The end of August is rapidly approaching (where exactly has this year gone, anyway?) which means we’re only a couple of months away from some things of note. The first is our (almost) annual holiday in Florida. Good news; you can expect another post about Halloween Horror Nights, mid-October. The other is NaNoWriMo. I’ve been giving the latter a little bit of thought over the past few days.
Last year, my decision to have a go at NaNoWriMo happened on some short notice; less than a week before the beginning of November, if I recall correctly. So, needless to say, there was a bit of scrambling to work out how I was going to go about it and what I was going to do as my project. Then, once the month started, I was pretty much winging it.
This time around, I want to give myself a better chance at succeeding. I’ve made the decision to try again well in advance so the first thing I need to do is decide on a project. At this point, I have three options:
- House in Exile.
- Returning to last years story.
- Something brand new.
There are benefits to each, of course. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not as far along with House in Exile as I wanted to be, so maybe using it this year will help me catch up. On the other hand, I did enjoy playing around in a different world last year so maybe that’s some thing that could help re-energize me again. Whether that means going back to that same world (only this time having done a bit more groundwork) or something fresh is one of the things I have to work out.
In fact, I can see making planning my 2017 NaNoWriMo project part of my goals for September and October. I deliberately entitled this Part 1 to push myself into doing more posts, so expect updates on this over the next few weeks. Hopefully, if I can get myself in a position to hit the ground running this time.