๐Ÿ˜€

So I’m trying once again to decide if I want to work in an existing universe or start a new one.

A few of my NaNo attempts have been set in worlds that already existed, but most have been forays into new ‘verses. I find it easier not to have to keep to canon, even if I get to redefine what the canon is. But this time around I have so many neglected worlds that I’m starting to feel guilty for building new playgrounds.

I do have a few non-Nano ‘verses that I can throw out the existing drafts and start back at the basic idea, but I’m also trying very hard not to write something with werewolves in it.

This is harder than expected.

So this weekend I’m going to start roughing out loglines, 20 word summaries, and other such basic level stuff. Hopefully something will jump out at me! (Minus the werewolves.)

Anyone else out there doing NaNoWriMo this year? ๐Ÿ˜€

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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