Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's business time

I am hoping that during the month of November there will be a lot more activity here. I've decided that a year of planning and dithering is enough and NaNoWriMo is the perfect excuse to cut loose with writing and not worrying over every tiny detail.

As I have mentioned everywhere else I've announced that I am participating in NaNoWriMo, I would beg for encouragement and support and pestering. I should be writing an average of 1,667 words a day and that's a big task.

But I am looking forward to it. Expect the new opening scene on Nov 1. I think I finally got it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

See how I plot

At was kind and chased down some free software for me to use for plotting the details of Emergent. I'm alternating between fleshing that out and actually writing. I still don't have any excerpts that feel complete enough for me to share here, but I did want to share how things are shaping up in XMind as I toss overall ideas onto "paper" and draw connections and flesh out the society of my world.

As to none of it being actually legible, well, it just seems like that would ruin things. The bones of a book feel really personal.