I can not believe that NaNoWrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, is next month! For those that don’t know what it is, it’s where you write a whole novel in one month. I’ve been a member for 4 years now but have never completed a novel. I think the highest I got was maybe 4-5 chapters before getting too busy to finish or just losing inspiration. This year I am hoping things will be different! So here’s the prep I am doing.
In the past it was basically about an alien invasion, but I wasn’t really happy with where it was going, so for the last few months I’ve been coming up with new ideas. Anytime I had an idea I wrote it down until I had a list of about 5ish very basic plot lines that I thought I could write a novel about. Finally I looked at each one and wrote basic plot ideas for each. Character names, basic things that would happen, etc until I decided on one that I really liked. I won’t say exactly what my plot will be, but will eventually share it
As for where I’ll be writing my novel it’ll mainly be on my iPad. I don’t have a laptop anymore so I’m confined to using my PC, but I wanted to be able to go to places like Starbucks that would be far less distracting then me being at home. I’ve looked through countless apps both paid and unpaid and just haven’t found one that I liked. In the end I decided just to use Google Docs, that way I can write easily from my PC or my iPad. I even picked up this iPad keyboard for $20 (70% off!) at Target.
Keyboard is pretty easy to use and the iPad just sit inside. Or I can attach it when carrying it in my bag via being magnetized.
I’m excited for NaNoWriMo and plan to blog about it This year will be my year … I hope! (411)