Sunday, October 28, 2007

National Novel Writing Month - What are you writing about?

Okay, so I'm being a little nosey, but despite the fact I have taken part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in the past, I've never asked others about it. What I mean is that I've heard that it's just a good way for writers to let loose and free-write without the worry of editing of drafting, but it seems that things have changed in the past couple of years. Now don't get me wrong, change is a good thing, but it is sometimes weird. For instance, I haven't a clue as to what I will write about other than I know it will be fiction and at least 50,000 words. Others have topics and outlines. That piqued my interest as perhaps if I put some more thought into into it, I could come away with a viable first draft. Hmmm. Or maybe I would just get stuck trying to make things work out just the way I want them to. It's an interesting dilemma, but I will go with my original approach. I respect those who have planned out what they will write and write about and wish them success, but me, I'm just gonna wing it.


rel=nofollowCatherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

I'm going to fly by the seat of my pants and see where NaNo takes me. I have a basic theme (apocalyptic, possibly post-Apocalyptic), my title and a bunch of characters and the rest I'm going to frighten up using prompt words during November. No outline - possibly going to bomb out bigtime.