NaNoWriMo means Unprepared

Once more into the Blank!

I had plans to plan, I really did! Great glorious plans that would have turned NaNo into a ‘paint by numbers’ where all the plotting was done ahead of time.

I wouldn’t spend November in a constant chase of ‘yes, but what happens next‘, I wouldn’t have to retcon anything, or add ninjas, or invoke the Traveling Shovel of Death— because I would have done all of that in October.

But now that we are only three days from NaNoWriMo, I think it’s time to finally admit that I’m not going to get my planning done.

Or even started, really.

In fact I haven’t written a single index card, or mind map, or random plot doodle– I have a whole lot of nothing waiting for me come Friday morning. I have five semi-solid characters mulling about in my head and that’s about it.

But I have Friday off, so I’m hoping the first three-day weekend can be spent in a mad dash of Getting Things Done that will make up for all of October.

It should be a fun ride! 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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