Thursday, October 31, 2013


Welcome to day T-1 of NaNoWriMo, a month where writers make a goal to write a 50,000 word novel.

I'm not doing that.  I'm going to try something a bit different.

My goal is to revise my very rough first draft.  My goal is to polish up a chapter a day, starting today.  I've got 31 chapters, so starting a day early will let me get through everything by the end of the month.

I'm a very basic/outliney draft writer.  I don't write much prose.  I write tight dialog with a few sketches of who is where.  So I need to go back and fill in the lines.  Also, all of my battle scenes current read something like A fights B or A fights and wins.  As I said, basic/outliney.  It's just my process.  I even still have a few chapters that are a couple sentences long.

So, one could argue that I'm not even done with my first draft.  But, I'm excited and ready to take it to the next level using NaNo as my driver.

Anyone else out there doing a modified NaNo?  What are you doing?

3 tidbits:

Spy Scribbler said...

Hi Lauren! Back to blogging again, and I just found your comment about having a Border Collie. SO cute! They are the absolute best!

I'm trying to do NaNoWriMo. I'll be happy if I write anything, LOL... even a chapter would make me happy. :-) So I'm enjoying the spirit without a word count goal.

Good luck!

Dawn Rae said...

Good Morning Lauren. I found your blog from you comment in Travis's blog. I had to laugh since if i were nanoing this year, it'd be modified too. I have 4 binders of very rough draft nano attempts. They need plots and editing. But I'm not nanoing at all because I found squidoo recently. And I'm trying to write daily for squidoo. because the lenses are so short, I'm more successful. And that's what i'm calling my Nanowrimo'ish this year. I hope your Nanowrimoish is going well.

Unknown said...

Q: Why else does a moth fly from the night to a bold, attractive candle Light?
A: Dont let His extravagant
brilliance be extinguished, earthling.
You're creative, yes?
Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote.

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