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Here's a change of pace

Well, I'm looking at the next three months, and I can't help but think I'm not going to find a job and start in the next two weeks, which means rather an extended period (continuing) of a lot of time and not much money. I've volunteered to do theater reviews for two other websites, I'm planning on tapping (as it were) the savings to take a tap dancing class, and ... I'm going to do Nanowrimo. I've got the time, I've got the idea ("The HP Lovecraft Institute of Software Design," with chapters alternating on going on blind dates and dealing with working with demonically possessed pseudo humans), and thanks to all of the review writing, I have the discipline. I've got about three weeks to plan it out (I think I need to do that, really, not just fling myself into it without a road map), I've got lots of time .... I think I can do it.

What do you think? Are you doing it? Have you done it? Any tips?

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bondagewoodelf
Oct. 6th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I've read some of your (hilarious) HP Lovecraft Institute posts somewhere else, and I'm quite interested in reading more :)

Edited at 2013-10-06 09:45 pm (UTC)
webcowgirl
Oct. 7th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
Well thank you!
varina8
Oct. 7th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
I think this is an excellent plan for your time. My only suggestion for the novel is don't obsess about revision, just move forward. Make notes to yourself if you have to do something. You need Anne Lamont's "shitty first draft" before anything else.
shadowdaddy
Oct. 7th, 2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
I've read similar commentary from many other people in the throes of previous nano's - just get the word count out and deal with incosistecies later if you want to do an edit pass. In fact, I've heard this from people doing "regular" novels as well...the outline is key to avoiding black holes of plot and editing in the first draft means never actually finishing it.
varina8
Oct. 7th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's about right.
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